Software Engineering Project Management - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

This unit serves to introduce the basic principles of Engineering Software Projects. Most, if not all, students complete projects as part of assignments in various courses undertaken. These projects range in size, subject and complexity but there are basic project essentials that need to be understood and practiced for successful team project outcomes.

It also is important for you to have an understanding of how industry works in relation to Projects and also in relation to IT Operations. This course aims to equip you with the essentials with which to enter the Industry.

You will learn to plan, develop and close projects. Various proprietary and non- proprietary tools will be used to carry out your pseudo team projects. You will understand the importance of the correct use of processes that ensure successful outcomes. You will have a good understanding of:

  1. illustrate a working knowledge of how to plan, execute and close projects to required standards
  2. use a range of proprietary and non- proprietary project management tools to carry out and report on your team projects
  3. use project management frameworks that ensure successful outcomes
  4. analyse and discuss critical project management concepts, such as: Why Projects Fail; Project Governance and Methodologies; Software Development Life Cycles – From Waterfall to Agile; Software Engineering Fundamentals; Planning and Scheduling; Risk and Issues Management; Quality Assurance; Change Management; Release Management; Service Delivery and Support; The Team Dynamic; Collaboration and Communication skills; Organisations, People and Culture
  5. apply critical analysis, problem solving, and team facilitation skills to software engineering project management processes using real-world scenarios.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access — Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions / recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction, Projects and Why Projects Fail? Starting the Project, Charter; Leading the Project Team and People management
2Project Methodologies and Processes (PMBOK); Project Initiation: More on Charter
3Project Planning
4Project Monitoring and Control; Quality and Testing Practices
7DevOps; ITIL
8Advanced concepts in Agile
9Project Evaluating and Terminating

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • 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.

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