Courses - Faculty of Engineering


Engineering General

Stage I

ENGGEN 100G
15 Points

Technological Choices for the Future

A consideration of technological choices to support informed decision making in the use of technology in modern society. The course focuses on important questions such as: What is the future direction of power generation in New Zealand? How can we create a sustainable future? Where will current developments in robotics and mobile communications lead us?

ENGGEN 101G
15 Points

Software, Data and Intelligent Automation

Introduces concepts of intelligent automation, robotic process automation, analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Includes consideration of data privacy and sovereignty, and the ethics of AI. Students will engage in critical analysis of potential intelligent automation applications and solutions, and will build their own software robot through practical laboratory work.

ENGGEN 115
15 Points

Principles of Engineering Design

An introduction to the principles of design as a fundamental part of engineering practice and a foundation for subsequent design courses. Students are also introduced to essential drawing skills and CAD, and complete group-based design projects. Topics include systems life cycle, design, and introductions to professional issues such as health and safety, ethics, sustainability, cultural diversity, communication, leadership, and teamwork.

ENGGEN 121
15 Points

Engineering Mechanics

An introduction to planar mechanics including: free body diagrams, planar equilibrium of rigid bodies, friction, distributed forces, internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams, kinematics and kinetics of particles, work and energy, relative motion, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.

Restriction: CIVIL 210, MECHENG 222

ENGGEN 131
15 Points

Introduction to Engineering Computation and Software Development

Introduction to problem solving in engineering through the use of the software package MATLAB, and the programming language C.

Restriction: ENGSCI 233, 331

ENGGEN 140
15 Points

Energy and Society

How will we power the modern world? An introduction to chemistry and biology and their application to solving problems in energy, its transformation and use. Treatment of associated risks and uncertainties applied to decision making in energy will develop understanding of perspective taking, the social licence to operate, and the role of professional engineering skills in the community and society.

ENGGEN 199
0 Points

English Language Competency

To complete this course students must attain a level of competency in the English language as determined by the Faculty of Engineering.

Stage II

ENGGEN 204
15 Points

Professional Skills and Communication

A system-wide view of the role of the professional engineer in society and business. The skills of advocacy, and individual and group-based communication are put into practice. Scenarios representative of real-world issues are addressed through team-based projects and problem solving. The professional issues introduced in ENGGEN 115 (health and safety, ethics, sustainability, cultural diversity, communication, leadership, and teamwork) are continued and developed.

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 115, 199

ENGGEN 299
0 Points

Workshop Practice

Restriction: BIOMENG 299, CHEMMAT 299, CIVIL 299, COMPSYS 299, ELECTENG 299, ENGSCI 299, MECHENG 299, MECHTRON 299, SOFTENG 299, STRCTENG 299

Stage III

ENGGEN 303
15 Points

Managing Projects and Innovation

Introduction to theory and practice of managing projects, innovation, product development and service delivery. Students work in interdisciplinary teams to complete a project based on a complex real-world systems scenario. Project management and innovation topics are integrated with design studies covered in previous courses, and extended to wider business issues of risk and opportunities, entrepreneurship, financial management, and regulatory issues.

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 199, 204

ENGGEN 388
0 Points

Leadership in Engineering

Prepares engineers for roles as future leaders. Enhances skills in seeing problems from non-engineering perspectives and dealing with situations without ideal solutions. Develops skills from other disciplines and increases awareness of the broader context of how engineering supports society.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

Stage IV

ENGGEN 403
15 Points

Managing a Business

An introduction to the commercial drivers and business practices which prepare students for successful roles in the commercial, government, and non-profit sectors after graduation. Students are presented with a systems thinking approach to managing large, complex, multidisciplinary challenges. Professional issues (such as health and safety, sustainability, resilience, ethics, leadership, and cultural diversity) from previous courses are expanded.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 101 and 102, or BUSINESS 111 and 112, or DESIGN 220 or 221 or 222, or ECON 151 and GLOBAL 101, or COMMS 320 or ENGGEN 303 or LAW 241 or MUS 186 or 365 or PROPERTY 231 or SCIGEN 201

ENGGEN 499
0 Points

Practical Work

Diploma Courses

ENGGEN 601
15 Points

Case Studies in Engineering 1

The case study may include aspects of design or analysis, a survey and/or evaluation of a problem in any branch of engineering. Students are required to submit a report.

ENGGEN 602
15 Points

Case Studies in Engineering 2

The case study may include aspects of design or analysis, a survey and/or evaluation of a problem in any branch of engineering. Students are required to submit a report.

ENGGEN 622
15 Points

Advanced Topics in Engineering 1

Courses on topics determined each year by the Associate Dean Postgraduate in the Faculty of Engineering.

ENGGEN 623
15 Points

Advanced Topics in Engineering 2

Courses on topics determined each year by the Associate Dean Postgraduate in the Faculty of Engineering.

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ENGGEN 701
15 Points

Professional Project

A comprehensive investigation, analysis and reporting of a complex engineering design, development or professional engineering problem. Problem synthesis, solution specification, development and reporting as approved by the Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Restriction: ENGGEN 401, 405, 410, 705

ENGGEN 705
15 Points

Engineering Product Development

Advanced topics in the engineering design and development of new manufactured products, taking an integrated approach including technical, commercial, and user aspects. Theory is linked to practice through multidisciplinary teams engaging in projects and case studies.

Prerequisite: B grade or higher in ENGGEN 303

Restriction: ENGGEN 401, 405, 410, 701, MGMT 305

ENGGEN 720
15 Points

Special Topic

ENGGEN 721
15 Points

Special Topic

Restriction: ENGGEN 769

ENGGEN 722
15 Points

Special Study in Engineering Management 1

Directed study of an engineering management topic approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Restriction: CIVIL 716

ENGGEN 723
15 Points

Special Study in Engineering Management 2

Directed study of an engineering management topic approved by the Programme Coordinator.

ENGGEN 724
15 Points

Special Study in Technology Management 1

Directed study of an engineering technology topic approved by the Programme Coordinator.

ENGGEN 725
15 Points

Special Study in Technology Management 2

Directed study of an engineering technology topic approved by the Programme Coordinator.

ENGGEN 726
15 Points

Climate Adaptation of Infrastructure

Impacts of climate change on infrastructure and adaptation strategies to respond to these changes. Impact assessments, vulnerability studies, and development of adaptation strategies and techniques for whole of life asset management. Decision-making, management and climate resilience of transport, potable water provision, stormwater and wastewater systems, buildings and other physical infrastructure systems.

ENGGEN 730
15 Points

Management Skills for Project Professionals

Core theories and their implications for the art and practice of project management in organisations.

ENGGEN 731
15 Points

Agile and Lean Project Management

The culture, structures, roles, tools and techniques required for effective management of projects in uncertain, volatile and ambiguous environments where the project scope evolves or the timescale is the primary driver. Students will learn advanced techniques and apply them to reinforce their learning.

Restriction: ENGGEN 740

ENGGEN 732
15 Points

Systems Thinking and Project Business Case

The business case as the tool of choice for many businesses for turning strategy into projects and the subsequent investment appraisals. Topics include systems thinking, the theory of constraints, value, cost/benefit analysis, quadruple bottom line, sensitivity analysis, risk analysis, investment appraisal, performance measurement and benefit realisation.

ENGGEN 733
15 Points

Strategy, Portfolios, Programmes and Projects

The practical application of strategic management principles to enable the successful delivery of portfolios, programmes and projects in demand and supply side organisations in the public and private sectors. Examination of international examples from different industry sectors illustrates how theoretical concepts and practical applications can relate to the success or failure of portfolios of resources, programmes of work, and individual projects, sometimes in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity.

Restriction: ENGGEN 741

ENGGEN 734
15 Points

Engineering Contracts for Project Managers

Theoretical concepts in engineering commercial contracts, how those concepts apply to the work environment and manifest in the contracts in use in the project environment. Students will study relevant case law, NZS3910, NEC3 and FIDIC.

Restriction: CIVIL 790

ENGGEN 735
15 Points

Project Management Case Studies

Examination of examples from industry to show how theoretical concepts relate to the success or failure of projects. Students will study a range of projects from across the world that highlight critical success factors.

Restriction: ENGGEN 741

ENGGEN 736
15 Points

Research Implementation and Dissemination - Level 9

Critical reflections on undertaking a research project focussing on elements of project implementation and dissemination of research findings and outcomes. Leverage the benefits of the research project by focussing on the communicating the findings of the project to appropriate audiences and maximising the impact of the project for key stakeholders. Critically evaluate own performance in undertaking a project and adoption of a philosophy of continuous improvement during implementation stage of a project. Identification of lessons learned in order to inform future research.

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 730

Corequisite: ENGGEN 792 or 794

ENGGEN 740
30 Points

Project Management Bodies of Knowledge

A comprehensive and critical review of existing and emerging project management bodies of knowledge including Waterfall, Agile, Lean and Extreme Project Management approaches. Comparison of a range of project management frameworks and methodologies for management of risk, including the applied application of a range of tools, techniques and knowledge to open-ended project scenarios.

Restriction: CIVIL 703, ENGGEN 731

ENGGEN 741
30 Points

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

Critical elements of project delivery including leadership, organisation, owner profile and participation, project objectives, investment decisions and change management. Project, Programme and Portfolio Management frameworks and their practical application to organisations in managing strategy implementation. Examples from industry show how theoretical concepts relate to the success or failure of projects, programmes and portfolios under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity.

Restriction: ENGGEN 733, 735

ENGGEN 766
45 Points

ENGGEN 766A
15 Points

ENGGEN 766B
30 Points

Research Project in Engineering Management - Level 9

A major project which should relate to a practical situation in an organisation or company selected by the candidate. The project must be approved by the Master of Engineering Management Programme Director, and may take the form of a survey and evaluation of modern advances in engineering management practices, the development and/or implementation of new management strategies, or a management oriented industrial case study.

Restriction: ENGGEN 763, 764, 765

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 766 A and B, or ENGGEN 766

ENGGEN 769
15 Points

Research Methods for Engineers

Development of research methods knowledge and skills including research philosophy and design, research ethics, data collection and analysis techniques, identification of limitations, and writing up and reporting. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are addressed.

Restriction: CHEMMAT 751, CIVIL 705, COMPSYS 700, ELECTENG 700, ENGGEN 721, ENGSCI 700, MECHENG 700, SOFTENG 700

ENGGEN 770
15 Points

Medical Device and Technology Development - Level 9

Clinical and technical aspects of medical device development. Identification and definition of a medical device, examples and case studies. Evidence based technology, justification and motivation for developing medical devices. Techniques and issues concerning medical device research and design processes. Includes individual research related to medical device and technology development.

ENGGEN 771
15 Points

Medical Device Industry Practice - Level 9

Commercial lifecycle considerations in medical device design. Clinical evaluation of systems; safety and ethics issues. Medical and regulatory requirements and international standards for medical devices; quality assurance and controlled design. Examples drawn from surgical assistance and medical intervention systems, training systems, prosthetics, orthotics, exoskeleton devices, and healthcare robotics.

ENGGEN 790
45 Points

ENGGEN 790A
15 Points

ENGGEN 790B
30 Points

Research Project - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 790 A and B, or ENGGEN 790

ENGGEN 791A
30 Points

ENGGEN 791B
30 Points

Dissertation in Medical Devices - Level 9

A structured supervised research project addressing a topic relevant to the development and commercialisation of medical devices and technologies.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 791 A and B

ENGGEN 792
30 Points

ENGGEN 792A
15 Points

ENGGEN 792B
15 Points

Research Project - Level 9

A research project which requires students to undertake a practical application in a temporary endeavour to deliver a product, service or specified outcome. May take the form of surveys, interviews, action research, project implementation and evaluation of modern advances in project management practices, or a project management oriented case study. Projects conducted by students working in pairs. Each student must prepare a separate individual report.

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 792 A and B, or ENGGEN 792

ENGGEN 793A
30 Points

ENGGEN 793B
60 Points

Medical Devices Research Portfolio - Level 9

A structured supervised research portfolio addressing a topic relevant to the development and commercialisation of medical devices and technologies.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 793 A and B

ENGGEN 794
30 Points

ENGGEN 794A
15 Points

ENGGEN 794B
15 Points

Research Project - Level 9

A research project which requires a student to undertake a practical application in a temporary endeavour to deliver a product, service or specified outcome. May take the form of action research, project implementation and evaluation of modern advances in project management practices, or a project management oriented case study. Project will be conducted by students working individually within an existing project orientated team.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 794 A and B, or ENGGEN 794

ENGGEN 796A
60 Points

ENGGEN 796B
60 Points

ME Thesis (Engineering) - Level 9

Students are required to submit a thesis on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ENGGEN 796 A and B

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