The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Examines the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Organisational processes leading to project authorisation, start-up and designation of project manager

2. The place of scope management and scope control in the context of the project life cycle

3. The need for scope definition during project start-up and ongoing during the project life cycle

4. Methods to define products and activities, e.g. work, organisation and product breakdown structures

5. The components of a scope statement

6. The practice of change control

7. The project process, the project life-cycle and the relationship between project phases

8. Planning and control procedures, resource management and risk management

9. A range of suitable methodologies, techniques and tools available to project managers

10. Internal and external environment factors that may affect the project



  1. Defining the project context
  2. Guiding the development of project scope definition activities
  3. Implementing scope controls


  1. Agreeing and establishing life cycle reporting and measurement systems
  2. Managing the integration of all project management functions
  3. Coordinating internal and external environments
  4. Implementing project activities throughout the project life cycle
  5. Assessing project integration outcomes

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Industry Based Project Management Plan

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Course Case Studies (Team)

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term