Experiences in implementing a postgraduate engineering management program

Thorpe, David and Fulcher, Robert (2007) Experiences in implementing a postgraduate engineering management program. In: AaeE 2007: Connecting Teaching, Research and Industry through Engineering Education, 09-13 Dec 2007, Melbourne, Australia.


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[Abstract]: The majority of practising engineers are expected to possess managerial skills as well as specific technical skills. While many engineering graduates undertake a Master of Business Administration to gain the necessary knowledge to undertake their managerial tasks, there is also a demand for the development of managerial skills more closely related to engineering practice. These skills are likely to be more relevant to engineers if they are related to engineering tasks. Examples of such knowledge would include the impact of technology on society, sustainability, risk management, asset management and innovation management. The Master of Engineering Management program was developed by the University of Southern Queensland to provide these skills. While the courses in this program were initially developed for distance education only, several are also now delivered on-campus. This paper discusses the experiences of two of the academics involved with the development and delivery of courses in this program.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 23:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: management; engineering; education; postgraduate
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4052

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