Availabilities:

2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Assess alignment of project goals with organisational capabilities Intellectual rigour
2Create and apply project selection matrices CreativityEthical practice
3Create a project charter CreativityEthical practice
4Assess and manage project budgets, assumptions, resource constraints against stakeholder needsIntellectual rigourEthical practice
5Develop sustainable and agile project management plans.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Assess alignment of project goals with organisational capabilities
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Create and apply project selection matrices
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. Create a project charter
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. Assess and manage project budgets, assumptions, resource constraints against stakeholder needs
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. Develop sustainable and agile project management plans.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+