Subject details

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. reflect critically and demonstrate both the theoretical knowledge and professional practice in the area of contemporary Complexity Management in Projects and international project management
  4. apply collaborative skills towards developing international perspectives that include viewpoints on different geopolitical environments that require a range of cultural approaches
  5. display advanced insight into both ethical and legal aspects that require consideration when planning and implementing international projects
    • Understanding complexity thinking
    • Risk management in complex projects
    • Applying complexity thinking to the project cycle and to highly complex projects
    • Managing innovation in complex projects
    • Managing the dimensions of project complexity
    • Internationalisation of project practices
    • The human element in highly complex and/or international projects
    • International project finance and procurement
    • Ethical issues in international project environments
    • Project management in multiple offshore locations
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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 complexity management as applied to projects including the additional complexities of applying professional project practices to international and global projects.

  • Case study (1500-2000 words) (35%)
  • Online activities (35%)
  • Reflective Report (1500 words) (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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