The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course is the third in a series of professional practice courses that introduces students to professional skills that are integral to an engineering workplace. The focus of all the courses is on integrating professional skills with technical skills.

This third professional practice course strongly focuses on project management tools and techniques as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

The course runs in a 'flipped' classroom mode where students are required to read/watch a variety of project management resources prior to each week's lecture and tutorial.

Where possible, each lecture will include a seminar by an external senior practicing project manager on that week's topic. As these external guests are giving up their time for the benefit of the student body, and in the spirit of professionalism, 100% attendance is expected at all presentations. Due to the 'commercial in confidence' nature of some aspects presented, any recordings captured will (by necessity) be edited before release. Students who are not located at the Callaghan Campus will have access to lecture presentations via UoN Capture.

In relation to program completion for continuing students, ENGG3500 is a direct replacement for GENG3830.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key concepts and theories of project management as per the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

2. Apply the most appropriate tools and techniques to effectively plan and manage a project

3. Develop a range of project management documents that address project scope, schedule, quality, communication, procurement, costs, risk, stakeholders, work breakdown, ethical issues, and resource breakdown

4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication and management skills to plan a project and meet a specified purpose

5. Reflect on and evaluate their own and other's input and output during the course


Content

  • Selected lectures from industry: lessons learnt from both successful and less successful projects
  • Tools and techniques for project management
  • Establishing the project team
  • WH&S obligations and legal considerations (Implicit content ONLY)
  • International, environmental and Indigenous considerations (Implicit content ONLY)
  • Ethical considerations
  • Initiating, scheduling and estimating costs and resources for a project
  • Managing risk, scope, communication, stakeholders and quality

Requisite

You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed GENG3830.


Assessment items

Report: Project Management Plan (PMP - Part A)

Presentation: Project Management Plan (Presentation)

Report: Project Management Plan (PMP - Part B)

Report: Reflection


Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1