Course Title: Manage electronics/computer systems projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: BUSM6213C

Course Title: Manage electronics/computer systems projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar

Phone: +613 99254701



Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the management of electronics/computer systems projects involving management of safety, budget variation, personnel, resources, timelines and completion documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH041B Manage electronics/computer systems projects


1. Establish the scope of the projects

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Project deliverables and project objectives (as measurable outcomes) are established from project planning and other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 The “work breakdown structure” (WBS) is developed to identify component parts of the project.
1.4 Major milestones and deliverables are identified.
1.5 Resources needed to meet project outcome are established.
1.6 Processes and procedures are developed for managing contract variations from discussions with appropriate person(s) and in accordance with contractual agreement.
1.7 Risks are identified and project plan strategies devised to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
1.8 A project plan is devised. The project plan typically includes: scope statement, WBS, cost estimates,
proposed timeline and deliverables, required staff and other resources, key risks and their planned responses.


2. Manage electronics/computer systems projects

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS policies, procedures and programs are implemented and monitored.
2.2 Achievement of project outcomes is delegated to appropriately competent person(s) involved in the project.
2.3 Risk events are monitored and project plan strategies implemented to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
2.4 Procurement processes and procedures are monitored to ensure on time supply of equipment and materials and in accordance with organisation policy.
2.5 Verification of the project technical design, modification, installation, and/or maintenance of system and equipment parameters is frequently made against specifications and established procedures.
2.6 Project progress is monitored against schedule, quality requirements and budget.
2.7 Conflict issues at the work site and between stakeholders, clients and regulators are identified and managed in accordance with established procedures.
2.8 Variations are managed in accordance with agreed processes and in accordance with the contract.
2.8 Project records are maintained and progress reports written and forwarded to all appropriate person(s).


3. Complete projects and document

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed against original plan, implemented risk strategies, contract variations, safety record, and budget.
3.2 Project completion acceptance is sought from appropriate person(s) and hand over documented in accordance with organisation policy and established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This competency will be delivered in conjunction with UEENEEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects’and UEENEEEH041B Manage electronics / computer systems projects (cluster Digital Project)
Learning activities include

- Attending scheduled theoretical and practical classes;

- Design and implementing a project in Digital Electronics

Teaching Schedule

Refer to the teaching schedule of the course guide EEET6740C which is clustered with this competency.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet, equipment specifications, data sheets and application notes as suggested by the staff member.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations, project planning, construction, implementation, testing and finalisation.

Work simulated exercises involving project:
o planning,
o Management
o implementation

Assessment Tasks

Refer to the assessment tasks mentioned in the course guide for EEET6740C which is clustered with this competency.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Digital Project) in conjunction with "EEET6740C Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects’" and "BUSM6213C Manage electronics / computer systems projects" . All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEEE015B and UEENEEH041B.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, and project work and student’s individual consultation.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Email Communication:

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