Course Title: Introduction to Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Project Management

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM1269

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BUSM4312

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013

BUSM4612

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JulDec2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4612

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JanJun2017 ()

BUSM4612

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP4)

Course Coordinator: Rhea Chenery

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3427

Course Coordinator Email: rhea.chenery@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Project Management and examines the foundational principles which underpin project management practice. You will develop your knowledge of project management techniques and of how to scope, plan and manage a project. You will also examine project management practice and the legal framework which governs the practice of project management. This course will introduce you to leadership concepts and principles, and will develop your ability to identify and manage project team dynamics.

The prime objective of this course is to build on and develop your understanding of best practice principles and practices of professional Project Management and develop your capacity to apply these in any commercial, industrial or professional context.


The key areas of learning covered in this course are:
Project Management- Overview, Communication Skills in Project Management and the Project Manager and the Law


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

If are enrolled in MC 065 you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Knowledge
  • Critical Analysis
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

If you are enrolled in MC210 you will develop the following Program Learning Outcomes

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of project management
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy and /or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors
  • Apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulating innovative solutions and demonstrating independent and sound decision making related to your professional practice and the discipline


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Scope, develop and mange a project utlising appropriate project management techniques
  • Critique legal cases studies in project management practice and identify the legal implications for professional practice
  • Apply best practice project management principles to assess the efficacy of project management practice in a workplace setting
  • Work as team member and leader to produce a project plan
  • Reflect on the experience of working in a team to improve team function
  • Undertake individual research within the field of project management
     


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will engage you in a range of learning activities including case-study techniques, role-plays and interactive discussions.
Students will also be guided in undertaking problem-based investigations in the workplace and producing and presenting (both in written and oral form) formal proposals and reports.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Your learning in this course will also be supported by a range of resources including cases studies, readings, lecture notes and references.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, individual class presentations, project reports and group work.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.