Project Management

Description

Professionals, whether they are working in the sciences, business, engineering, information technology, health or education, typically work in teams to complete projects. This course introduces and examines the technical and socio-cultural dimensions of Project Management. It will provide understanding and skills in project and team management and integrate these with the student's existing domain expertise. Students experience all aspects of the Project Life Cycle through the completion of integrated unifying exercises.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Have acquired knowledge and skills of Project Management at a level sufficient to satisfy the knowledge requirements defined by the AIPM for the levels "Certified Practicing Project Practitioner";

2. Appreciate the importance of both Socio-Cultural and Technical issues in the successful management of a project;

3. Understand how to apply modern project management techniques and tools within their professional area of expertise.

Content

All aspects of contemporary project management practice will be covered, with two guiding principles used in formulating exact content and delivery methods. Firstly, the Project Management Body of Knowledge will provide the conceptual framework and guide topic selection. Secondly, examples that are tailored to suit the background and interests of students will be utilised to demonstrate and re-enforce concepts.

Topics Covered include:

  • The Project Management Life Cycle; defining, planning, executing and delivering.
  • The Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Project selection.
  • The organisational context: strategy, structure, and people.
  • Scope estimation, scheduling and budgeting.
  • The triple constraint: managing time, cost and scope and their effects on quality.
  • Risk Management.
  • Team management - communication and human resources.
  • Contemporary Project Management tools.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic competency in Microsoft Office packages including Excel.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment Assessment

Quiz: Quizzes

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Twenty-four hours of Lectures and twelve hours of Workshops will be delivered in block mode of approximately 6 weeks for part-time students at UoN Singapore.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term