ENMG603-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

Legal and Human Resources

12 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021


Business Law, Human Resources Management, Intellectual Property Law and Management.

This course consists of three modules:

Business Law:  The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the New Zealand legal system and of various aspects of contract, business and employment law as these relate to typical situations in which engineers are involved.

Intellectual Property Law:  In this module students are offered a basic and practical understanding of the New Zealand intellectual property law and of various aspects of intellectual property ownership, protection and trade as these relate to typical situations in which engineers are involved.

Human Resource Management: This module provides an introduction to the principles of HRM from the point of view of a leader in a variety of engineering enterprises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge
    This course develops contextualised knowledge in the area of business and intellectual property law, and human resource management (HRM).  Students will demonstrate broad understanding and integration of that knowledge via group and individual assignments that are based on information extracted from actual business situations.

  • Skills
    Students’ observational and analytical skills will be developed through role playing, short quizzes and will be assessed through group assignments for largely unfamiliar style problems.  Students will demonstrate the ability to analyse HRM issues and generate organisationally appropriate practical solutions.

  • Application
    The business law and intellectual property law modules mutually complement each other while laying the foundation skills for application in project management, contract negotiation and administration and commercialisation.  

    The Human Resources management module provides students with practical skills that can be applied to optimise both individual and organisational performance and culture.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director.

Course Coordinator

For further information see Masters in Engineering Management Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $891.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Masters in Engineering Management.

All ENMG603 Occurrences

  • ENMG603-21W (C) Whole Year 2021