SCU OnlineStudy Period 1Study Period 1

Unit description

Consideration of project initiation and planning as the first processes in the project management lifecycle. Students undertake structure and problem-based (scenario) learning to evaluate and assess a project at the selection phase, and create and critique comprehensive project management plans and charters.

Unit content

  1. Project Selection
  2. Stakeholder and Communication Management
  3. Project Initiation
  4. Project Planning — Scope Management
  5. Project Time and Resource Management
  6. Project Planning — Cost Estimation

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

  • Available from www.pmi.org. Students who become members of the PMI (USD32) receive a complimentary digital copy: Project Management Institute, 2017, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edn, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. ISBN: 9-781-628-25184-5.
  • This is the basic text for this course. Available as an eBook.: Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN: 9781337406451.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Case study20%
Project proposal30%

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

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