ENME418-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Engineering Management and Professional Practice for Mechanical Engineers

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


The development of engineering management skills is essential to practice as a professional engineer. Engineers carry out technical analyses, but technology is always embedded in the context of society, and usually also business. Engineers therefore need to be able to integrate their solutions and planning within these broader contexts. This course covers several topics in engineering management and professional practice: project management, professional engineering competence and careers, environmental and societal dimensions, cultural and societal expectations, biculturalism and worldviews, health and safety, ethics, risk management, product liability, torts, managing people, team and conflict, structure of organisations, financial budget, cashflow, marketing, vision and strategy, intellectual property protection, among others. The focus throughout the course is on the engineering contexts, including new product development and production engineering. The course develops students' ability to solve problems in these various other areas, and produce integrative solutions for prospective engineering ventures.


60 points at 300-level in Mechanical Engineering

Course Coordinator

Dirk Pons


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 25 Aug 2022 20%
Assignment 2 15 Sep 2022 10%
Assignment 3 20 Oct 2022 30%
Exam 40%

Textbooks / Resources

There are no prescribed books. Students will have access to electronic documents and course readers after enrolment.


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

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 Mechanical Engineering .

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  • ENME418-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022