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International Project Management


Project and program management is a fast developing field that increasingly requires its practitioners to operate in largely virtual, global teams often spanning organisational as well as geographic boundaries. Cultural awareness is important when working with stakeholders and project participants in foreign countries. This subject is designed to introduce students to project and program management practice with an emphasis on the global perspective, explored in the form of a 10-day overseas study tour. Enrolment in this subject is restricted as students are required to contribute to the costs of the tour, including hotel accommodation and airfares. Assessment is based on aspects of stakeholder satisfaction and management informed by meetings, site visits and discussion in-country.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
    Subject code: SSUD71-404
    Subject title: SSUD71-404: International Project Management
    Subject level: Postgraduate
    Semester/Year: January 2018
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable:
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    Attendance and learning activities: This subject is delivered in the form of a study tour to a specific global destination, such as UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), PRC (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto) or Singapore. It covers a total period abroad of 10 days. Students are liable to pay for travel costs (including hotel accommodation and airfares).
  • Prescribed resources:


    • Power, D. (2015). Project: developing a career in global project management. n/a, Chester Springs Dufour Editions
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code: SSUD71-404
Subject title: SSUD71-404: International Project Management
Subject level: Postgraduate
Semester/Year: January 2018
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Explore issues of stakeholder expectations and project satisfaction.
  2. Learn about global project portfolio and program management.
  3. Experience a foreign culture and the challenges for expatriate managers.
  4. Appreciate the similarities between project and event management.
  5. Be an ambassador for project management at Bond University.
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    *Blog Online blog 20.00% Week 3 1,2
    Written Report Reflective report 30.00% Week 7 1,3
    *Attendance Participation 50.00% Progressive 1,4,5
  • Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

    Quality assurance

    For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
*Blog Online blog 20.00% Week 3 1,2
Written Report Reflective report 30.00% Week 7 1,3
*Attendance Participation 50.00% Progressive 1,4,5

Study Information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

Late submissions without evidence of illness or misadventure are limited to 50%. Extensions of time are normally limited to 2 weeks. Thereafter zero marks shall apply.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

This subject primarily addresses Program Learning Outcome #7: apply project management knowledge to a particular discipline domain or area of interest and/or broaden educational outcomes through suitable elective choice, and Program Learning Outcome #8: build an awareness of the discipline of project management including globalisation, career opportunities, governance and professional development expectations.

Subject curriculum

Approved on: Feb 10, 6457.