Project Control Methods - 2016

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Unit summary

MPM414

  • 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 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessments - online activities (30%) , Assignment - essay or case study (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,300.00
International 2,550.00

This unit will provide you with in-depth knowledge in respect to practices associated with the monitoring and controlling of project activities from project inception to completion.

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

  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of project monitoring and control processes as required during typical project lifecycles
  2. apply critical thinking skills to analyse and transform project control principles in diverse situations
  3. communicate advanced kowledge of project control systems to informed audiences
  4. apply high quality team skills in a variety of project oriented situations
  • Assessments — online activities (30%)
  • Assignment — essay or case study (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — 2000 words equivalent (40%)
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.

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
1The Monitoring and Controlling Process Group (PMBOKĀ® Guide)
2Project schedules and management
3Project costing and tracking
4Project quality plans and compliance
5Scope control
6Stakeholder relationship management
7Risk control
8Project communications
9Performance management
10Project monitoring, auditing and reporting
11Process improvement

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • 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

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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