Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics
    • Corporate and project policy
    • Project documentation and communications
    • People management
    • Contractual concepts
    • Project auditing
    • Principles of governance
    • Professional ethics and accountability
    • Legal and social responsibilities of organisations and managers in Project Management environments
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Standard Media
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

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 a specialised knowledge of project governance and associated ethical perspectives within a range of project management contexts.

  • Assignment 1 - Online activities 1,500 words (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - 2,000 words (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Case study 1,500 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.

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