|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The use of project management techniques has risen sharply. Examples of projects include research and development studies, reorganisation efforts, implementation of change programs, installation of a new piece of equipment, advertising campaigns, construction, organising special events and other one-off endeavours. The subject will cover the key drivers of project success, training and leadership in project environments. Project selection is the first critical set of decisions. Matching of the projects selected to the organisation’s strategy is taken as the starting point. Practical tools and techniques will then be introduced to manage the project or special event for success. The subject will also involve the use of an appropriate Project Management software package such as MS Project.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the role of projects in organisations and identify the various roles and responsibilities of the project team;
- Explain the distinguishing characteristics of projects and consequent managerial challenges;
- Describe the uses and limitations of project selection models;
- Develop a formal project plan and explain its purpose, content and readership;
- Use various techniques for scheduling a project and balancing the resource requirements;
- Describe, apply and criticise techniques for measuring project progress; and
- Effectively audit a project and discuss the actions taken by a project manager as the project draws to a close.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Problem solving and critical thinking by applying the knowledge gained to case studies and other practical assignments;
- Collaborative learning and team skills fostered through the group assignments; and
- Research and presentation skills relating to project management.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 2-hour end-of semester examination (60%); and
- Group Assignment 1(1,000 words, usually in groups of 2-3) due between weeks 4-5 (5%); and
- Group Assignment 2 (3,000 words, usually in groups of 2-3) due between weeks 10-12 (35%).
Note: Successful completion of this subject requires a pass (50%) in the final exam.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Damien Power Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours One 3-hour seminar per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017 Last self-enrol date 10 March 2017 Census date 31 March 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017 Assessment period ends 23 June 2017
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Mohsin Malik Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours One 3-hour seminar per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Commerce (Management) Course Master of Commerce (Marketing) Course Master of Management Major Governance, Policy and Markets Major Tailored Specialisation Major Tailored Specialisation Major Governance, Policy and Communication Major Waste Management Major Tailored Specialisation Major Waste Management Informal specialisation 150 Point Master of Management Major Tailored Specialisation Major Tailored Specialisation Major Governance, Policy and Markets Major Tailored Specialisation
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.