Principles of Project Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities (30%) , Invigilated Exam - 2000 words equivalent (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,375.00
International 2,625.00

This unit provides you with advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of principles, skills and techniques required for management of projects throughout a generic project lifecycle.

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

  1. demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of project management processes across a typical project lifecycle
  2. critically analyse, evaluate and transform project principles in order to provide solutions to complex problems
  3. generate and evaluate complex knowledge and ideas in project management contexts and transfer to a variety of audiences
  4. describe the qualities and functions of a project manager within a project team
  5. apply advanced individual and team skills that include working with people in local, remote, virtual and/or international project team situations
  • Assessments — Online activities (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — 2000 words equivalent (40%)
  • Report — Group 1300 words per student (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1PMBOKĀ® Guide project management processes, ISO 21500 'Guidance on project management' and PRINCE2 methodology
2Project management history
3Project management systems and generic concepts
4Project management processes and techniques
5Process integration
6Project environments
7Human skills and the role of the project manager

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge:

    By:Project Management Institute

    ISBN: 9781935589679


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