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COIS13064 - ICT Project Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this course students will develop an understanding of the key concepts in project management and learn how to apply them to IS/IT projects. They will learn how to use project management software. Industry standards, quality assurance, professional ethics, social and legal issues are also covered.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT11226 Systems Analysis

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2014

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2014

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation 15%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 35%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Feedback
The course ran well with most students engaging from the early weeks.
Recommendation
Encourage all students to engage with the course content on a weekly basis starting in week 1.
Action Taken
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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. describe what is involved in project management and assess its importance to the success of an organisation
  2. describe the key concepts in project management and apply them to IS/IT projects
  3. state the importance of project teams and explain how each member must contribute through their participation
  4. describe the relationship between project management and quality assurance, and analyse a project and report on the strengths and weaknesses of quality assurance within the project
  5. argue the role of ethics and professional standards in project management, and defend your position
  6. apply project management and other software in an information systems project environment
  7. describe the role of project management standards
  8. appraise the social and cultural impacts of your project on different stakeholders
  9. list the legal issues a project team must be aware of, and discuss the courses of action open to the project manager.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination