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Study Period1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Study Period1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

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.

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Identify and explain the processes involved in each stage of the project management life cycle Knowledge of a discipline
2 Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge; terminology, principles and applications Knowledge of a discipline
3 Explain the internal and external roles and responsibilities and present within project management teams Knowledge of a discipline
4 Critique current trends in project management research and practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
5 Synthesise and reinterpret a past or existing project using PMBOK terminology and frames. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

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

  1. Identify and explain the processes involved in each stage of the project management life cycle
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge; terminology, principles and applications
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Explain the internal and external roles and responsibilities and present within project management teams
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Critique current trends in project management research and practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Synthesise and reinterpret a past or existing project using PMBOK terminology and frames.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kloppenborg, TJ, Anantatmula, V & Wells, KN, 2018, Contemporary Project Management, 4th edn, Cengage, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN: 978-1-337-40645-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.