• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management, Project Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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Project risk & issues management explores the management of the risks and issues that arise before and during a projects execution.  This involves:  development of a conceptual framework, analysis of the way in which risks and issues influence project decisions, and examination of processes to manage risks and issues throughout the life of a project.

PRIM does not align with any particular methodology in risk and issue management.  Armed with the theoretical principles and techniques that we will explore, students will be able to evaluate the appropriateness and gauge the limitations of the approaches used within their own organisations.  AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 (a case in point), is found to be a special instance of the general risk framework covered in PRIM.

The objective of PRIM is to equip students with essential skills that will enable them to participate meaningfully in the management of project risk and issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. explain and illustrate the nature of risk and its impact on the project environment;
  2. define, explain and illustrate the limitations of a risk management tool and techniques;
  3. gauge the quality of a project risk management framework in real-life scenarios; and,
  4. competently apply a risk management tool set.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessments as appropriate. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to complete the work. For semester length offerings, this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.


This course is offered in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Assumed Knowledge

There are no pre-requisites for this course, however some direct exposure to engineering/business projects is desirable.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5418 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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