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SSUD71-103: Principles of Project Management

Description

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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: SSUD71-103
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2024 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2024 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Project Management and Innovation
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,520.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,630.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $6,060.00

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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

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:

Subject dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 25/09/2023
    Subject start: 25/09/2023
    Cancellation 1: 08/10/2023
    Cancellation 2: 11/10/2023
    Last enrolment: 06/10/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 20/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/11/2023
    Teaching census: 19/10/2023
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 29/01/2024
    Subject start: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 11/02/2024
    Cancellation 2: 14/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 09/02/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 23/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 10/03/2024
    Teaching census: 22/02/2024
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/03/2024
    Semester start: 27/05/2024
    Subject start: 27/05/2024
    Cancellation 1: 09/06/2024
    Cancellation 2: 12/06/2024
    Last enrolment: 07/06/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 21/06/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 07/07/2024
    Teaching census: 20/06/2024
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
Semester start: 25/09/2023
Subject start: 25/09/2023
Cancellation 1: 08/10/2023
Cancellation 2: 11/10/2023
Last enrolment: 06/10/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 20/10/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 05/11/2023
Teaching census: 19/10/2023