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IT Project and Change Management (ISYS90050)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90050
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This subject covers management of information technology projects and leading project teams and associated change management roles, tasks and processes. Topics include the project life cycle, project tasks and deliverables, project scheduling, critical path analysis, resource levelling, risk management, quality assurance and project delivery including post implementation reviews. The limits of projects as change agents will also be covered.


The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Identification of requirements, functional and non-functional, for a project
  2. Development of detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets, estimate project resources, allocate/coordinate resources, and describe interface with management
  3. Application of tools and techniques of project planning and management, possibly including the use of project management software
  4. Identification, and evaluation of risks associated with projects
  5. Description of the human and organizational implications of change and explanation of the organizational change process and the limitations of projects as change agents
  6. Description of ways of overcoming resistance and handling politics

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of a specialist area through exposure and study of project management areas of knowledge
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities problem-solving and communication through the writing of project analyses
  • Team-work, through working on a group project
  • Report-writing skills
  • Presentation skills.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SWEN90016 Software Processes and Management
Semester 1
Semester 2

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


Additional details

  • One group based planning report (35%) with 3-4 group members of approximately 5000 words due in week 7, requiring approximately 48-52 hours per student (35%). Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 4 are addressed in the planning report.
  • One individual critical analysis report of a project case scenario (25%) of approximately 1300 words in due in week 11, requiring approximately 32-37 hours per student (25%). Addresses ILOs 3 to 6 are addressed in the critical analysis report.
  • One written 2 hour written closed book end of semester examination (40%). ILOs 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are addressed in the examination. The examination is a hurdle requirement and must be passed to pass the subject.

Hurdle Requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain:

  • at least 50% of the marks available for the non-examination based assessment
  • at least 50% of the marks available for the examination

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorAntonette Mendoza
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursSemester 1 and 2: 36 hours, comprising of one 3 hour seminar per week.
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Antonette Mendoza


  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorAntonette Mendoza
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursSemester 1 and 2: 36 hours, comprising of one 3 hour seminar per week.
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Antonette Mendoza


Time commitment details

200 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts


  • Subject notes

    The subject is delivered in 3 hour classes, with each class containing: a lecture presentation, collaborative discussion and activities, and self-study of research related articles.

    Students will have access to lecture slides and tutorial worksheets. The following textbooks has been prescribed:

    • Meredith, Jack R. and Mantel, Samuel J. Project management : a managerial approach / Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel, Jr Wiley, New York : 2008
    • Marchewka, Jack T. Information technology project management. Wiley, 2009.

    This subject is relevant to students pursuing project management roles in industry as well as IT professionals in general. Students will be discussing challenges in the practice of management projects. Real world cases of organizations attempting to manage their projects will form the background of some lectures. Industry practitioners will be invited to present their experiences to students.

  • 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.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 22 August 2019