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Project Management in Science (SKIL90004)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSKIL90004
Semester 1
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Projects drive most modern science organisations. Learn how to plan and manage projects, and to relate to a client, team members, and to other stakeholders. The subject covers the processes and tools / techniques in project management as well as the ‘soft side’ of managing people in projects. The subject uses the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) covering the competencies in project management including scope, time, cost, quality, resource, risk, communication and integration management.

Intended learning outcomes


Having completed this subject the student is expected to be able to:

  1. Plan a science consulting project
  2. List and describe the stages of the project life cycle, and the tasks and deliverables for each stage
  3. Describe and apply key processes in project management including risk management;
  4. Apply various techniques in project execution and monitoring including diagramming techniques such as PERT charts, the critical path method and resource levelling
  5. Describe and apply leadership and management capabilities required for managing projects.

Generic skills

Students should have honed generic skills such as clear thinking, improved reading and writing, enhanced ability to work in a team of people, and presentation skills.

Last updated: 29 March 2019