Engineering management 310

Module code BSS 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Programme and systems engineering
Concepts: Application of project management, systems thinking, systems approach, product, system and project life cycles, project phases and specification practices. Development models: stage-gate development, project charter, systems engineering models, systems engineering management and life cycle characteristics. Planning and Scheduling: task definition, work breakdown structures, duration estimation, Gantt charts, critical path, resource handling. Costs and Budgets: cost estimates, project life cycle costs, work authorisation. Control: project organisation. Legal: contracts, intellectual property. Case studies and semester project
Engineering Economics
Decision making in an engineering environment. Allocation of cost. Money-time relationships (discreet interest formulae, tables, financial calculator, Excel). Bases for comparison of alternatives (present worth, annual worth,). Decision making among alternatives before and after tax (useful lives equal to study period, useful lives different among alternatives).

Module credits 8.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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