The unit of study will introduce and define project management as it applies to the conceptualisation, design, development, documentation, procurement and maintenance of any project or facilities (including buildings and infrastructure). Various models of project management and related principles and methodologies will be appraised. Frameworks for working in a project team environment will also be proposed and evaluated.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interrogate and apply project management and lifecycle principles to assess project scope and complexity and strategise accordingly;  
  2. Critically evaluate the relevance of selected project management theoretical frameworks to a variety of project scenarios;  
  3. Determine and interpret contemporary and future trends and modelling in project management to ensure quality outcomes, including evidence of due diligence;  
  4. Elucidate and critique the potential roles and responsibilities of Project Manager and Project Team Member to inform professional practice;  
  5. Deconstruct and apply theories of stakeholder management as appropriate to projects in emerging and dynamic contexts; and  
  6. Participate effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Group Case Study (2000 words per student) 20%
Project Group project (1500 words per student) 30%
Presentation Student Presentation (approx. 10 minutes per student) 10%
Examination Examination (2 hours) 40%
Total word equivalence of the above assessment tasks is 8,000 words

Required reading

Further reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 6th ed.
(PMBOK© GUIDE) (2017)
Project Management Institute

RECOMMENDED TEXT Pinto, J.K., (2019) Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage 3rd ed. Pearson Education Limited, Essex, UK.

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