SCU OnlineStudy Period 1,2,3,4,5,6Study Period 1,2,3,4,5,6

Unit description

Analysis of foundational concepts of project management and evaluation of current trends in project management practice and research. Students participate in structured learning activities and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of core project management concepts in practice.

Unit content

  1. Project Management Introduction, Charter and Kick-Off
  2. Communication Plan, WBS and RACI
  3. Time Management and Cost Management
  4. Progress Reporting, Scope Change and Crashing
  5. Risk Management and Quality Management
  6. Procurement, Teams and Project Closure

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

Study Period 1

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN: 978-1-337-40645-1.

Study Period 2

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Study Period 3

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Study Period 4

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Study Period 5

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Study Period 6

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Weekly activities15%
Reflective writing45%

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