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UNIT CODE: MGT302

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Project Management processes are what moves a project from initiation through all its phases towards a successful conclusion. This unit helps students develop a detailed understanding of project management processes applicable to various project types and industries as well as covering approaches to reviewing, monitoring and improving these processes.  This unit explores the nature and purpose of project management in the context of economic enterprise, to enable students to develop knowledge of various models and frameworks for the practical application of project management and explore core elements of effective project management with particular focus on technological development and innovation.   The course content is aligned to industry and global best practice benchmarks for project management, including PMBoK, PRINCE2, Six Sigma, Lean, Agile and the National Competency Standards for Project Management. The course involves a balance of lectures and practical activities which students undertake in small groups.

STUDENT WORKLOAD + DELIVERY MODE

TIMETABLED HOURS

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL HOURS

TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS

STUDY LOAD

3 Hours per week

5 Hours per week

8 Hours per week

Full time 

MODE OF DELIVERY

This unit will be offered to students in the following mode/s:

+ Face-to-face (Domestic and International) 

+ Online (Domestic)

OVERVIEW

Award Course

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Communications & Media

Area

Management

Unit Duration

12 Weeks

Weekly Attendance Pattern

1 Hour Lecture + 

2 Hour Tutorial

Unit Level

300

Unit Weighting

6 Credit Points

Unit Type

Core

Pre-Requisites

8 100 level UoC + 8 200 level UoC as part of the program progression (or equivalent)

Co-Requisites

N/A

Work Integrated Learning

No

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Analyse the nature and purpose of project management in the context of economic enterprises

  • Apply project management concepts to project scenarios ranging from simple to complex

  • Implement a range of quantitative and qualitative planning skills within a project management context

  • Critically review various models and frameworks for the practical application of project management 

  • Examine the activities to build and lead teams relevant to the context and complexity of a given project

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE

ASSESSMENT TASK

  • Assessment 1: Report - Project Management Methodology (Individual) 

  • Assessment 2: Presentation - Initiating and Planning Projects (Group) 

  • Assessment 3: Report - Building Projects & Creating Leading Project Teams (Group) 

  • Assessment 4: Engagement with the Process (Individual) 

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