Prospective employers in the Industry seek Graduates with strong project management skills to ensure that projects deliver specified outcomes and are both sustainable and profitable. This Project Management unit introduces students to a project management framework - the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Students will learn network planning with Gantt charts, resource allocation and scheduling techniques for executing engineering projects. The unit also addresses topics such as feasibility studies including economic feasibility and project evaluation, contract administration and tendering processes.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEF3101

Prerequisites

Completion of at least 96 Credit Points

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map and apply a project management framework (PMBoK) to selected engineering projects;  
  2. Conduct technical and financial feasibility studies; formulate a detailed project management plan, design network logic diagrams, determine critical paths and optimise project resources;  
  3. Administrate contracts and preparation of tender documents;  
  4. Devise project plans/schedules and conduct critical path analysis; apply commercially available software, such as Microsoft Project to evaluate budget, resource and time management within an engineering project;  
  5. Formulate project cash flows and budgets with respect to project control at various stages of projects.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Develop and present a Project charter (PC) and a Project Management Plan (PMP) 20%
Case Study Develop a Project Execution Plan (PEP) using MS Project 20%
Test Open Book Tests (2) 60%

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