ENMG604-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Technology, Innovation and Engineering Management

12 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020


Engineering Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Quality Management, Project Management, Maintenance Management.

This course consists of four modules that address key knowledge areas in the field of modern engineering management. The modules are:
•      Innovation and Technology Management: This module introduces key concepts and furthers
       the understanding of the role of innovation and technology and their efficient management
       to build and maintain a competitive edge in business. Innovation and technology
       management links engineering, science and management principles to identify, choose and
       implement the most effective means of attaining compatibility between internal skills and
       resources of an organisation and its competitive, economic and social environment.

•      Project Management: Project management is for complex multidisciplinary efforts of a
       technical or non-technical nature. The key tasks of the project manager, namely planning
       the project and controlling the execution of the work, are dealt with by using a total
       process-based view of the project over its total life as a point of departure. In this way all
       management and supporting functions, such as contracting, team building, conflict
       management, etc. are put into an overall perspective and are related to one another.

•      Quality Management: Students will study quality methods to improve product design and
       delivery and to improve processes. They will understand:
       o the role of quality in product design and process improvement,
       o process variables and be able to use statistical process control and process capability
       o six sigma capability and know how to manage six sigma projects.

•      Maintenance Management: This module addresses the fundamentals of Reliability Centred
       Maintenance as it relates to system and equipment supportability and maintenance.  
       Students will be able to understand the concepts of reliability, availability and maintainability
       and place these in the context of totally integrated system support.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge
    This course develops specialised operational and technical knowledge in the area of engineering management.  It also develops specialised operational knowledge of the preparation of engineering management plans.  It is the foundation course for a follow on course (ENMG606) which develops knowledge of strategy.  Students will demonstrate broad understanding and integrating of the knowledge via group discussion in class and individual assignments that are based on information extracted from actual engineering management and project situations. Specific knowledge is also demonstrated in the skills and application assessment items.

  • Skills
    Students’ observational and analytical skills in the area will be developed through class discussions and in-class case studies and will be assessed through assignments for largely unfamiliar style problems.  Students will also demonstrate skill to analyse and generate solutions to complex and sometimes unpredictable problems.

  • Application
    Innovation and technology management links engineering, science and management principles to identify, choose and implement the most effective means of attaining compatibility between internal skills and resources of an organisation and its competitive, economic and social environment.  
    Project management is the vehicle by which engineers deliver the results of innovation and quality and maintenance management provide knowledge and skills essential to the management of ongoing engineering operations.

    Students will apply their knowledge and analytical skills to eventually be able to assess and interpret particular engineering management situations in a real-world situation. Students must manage their time and work with others to both validate and transfer knowledge.

    The assessments require the synthesising opinions on a particular situation and then evaluating the particular systems, innovation, project, maintenance and operational implications.  The results must be communicated in a professional report.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director.

Course Coordinator

For further information see Masters in Engineering Management Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $881.00

* 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.

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