In today’s competitive and fast-paced environment, learning to effectively manage a project is critical. In this unit, you will acquire the essential knowledge and essential skills to appropriately initiate and plan projects. The unit will prepare you to work on business cases, the organisation's historical information, previous projects' lessons learned and other project data to construct a project management plan. You will learn about and practice various processes in initiation and planning including project chartering, project scoping, and creating a work breakdown structure (WBS). In this unit, you will also learn about project stakeholders and management. In addition, you will identify a range of risk planning and quality management techniques. Finally, the unit introduces the concept of project integration and explores the role of the project manager in developing, implementing and maintaining the project plan while effectively managing change throughout the project life cycle.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|2. Written Assessment||30%|
|3. Practical Assessment||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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No previous feedback available
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The learning outcomes of the proposed unit are all developed in line with the requirements of the two potential accreditation bodies, the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Australian Institute of Project Management, for this course. Moreover, the learning outcomes are addressing the graduate attributes noted in the Engineers Australia Policy on Accreditation through incorporating the following:
(Engineers Australia policy on accreditation retrieved from https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/content-files/2016-12/110214_P02EA_Curr_Engineers_Australia_Policy_on_Accred_REV_0.PDF on 11/05/2021)
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|