Operations and Project Management for Engineers

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

This online Operations and Project Management for Engineers unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia introduces engineering students to the key concepts and methods in operations management, project planning and control.

With a focus on eight key areas: inventory management; aggregate and resource planning; decision making analysis; work measurement and time standards; project management and structuring; engineering economic analysis; and project estimation and scheduling, students gain a thorough knowledge of this field.

Students will learn the basic principles of operations management, develop a strategic framework for manufacturing competitiveness, apply appropriate techniques to plan and manage manufacturing operations and projects, monitor and evaluate processes and outcomes, and suggest ways to improve existing manufacturing activities.

Operations and project management skills apply to a broad range of business and organisational contexts, across a range of national and international sectors. This unit teaches essential skills in operations and project management for aspiring engineers looking to get ahead.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

As a level 3 unit, a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area is assumed.

Areas of study

In this engineering unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Operations planning and control
  • Inventory management
  • Aggregate and resource planning
  • Decision making
  • Work measurement
  • Project management
  • Engineering economic analysis
  • Project estimation and scheduling

Course pathways

This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, students will develop the necessary tools for effective planning, decision-making, implementation, monitoring, control and evaluation of manufacturing projects and activities.

Successful completion of this unit will also contribute to achieving an Associate Degree in Engineering from the University of South Australia.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Operations and Project Management for Engineers from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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