ENEL301-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Fundamentals of Engineering Economics and Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


Engineering projects and ventures require management. This course identifies the different management activities involved and develops the skills necessary for managing technology projects and professional practice. It covers the competencies required for graduate engineers as defined by the Washington Accord.

Learning Outcomes

  • This course aims to give students:

  •   An understanding of the principles of management theory (planning, organising, leading and
    controlling) and their application to professional engineering practice, with particular emphasis
    on leadership of individuals and groups, and organisational structure and design.
  •   Practice in assessing the dynamics of individual and team behaviour in preparation for
    professional practice of functioning effectively as an individual and as member or leader in
    diverse teams and in multi‐disciplinary and multi‐cultural settings.
  •   An awareness of the requirements of effective communication, including practice in formal
    report writing, and other forms of presentation.
  •   An introduction to management and financial accounting (estimating and budgeting, cost
    accounting and financial statement construction and analysis).
  •   The ability to apply techniques in engineering economic analysis (NPV, IRR, EAC, benefit‐ cost)
    as appropriate; an introduction to risk concepts.
  •   A framework for analysis of sustainability (TBLA, EIA, LCA, mauri method), and exposure to
    current sustainability issues and the cultural implications of such issues.
  •   A framework for analysis of ethical questions, and an understanding of the ethical
    responsibilities of a professional engineer in a multi‐cultural society.
  •   An introduction to legal issues relevant to the professional practice of engineering in NZ,
    including the NZ legal system, tort, contract law, other legislation relevant to the practice of
    engineering and business in NZ.  An introduction to intellectual property.  An introduction to
    marketing concepts.
  •   An understanding of the role and responsibilities of the professional engineer in New Zealand’s
    bicultural society as well as globally.


15 points of any second year Professional Engineering course and enrolled in the BE(Hons) degree.


ENEL350, PROD101


Kim Rutter


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 2 12.5%
Homework 6%
Mihi 4%
Professional Practice Test 5%
Assignment 1 12 Aug 2022 12.5%
Report 26 Aug 2022 30%
Report 12 Oct 2022 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Schermerhorn, John R; Management ; 6th Asia-Pacific edition; John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., 2017.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL301 Occurrences

  • ENEL301-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022