PPMP11002 - Project Planning and Integration

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2023

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. 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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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the key project management knowledge areas, principles, tools and techniques for project initiation and planning
  2. Identify the key stakeholders and highlight the potential risks in a project domain
  3. Develop a project charter that appropriately documents a project's needs, desired deliverables and milestones
  4. Develop a project management plan that clearly defines actions needed to coordinate and ensure effective monitoring and control of project elements.

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:

  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development.

(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)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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