Engineering training typically focuses on the technical aspects of the work. This is probably the result of training providers having to meet very high expectations and cover a huge amount of topics and aspects of the field of study. Once graduated, engineers then walk into a junior position where the
task is mainly of a technical nature – as can be expected.
Soon thereafter the technical work start turning into supervisory and eventually into a management role. The technical training received at university, however, does not cater for or prepare the engineer for the challenges of managing people.
This course has been designed to train engineers and other technical staff in dealing with matters such as managing people, budgeting, project management, managing change and making decisions.