Unit description

Develops students' understanding of the principles of project management from a managerial perspective in an organisational setting and to develop skills to plan and manage projects with teams. Students will be introduced to the various phases and processes associated with a project life cycle, and should understand the knowledge areas associated with any project and explore practical applications of the knowledge acquired through this unit.

Unit content

Module 1 Organizing Projects
Topic 1  Introduction and Project Selection
Topic 2  Initiating Projects with a Charter
Topic 3  PMI and Organisational Influences

Module 2 Planning Projects
Topic 4  Planning for Stakeholders, Communication and WBS
Topic 5  Scheduling Projects (and using MS Project)
Topic 6  Resourcing and Budgeting Projects
Topic 7  Project Risk and Quality Planning

Module 3 Performing Projects
Topic 8  Managing Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Quality
Topic 9  Developing and Leading a Project Team, and Stakeholders
Topic 10  Managing the Supply Chain, Integration, Communication, and Risk, and Finishing Projects

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Kloppenburg, T J, 2015, Contemporary Project Management, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning, USA.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Exam: closed book35%
Reflective writing10%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Exam: closed book35%
Reflective writing10%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Exam: closed book35%
Reflective writing10%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Exam: closed book35%
Reflective writing10%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Exam: closed book35%
Reflective writing10%

Sydney

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal15%
Project report40%
Exam: closed book35%
Reflective writing10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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