The course will introduce project management approaches, processes and tools for succeeding in the workplace. It will attempt to provide a strategic view, as well as practical tools to better manage projects. The focus is of this course is on the development, use and integration of management tools and their adjustment to the project environment. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on taking a managerial view of the situation and implementing tools to support decision making.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- Have an understanding of the organisational context and environment within which project management operates.
- Have an understanding of the project management framework and common tools.
- Have a strategic perspective with respect to the linkages and interrelationships of strategic deployment and project management.
- Are able to examine contemporary issues in project management both globally and in Australia.
In addition, the course will provide students with an opportunity:
- to develop oral and written communication skills through active participation in class discussion
- the development and presentation of oral and written reports
- formal and informal classroom debate
- develop critical and creative thinking skills through exercises and assignments requiring analysis, evaluation, interpretation and synthesis
- debate and classroom discussion
- to develop leadership skills through structuring an independent group project
- leading a project and a group exercise
- fulfilling spokesperson duties, reporting on a group's activities to a class
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
- 2 Assignments (50%)
- Exam (40%)
- Class Contribution (10%)
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work.
This will include:
- private study
- assignment preparation
- group work
Requisite and Incompatibility
Completion of 72 units.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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