Course Title: Biotechnology: Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biotechnology: Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Gina Nicoletti

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2133

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course introduces the student to the principles, tools and techniques of project management relevant to biotechnology research and product development and the achievement of organisational objectives.
Students will learn the issues relevant to managing
- R & D and product lifecycles and portfolios
- product development and registration
- collaborative, multidisciplinary and multinational projects

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 Students will develop capabilities for planning, executing, controlling and evaluating projects,  risk management and managing project lifecycles, resources, schedules and budgets.

Students will understand  the major principles and practices of project management applied to product contexts in the biotechnology industry.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will use lecture, seminar and case study-based learning modes.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be referred to a variety of information sources such as organisation web sites, government publications, agency and organisation published information, journal articles and text books.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be by individual or group project work. Project topics will be self-directed or case-study based and relevant to employment or current issues and problems in the course context.