Operations Management

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operations Management

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    Operations management is concerned with the design, planning and improvement of systems or processes that create goods and provide services. This subject provides a broad introduction to operations management and develops awareness of the critical need for effective operations management. Not only do the students learn about the fundamentals of operations management, but they also practice how to select and apply appropriate operations tools and techniques in different contexts including quality management, inventory control and management, sales and operations planning, resource planning, decision-making analysis and sustainable operations management. Teaching methods include a combination of interactive lectures, real-world case analysis and videos.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Describe fundamentals of managing operations
    2. Apply analysis techniques to assess and improve operations processes and performance
    3. Select and apply appropriate approaches for planning and control of operations
    4. Explain the economic, social and environmental challenges facing operations managers
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:
    Show an understanding and critically analyse of essential concepts necessary for a career in business and related professions in both indigenous and non-indigenous contexts (1.1)
    Demonstrate inter-relationships between differing business and related disciplines (1.2)
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This subject provides a broad introduction to operations management and develops awareness of the critical need for effective operations management. Students learn about the fundamentals of operations management and practice how to select and apply appropriate operations tools and techniques in different contexts including quality management, inventory control and management, sales and operations planning, resource planning, decision making analysis and sustainable operations management.
    Teaching and learning strategies
    The subject is presented in seminar format. Essential principles are presented and analysed and students are lead through practical application exercises.
    Content
    Operations strategy
    Quality management
    Inventory management
    Sales and operations planning
    Resource planning
    Decision making analysis
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: In-class quizzes (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 2: Operations process analysis (Group)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 3: Report (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2 and 3
    This addresses program learning objectives(s):
    1.1 and 1.2
    Weight: 40%
    Minimum requirements
    Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.