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PPMP13001 - Procurement and Contract Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the procurement systems and methods and the principles of contract administration and management. You will learn about procurement strategy, procurement routes, engineering contracts, tendering, and pricing techniques of engineering projects. You will apply appropriate risk assessment techniques and risk response strategies. You will learn to articulate the ethical and legal principles associated with project tendering and awarding and be able to examine the principles of contract law and features of standard contractual agreements. You will also learn to select and employ appropriate practices for managing variation orders and project changes, delays, claims, and alternative dispute resolution methods.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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. Practical Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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. Apply appropriate risk assessment techniques and risk response strategies relating to project procurement
  2. Develop a suitable procurement strategy, method, contract type and tendering process for engineering projects
  3. Articulate the ethical and legal principles associated with project tendering and procurement
  4. Explain the principles of contract law and features of standard contractual agreements for engineering projects
  5. Employ appropriate practices for managing project conflicts, claims, and disputes.

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 professional and ethical responsibilities and commitment to them;
  • 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 on 11/05/2021)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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 10