BUS309 Project Management

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: Nil
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

This unit introduces students to the processes of project management and its core body of knowledge. Students will learn how to plan and manage a project effectively and consider constraints, scheduling and cost management in the process. This unit also covers risk management and project execution processes. Students will also be introduced to standard project management software and will be proficient in using this software.

Unit Outline Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:  
ULO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts of project management, including risk analysis in organisational, collaborative and global projects.  
ULO2 Demonstrate an understanding of human interactions in project planning and control management.  
ULO3 Practise writing project documentation that cover project time, budget and risk assessment.  
ULO4 Analyse and apply appropriate project management techniques to manage project scheduling and budget.  
ULO5 Design and develop a project management plan.  
ULO6 Determine the usefulness of project management tools (e.g. MS Project) and techniques, and demonstrate the ability to use these to create project proposals.  

Topics to be included  

1. Project management in information and communication technology
2. Project management methodologies and processes
3. Project planning
4. Scope management
5. Time management
6. Cost management
7. Quality management
8. Managing project stakeholders and communication
9. Resistance and conflict management
10. Procurement management
11. Risk management
12. Project completion


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Mid-Semester Exam  30% Mid-semester exam week 
Assessment 2: Group Assignment 30% 10
Assessment 3: Final Exam 40% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.