Project Governance and Ethics - 2018

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Unit summary

MPM415

  • 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 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities 1,500 words (30%) , Assignment 1 - Case study 1,500 words (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,450.00
International 2,700.00

This unit provides you with a specialised knowledge of project governance and associated ethical perspectives within a range of project management contexts.

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, and apply advanced theoretical knowledge of governance and ethics in projects.
  2. Critically analyse how the rules, norms and actions are structured, sustained, regulated and held accountable within an organisation and its projects, and within different cultures.
  3. Communicate and apply technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences about ethics and governance.
  4. Apply creativity and initiative to new situations I professional practice in respect to moral, ethical and legal aspects associated with projects.
  • Assessments — Online activities 1,500 words (30%)
  • Assignment 1 — Case study 1,500 words (30%)
  • Research Paper — 2,000 words (40%)

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • 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
1Corporate and project policy
2Project documentation and communications
3People management
4Contractual concepts
5Project auditing
6Principles of governance
7Professional ethics and accountability
8Legal and social responsibilities of organisations and managers in Project Management environments

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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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