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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Understanding complexity thinking
    • Risk management in complex projects
    • Applying complexity thinking to the project cycle and to highly complex projects
    • Managing the dimensions of project complexity
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media

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

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes recent developments in Complexity Management in Projects and its application in professional practice
  2. investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the Complexity Management body of knowledge and practice
  3. generate and evaluate the justification and interpretation of theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to a variety of audiences
  4. demonstrate theoretical knowledge and skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice in the area of Complexity Management
  5. reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary Complexity Management in Projects
  • Assignment 1 - Essay or case study (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online activities (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Reflective (1500 words) (30%)

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 subject

Entry Requirements

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

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides you with an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in complexity management as applied in professional project practice.

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