Management in Engineering

Course Description

Within the scope of this subject students have to gain knowledge on business, legal, and project engineering environment. Main topics: engineering profession, engineering ethics, intellectual property, engineering approach to problem solving, teamwork, projects and project management, project planning, risks in projects, management and managers, organizing, and leadership.

General Competencies

Understanding of ethical, business, legal, and project framework of engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify complex environment of engineering
  2. explain ethic aspects of engineering
  3. explain fundamental characteristics of intellectual property
  4. apply fundamental principles of teamwork
  5. prepare project plan
  6. explain managerial functions
  7. identify organizational forms
  8. explain importance of leadership

Forms of Teaching


Teaching is organized in two cycles. The first cycle includes of 7 weeks of teaching and mid-term exam, and the second cycle includes of 6 weeks of teaching and final exam. Teaching is executed in 15 weeks with two hours of teaching per week.


Knowledge is tested by written exam.


Consultations are held individually.


Seminar work is a plan for a small project.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Class participation 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 30 % 0 % 30 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 60 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Engineering as a profession, history of engineering, greatest engineering achievements in twentieth century, modern engineering, engineering skills, engineering jobs.
  2. Engineering ethics, profession, etiquette, law and moral, ethics and ethic codes, moral dilemmas, individual responsibility, case studies.
  3. Intellectual property, types of intellectual property, authors' and similar rights, industrial property, patents, trade marks, industrial design, geographical indications, topography of semiconductor chips, intellectual property in digital era.
  4. Engineering problem solving, good and bad approaches to problem solving, understanding of a problem, categories of problems, problem solving cycle.
  5. Teamwork, definition of a team, roles and responsibilities, importance of a team, problems in teamwork, team building, resolving of conflicts.
  6. Projects and project management, definition of a project, project management functions, phases and processes in a project.
  7. Project planning - methodology, determination of a scope, identification of activities, scheduling, Gantt chart, resources and budget.
  8. mid-term exams
  9. mid-term exams
  10. Project planning - tools, MS Project, examples.
  11. Project risk management, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, plan of risk avoidance, tracking and control of risks.
  12. Management and managers, organization, managers, management, managerial functions, managerial roles, managerial skills, engineering and management.
  13. History of management, scientific management, general administrative management, psychological movement in management, quantitative approach to management, system theory and management, situational approach to management, quality management, modern trends.
  14. Organization, job specialization, organizational structures, relationships in organizations, centralization and decentralization, business functions of a company, organization of engineering departments.
  15. Leadership, short survey of research on leadership, transformational-transactional leadership, charismatic leadership, team leading.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Computing (study)
(2. semester)


B.S. Dhillon (2002.), Engineering and Technology Management Tools and Applications, Artech House
S.P. Robbins, M. Coulter (2007.), Management – ninth edition, Prentice Hall
Project Management Institute (2004.), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute


Grading System

ID 21012
  Summer semester
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises


86 Excellent
74 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable