ENEL301-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Fundamentals of Engineering Economics and Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.

Content includes how to account for sustainability outcomes of engineering activities, ethics, professional behaviour, and incorporating te ao Māori into engineering practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:

  • LO1: Appreciate the application of management theory in engineering practice, including the management of individuals and teams in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural settings. (WA9)

  • LO2: Generate financial and economic assessments for engineering projects (WA11)

  • LO3: Appraise and analyse the sustainability of engineering projects, accounting for social, economic, ethical, legal, environmental and cultural considerations and outcomes. (WA6, WA7, WA8)

  • LO4: Appreciate issues, behaviours, tasks, roles and responsibilities expected of professional engineers within local, regional, and global contexts. (WA6, WA7, WA8, WA9, WA12)

  • LO5: Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, including in written and oral form, and embracing the use of te reo Māori. (WA10)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


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


ENEL350, PROD101


Kim Rutter


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Homework 6%
Mihi 4%
Report 30%
Test 1 15%
Test 2 30%
Assignment 15%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Parrino, Bates, Gillan and Kidwell; Fundamentals of Corporate Finance ; 4th; Wiley, 2017.

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

Additional Course Outline Information

Mahi ā-Ākonga | Workload (expected distribution of student hours, note 15 points = 150 hours):

Contact Hours

Lectures: 36
Tutorials: 12
Workshops: 2
Laboratories: 0

Independent study

Review of lectures: 70
Test and exam preparation: 15
Assignments: 15
Tutorial preparation: 0
Laboratory calculations: 0

Total 150

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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 .

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