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.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
EPM5600

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

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Individual assignment 20%
Project Group project 40%
Examination Final Examination (2 hours) 40%
Total word equivalence of the above assessment tasks is 8,000 words

Required reading

Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage 3rd ed.
Pinto, J.K., (2012)
Pearson Education Limited, Essex, UK

A Manager's Guide to Project Management - Learn How to Apply Best Practices 1st ed.
Bender, M.B., (2010)
Pearson Education Inc, New Jersey

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