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EG3000 - Engineering Project Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Details of engineering planning and design; feasibility, and concept design of engineering projects; project planning techniques; discussion of case studies for engineering projects related to energy, mining, construction, infrastructure and manufacturing processes; sustainability, environmental and social considerations in engineering projects; organisational structure for engineering projects; cost estimation and risk management for engineering projects; technological aspects of engineering projects; scheduling of time and resources; multiple project management; optimisation models and algorithms for solution; optimal scheduling of time and resources; cost optimisation; application of optimisation approach to engineering project management; quality control; construction management - design and delivery, tenders, bidding, procurement, risk management, scheduling and estimation of costs; international engineering projects; project monitoring and closure. Project: Conceptualisation, comparison, selection and development of detailed project plan, schedule, cost and risk involved in (group) proposed engineering project from different disciplines of engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • advance effective oral and written communication skills;
  • develop an attitude for dealing with complexity and uncertainty;
  • learn to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • understand professional and ethical responsibilities;
  • understand the technological aspects of engineering project and their efficient management;
  • learn the tools and concepts relevant to organizing, planning and managing engineering projects;
  • learn to make concious use of systems thinking, approaches and concepts.
Prerequisites: EG1000 AND EG1002 AND EG1010 AND EG1011 AND EG1012 AND MA1000 AND MA1003 AND (PH1005 OR EG1001) OR 36 CREDIT POINTS
CS3007 EG5308


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Lecturer: Dr Govinda Pandey.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.