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Strategic Management, Systems Engineering, Commercialisation, Operations Management.
This course consists of four modules:Systems Engineering: This module provides an overview of systems thinking and systems engineering. Students explore methods of designing and developing complex systems in terms of hierarchy and life cycle. Operations Management: This module develops the knowledge and skills with which ongoing engineering operations are managed and maintained in a manner consistent with the ongoing strategic objectives of the organisation.Commercialisation: Students will learn how to assess an innovation or technology to determine its commercial potential and then develop an appropriate approach to investors to support the intended venture.Strategic Management: An introduction to the principles and processes for determining, planning and executing a business strategy that is aimed at gaining or maintaining a competitive advantage.
KnowledgeThis course develops specialised operational and technical knowledge in the area of technology opportunity assessment and commercialisation. It also develops specialised operational knowledge of the preparation of strategic plans. It is a foundation course for the follow on Professional Project. Students will demonstrate broad understanding and integrating of the knowledge via group discussion and individual assignments that are based on information extracted from actual technology opportunities. Specific knowledge is also demonstrated in the skills and application assessment items.SkillsStudents’ observational and analytical skills in the area will be developed through class discussions and 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 through individual assignments.Opportunity assessment, analysis and presentation skills will be developed and demonstrated by way of a real case study based on an unfamiliar problem that will eventually be pitched to an industry panel (“Dragon’s Den”).ApplicationThis course serves as a capstone that integrates the knowledge gained from all of the other MEM courses, namely Accounting, Finance, Law, Engineering Management and Marketing.Students will participate in a series of in-class discussions to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to eventually be able to assess and interpret market and IT situations in a real-world situation. The number of formal in-class sessions are insufficient so students must manage their time and work with others to both validate and transfer knowledge.The group assignment requires analysis of a real technology to ascertain its commercial potential. The results must be communicated by way of a public presentation and also in a professional report.
Subject to approval of the Programme Director.
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Masters in Engineering Management Head of Department
Domestic fee $891.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.