Special Topics for Engineering Management students

Four 'Special Topic' distance learning courses, ENGGEN 722-725, are offered as Engineering electives.

These courses are primarily intended for Engineering Management (MEMgt, MEPM and COMA-MESTU) students who have specific interests in the respective topic areas, are in full-time or part time employment, or have other special requirements. You will need to consult with and gain approval from the relevant Programme Director to take these courses.

To enrol in any of these courses, you are required to be currently employed, have suitable work experience, and/or have unlimited access to an engineering or technology-based organisation.

About the Special Topic courses

Each course consists of a series of prescribed, self-directed, weekly study modules. You will be required to access the respective course(s) through Canvas, the University's electronic learning management system.

Study material and instructions regarding assignments will be made available for enrolled students to download a few days before the semester commences. Students who are formally enrolled in a particular Special Topic course are advised to print their own hard copy of the study material, and use this throughout the study period.

The courses will be conducted entirely via distance learning, so you don't need to attend the University in person. You will complete your assignments and final assessments on Canvas at a prescribed test time, and be required to submit answers electronically within a specified time frame. Assignments and the final tests are designed as mini case studies, so you'll be asked to reflect on the study material and relate it to specific workplace situations.

You are responsible to regularly check Canvas – make sure your email is current, as any additional information or changes will be updated here.

Special Topics in Engineering Management

ENGGEN 722: Special Study in Engineering Management 1

(Semester One)

This course focuses on the management of the wide range of risks to which today's technology- based organisations are exposed. It aims to enable managers in these organisations to identify and manage risk within their own organisation, with a view to minimising adverse consequences.

This course provides management models and integrated frameworks that can be used to identify and evaluate risks, as well as a variety of qualitative and quantitative assessment, management and decision-making tools. It also covers risk management within the broader community framework, through the important areas of community perception and acceptance of risk, and communication.

Topics covered include: concept and types of risk, risk assessment, decision making under uncertainty, risk management tools, disaster management and recovery, risk perception and acceptability, risk communication.

Restriction: Students must be enrolled in the MEMgt, MEPM or COMA-MESTU programme.