Course Title: Aviation Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2407

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2407

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

AERO2493

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh2 16,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Dr Nicholas Bardell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8066

Course Coordinator Email: nick.bardell@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge. AERO2409 Managing the Engineering Environment.


Course Description

This Aviation Project Management course follows the PMI structure complemented with some case studies taken from contemporary aviation developments. Project Management is concerned with the business of organising, planning, scheduling and controlling all the complex interrelated activities associated with a project. This course provides a framework as well as a description of the special processes used by organisations for achieving specific project objectives or outcomes. Effective outcomes are achieved through the prudent management of resources such as cost, time, materials and manpower throughout the lifecycle of a project. The lifecycle typically includes identification and initiation through to implementation and completion.        


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation):


4. Coordination and communication:
• Using basic tools and practices of formal project management.

5. Self management:
• Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.

 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Apply management principles and project processes and techniques in the organising, planning, scheduling and controlling of a project in the aviation industry.
2. Evaluate projects in aviation applying the knowledge of common project management methodologies used in Air Transport.
3. Communicate with key stakeholders on the progress of a project, in terms of the achievement of outcomes, the barriers to successful completion and the corrective actions that could be taken.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning process is facilitated by face-to-face lectures together with directed reading, investigative research, and assignments. Problem-based learning is reinforced by using case studies.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

All lecture Powerpoint slides, supporting documents, and model answers of exercises in the lectures are available from the RMIT Learning Management System.  Multimedia files related to the topics will also be uploaded to the respective weekly folders.

There is no set text for this course.

A number of case studies will be used as reading materials.
 


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 tasks

Early Assessment Task:  Quiz 1
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports: CLOs 1 & 2; PLOs 1 & 2.

Assessment Task 2:  Assignment 1 (individual essay)
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2; PLOs 1, 3, 4 & 5.

Assessment Task 3: Quiz 2
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLO 1 & 2; PLOs 1 & 2.

Assessment Task 4: Assignment 2 (group project)
Weighting 25% 
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3; PLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

Assessment Task 5: University Exam
Weighting 40% 
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3; PLOs 1, 2 & 3.