Course Title: Managing Projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6117

Course Title: Managing Projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MIET7266 Quality Improvement in the Workplace

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training to enable participants to manage resources and complete projects in accordance with specifications and performance parameters.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

NGMS213 Managing Projects

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse project briefs and prepare project plans.
2. Establish project team requirements, resource availability and costs.
3. Manage and evaluate projects.

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom lecture.

Excursion to project site.

Guest speaker

Teaching Schedule

Week numberTopicsAssessment
Week one


Scope, Goals, Defining project product. Sponsors and project managers

Week two

Planning project - Gantt chart. PERT chart.

Contingency and risk planning


Week threeDocumentation for project 
Week fourControlling project, during life of project: milestone meetings 
Week fiveDelegating roles. Contractors and sub-contractors

Report due.

Worth 30% of mark

Week six Budgeting: planning and controlling project budget. 
 Week sevenCommissioning of project  
 Week eight Case studies 
 Weeek nine Review of course. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Notes from guest speakers.

Annual report data on current/proposed projects

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks.

Assessment Tasks

1. Report on current project relating to engineering product. Must be existing or proposed project. Write in your own words. Budget not required, but GANTT desirable.

2. Test/exam - week nine, or later. Worth 70%

Assessment Matrix


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