Project Planning and Control - 2016

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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 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessments - Module questions (20%) , Invigilated Exam - paper based, closed book (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,050.00
International 2,300.00

Knowing how to plan a project and understanding techniques to control the lifecycle of projects is necessary in enterprise management. This unit aims to provide you with knowledge of project planning and control techniques required to introduce and implement manufacturing engineering into an organisation.

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

  1. identify an engineering problem and select the project for implementation
  2. apply economic evaluation analysis and selection methods to identify the best approach for a project
  3. describe an appropriate organisational breakdown structure and work breakdown structure for a given project
  4. develop a project schedule to implement the project with consideration of budget and resource constraints
  5. develop a suitable monitoring control technique to evaluate the progress of a project.
  • Assessments — Module questions (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam — paper based, closed book (50%)
  • Quizzes — Online quizzes (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • 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.

1Project screening and evaluation
2Organisational structure and work breakdown structure
3Cost and time estimation
4Project scheduling
5Budgeting and resource management
6Project control and monitoring
7Project termination

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Print based materials

  • Study Guide

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • 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

  • Project Management PNIE


    ISBN: 9781292039404


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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