Project Management Overview - 2017

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Unit summary

URP660

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Essay (40%) , Assignment 2 - Report & Case Study (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit was previously known as URP610 Project Management.

This unit provides an overview of the concepts of projects, project management and project success. Students will apply systems theory to projects and analyse project management for initiation, planning, controlling and closing for managing scope, human resources, communication and stakeholders.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse authentic projects in organisations through the application of a project perspective
  2. generate project documents for an authentic industry project
  3. analyse and reflect upon a case study to contrast theory and practice of project initiation and planning
  4. recognise concepts of projects and project management.
  • Assignment 1 — Essay (40%)
  • Assignment 2 — Report & Case Study (40%)
  • Test — Online Test (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Projects & Project Management: An introduction
2Inititation project charter
3Project scope management
4Project planning and time management
5Project risk management: Introduction
6Project risk management: Processes
7Project cost management
8Project human resource management
9Procurement management
10Communications management
11Project quality management
12Integration, project success and project closing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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