Engineering Management Methods

A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Mérnöki menedzsment módszerek

Last updated: 2014. február 14.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

Electrical Engineering, BSc Program

Computer Engineering, BSc Program

Economic and Human Sciences

Elective course

Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
VITMAK47   2/0/0/f 2  
3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Sallai Gyula Antal,
Web page of the course
4. Instructors  
 Sallai, Gyula DScProfessor
Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
 Abos, Imre PhD
Associate Professor
 Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
 Kósa Zsuzsanna, PhD
 Associate Professor Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
 Kunsági, László
 Research Fellow
 Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
5. Required knowledge Basic knowledge of technology and economics
6. Pre-requisites

No prerequisites

The subject is not available for those who have already passed the MSc subject "Engineering Management" (BMEVITMM112).
7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge To get acquainted with the methods of technology- and innovation management, the typical engineering management roles, tools and situations, the market entrance and acceptance of new products and technologies and to overview the product and technology development and further innovation tasks, to recognize the roles of professional preparedness, knowledge, knowledge transfer and orientation in the research, development, design and organization. The included realistic examples help to start the first successful steps in your career.
8. Synopsis

Engineering Management (EM) situations and solution

  1. Aims and functions of EM. Roles of electrical and computer engineers in the information society. Structure and economic role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Business priorities, business value generation.
  2. Definition, characteristics and components of management.
  3. Management corporate IT, communications engineering and business functions. Operative and strategic management tasks.
  4. Principles, models and procedures of EM in the field of information transmission and processing.
  5. Techno-economic modelling, optimization.
  6. Management tasks in network planning, location, control, distribution, scheduling and resource allocation.
  7. Statistic and heuristic procedures in the preparation of techno-economic decisions.


  1. Areas, tools and institutions of innovation-management, forms of promotion of innovation.
  2. Future oriented technology forecast, recognition of technological breakthrough, management of changing generation.
  3. Procedure, institutions and influence of standardization on the markets of technology. Relationship among innovation, competiton and standardization.
  4. Intellectual property rights in the innovation procedure: protection of technical works, works of authors, databases, rights of neighbours, trademarks.
  5. Steps in development of technology/product, procedure of market admission, methods of development marketing
  6. Roles of ICT in development product/business, its contribution to value genaration.
  7. Corporate culture, corporate behaviour in innovative organizations.
9. Method of instruction Interactive lecture.
10. Assessment a. During semester: 2 midterms of the maximum score of 30 - 30.
    Condition of passing the subject and receiving term mark: passing each midterm of at least 10 points.
b. During exam term: no exams.
c. No exams during semester.
11. Recaps

Any one of the midterms can be replaced (improved) during both the semester and the week of replacements, but only one of them can be replaced (improved). To replace (improve) a midterm during the week of replacements students have to register for a “signature replacing exam” in Neptun system and pay extra service fee. The conditions (including the subject) of the replacing (improving) midterms are the same as the ones of the ordinary midterms. The result of the improving midterm overwrites the one of the improved midterm.

12. Consultations Before and after lectures and during office hours of the lecturers after making appointments through email.
13. References, textbooks and resources

IEEE Engineering Management Review

Murphy, T.: Achieving Business Value from Information Technology, Gartner 2002.
Morel-Guimaraes, L. - Khalil, T.M.- Hosni, Y. A.: Management of Technology. Key success factors for innovation and sustainable development. Elsevier, 2005
EITO: European Information Technology Observatory, 2005
Bidgoli, H. (ed.).: The Handbook of Technology Management, 3 volumes, Wiley, USA, 2010

14. Required learning hours and assignment
Lectures 28
Preparation for lectures during semester 14
Preparation for midterms 18
Total (in hours)
15. Syllabus prepared by
 Sallai, Gyula, DScProfessor
Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
 Abos, Imre, PhD
Associate Professor
 Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
 Kósa Zsuzsanna, PhD
 Associate Professor Department of Telecommunications and Informatics
 Kunsági, László
 Research Fellow
 Department of Telecommunications and Informatics