Course Title: Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2123

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

MANU2123

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015

MANU2123

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Lucy Lunevich

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6278

Course Coordinator Email: lucy.lunevich@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Email coordinator for availability


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Competing in a global market influenced by rapid change, innovation and time to market means organisations manage more and more projects. In this course you will learn project management in practice. How do organisations oversee the management of all required projects to deliver on time and within the budget?

By exploring the requirements and expectations of the case studies,and tenders, mega – projects delivery, you will develop specific skills in managing and delivering small medium and mega projects.Furthermore, you will develop the skills and understanding to plan and scope projects, manage risk, budget, and learn about project life cycle, contract negotiation, and project closure.

Full insight of all components of the organisation is critical for aligning internal business resources with the requirements of the changing environment. Integration enables management to have greater flexibility and better control of all project management activities.

This course can be undertaken by any professional who would like to learn how to deliver projects, manage various project risks and learn new skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

Needs, Context and Systems

  • Identify and assess risks (including OHS) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities.

Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities.

Professional Practice

  • Apply systematic approaches to the management and delivery of engineering projects,
  • Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements and terminology.

Research

  • Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline,
  • Assess, acquire and apply the competencies and resources appropriate to engineering terminology.


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

  1. Apply different stages of a project, life cycle costing, project design concepts, structures and environments through reviewing contemporary case study projects.
  2. Integrate systems engineering processes and project management practices to critically assess and evaluate project designs by using proposal/expression of interest case studies.
  3. Identify project management tools and techniques to develop project proposals in response to client project briefing documents.
  4. Apply a robust project risk identification, assessment and treatment process to ensure success of the project.


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials, case-study, groups’ projects, group discussions, project works.


Overview of Learning Resources

Online materials (modules), references, books

Lecturers Presentations

Videos

Face to face consultations as required by a student

Review of the draft assignments to provide feedback to a student prior to the submission of the final assignments.


Overview of Assessment

 X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment One: Assignment 1 (group)
Weighting 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2

Description: Review a selected project from a project management point of view by preparing to submit a proposal responding to tender documents.


Assessment Two: Assignment 2
Weighting 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 3,4

Description: Using assignment 1, review the project as a project manager Who is considering submitting a response on how the project will be delivered.


Assessment Three: Assignment 3 (group)
Weighting 20%
Related course learning outcomes: 3,4

Description: A professional business standard Power Point presentation using appropriate graphics and communication skills, prepared for convincing stakeholders.