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SSUD71-103: Principles of Project Management


Managing complex projects involves an understanding of the processes, techniques and tools used in project management. This subject provides an overview of the discipline by exploring these systematically using the internationally recognised Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a foundation. Project integration, scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, resource, communications, procurement, stakeholder and, looking forward, environmental management reflect the generic knowledge areas that combine to support successful project implementation and social responsibility. A hands-on (learning by doing) approach is adopted within a flipped classroom delivery strategy to link theory with practice and deal with project change in real-time. A key outcome for students is being able to evaluate how project managers can determine whether they have been successful (in terms of planned versus actual performance) by ensuring that the project is delivered within budget, on time, as specified, and with no surprises. Students demonstrate competency in project integration management, in particular, by preparing a detailed project plan for an authentic case study with the help of a personal 'coach' to provide individual direction and advice throughout the process.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,360
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,570

Learning outcomes

1. Explore and integrate generic processes, techniques and tools of PM.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and depth of the discipline.
3. Prepare a detailed project management plan for an authentic case study.
4. Amend plans to accommodate and manage project change.
5. Discuss and model what is meant by project delivery success.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start20/01/2020
Cancellation 1?03/02/2020
Cancellation 2?07/02/2020
Last enrolment01/02/2020
Withdraw – Financial?17/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2020
Teaching census?16/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020