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Project Management (MGMT90031)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90031
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • 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 coordinatorDamien Power
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne 3-hour seminar per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
    Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
    Census date31 March 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
    Assessment period ends23 June 2017

    Semester 1 contact information

    Semester 1:

    Prof Damien Power

    damien@unimelb.edu.au

    Semester 2:

    Dr Mohsin Malik

    mohsin.malik@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorMohsin Malik
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne 3-hour seminar per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

    Semester 1:

    Prof Damien Power

    damien@unimelb.edu.au

    Semester 2:

    Dr Mohsin Malik

    mohsin.malik@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester

Further information

Last updated: 23 January 2019