Course Title: Manage electrical projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6958C

Course Title: Manage electrical projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic

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

No pre-requisotes and Co-requisites required.                                                                                                               

Course Description

This unit covers the management of electrical projects involving design, modifications, installation, and/or maintenance of systems and equipment. The unit encompasses
management of safety, budget variation, personnel, resources, critical path timelines and completion documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG069B Manage electrical projects


1. Establish the scope of the project.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Project deliverables and budget are established from
project planning and other relevant documentation
and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 Measurable outcomes are identified to evaluate the  project on completion from project planning and
other relevant documentation.
1.4 Plant, materials and skills needed to meet project outcome are established from project planning and  other relevant documentation.
1.5 Processes and procedures are developed for  managing contract variations from discussions with
appropriate person(s) and in accordance with  contractual agreement.


2. Manage project.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS policies, procedures and programs are
implemented and monitored.
2.2 Achievement of project outcomes is delegated to
appropriately competent persons involved in the
2.3 Risk events are identified and project plan strategies  implemented to ensure that outcomes are achieved  to the required standard of quality specified in the  contract and safety required by organization’s  policy.
2.4 Procurement processes and procedures are  monitored to ensure on time supply of plant and
materials and in accordance with organisation’s  policy.
2.5 Project progress is monitored against schedule,  quality requirements and budget.


3. Complete project

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’s policy

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities


This unit shall be demonstrated in relation to managing an industry accepted medium sized
electrical project.

Manage electrical projects activites include:
A Establishing the scope of the project.
B Ascertaining the input a project.
C Developing effective management processes.
D Managing resources and variations.
E Resolving conflicts.
F Adopting risk management strategies.
G Maintaining records and submitting progress reports.
H Meeting project outcomes.
I Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in the holistic assessment with
the above listed items.

Unit covers following essential knowledge and skills : 

2.2.17 Project management
2.2.19 Customer/Client relations
2.2.28 Electrical industry sector customs and practices Occupational Health and Safety, enterprise



1. Introduction to Project Management

Simple and complex electrical projects: project team, tasks, start and finish dates, events, activities and durations, dependencies, plans, specification, budget, materials, plant and equipment, variations, contingencies, checkpoints, milestone.

The Project Management Process: electrical  project life cycle, starting a project, progressive monitoring, solving problems, milestones, finishing, the triple constraints of time, budget and quality, project outcomes. Need for reports and meetings, budgets, records and project tracking information. Finishing, commissioning, handover, acceptance, audit.

The Project Management Environment: projects within continuing organisations. Project applications and project application of management principles, company and public authority organisation, industrial relations, safety, quality control, finance, legal aspects, types of contracts, compliance bonds.

Importance of Project Management: Brief History, PERT , CPM. The mutual benefits to society, management, clients and workers of effective project management. The low salvage value of unsuccessful or uncompleted projects, follies. Project management in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. This introduction will be supported by the available films.

2. Graphical Representation of eElectrical Projects
The Gantt Bar Chart: horizontal time, vertical activities, variations, specific examples and limitations.
The Network Diagram: arrows with activity durations, nodes and event times, interdependence of activities, dummy activities, burst nodes.
The Critical Path: alternative paths to the finish node, the critical path, forward and backward pass, earliest and latest start and finish times, slack or float times, special terminology, calculation procedures. Calendaring.

Case Studies in CPM: simple specific examples not requiring computer assistance. Critical Path Analysis by Lockyer contains 20 specific examples.

Relevant computer software packages.
The Critical Path: alternative paths to the finish node, the critical path, forward and backward pass, earliest and latest start and finish times, slack or float times, special terminology, calculation procedures. Calendaring.

Case Studies in CPM: simple specific examples not requiring computer assistance. Critical Path Analysis by Lockyer contains 20 specific examples.

Relevant computer software packages.

Tracking Project Progress

Co-ordination, Contingencies and Risk: task interdependence, tracking progress and projecting changes and bottle-necks, reports and meetings of task leaders with project manager.
Reviews: periodic and topical, task leader meetings, and written reports, checkpoints and milestones, document types.
Variations: ripple effects of adopting changes, problem solving meetings, decisions and variations, project slippage. Reasons for changes: bankruptcy or default of subcontractor, accidents, errors, changes in rates and charges, unseasonal weather, plant breakdowns, late or defaulted deliveries, staff sickness or diversion to other projects, etc.

Problems and case studies: simple specific examples.
Examples of forms of recording project status and costing.
Relevant computer software packages.

It is recommended that learning and assessment are facilitated to best meet group and individual learner needs. This may require a learning outcome sequence other than indicated in the body of this document.

Teaching Schedule

 Week         Topic                                                                                      Competency element

Week 1 Course Overview  Introduction to Project Management           UEENEEG069B  1
Week 2 Project Initiation    Issue                                                           UEENEEG069B  1                                                       

Week 3 PM Context Processes,                                                             UEENEEG069B  1
               Electrical project mangement plan assessment task issued.
Week 4 Project Integration Management                                               UEENEEG069B  1

Week 5  Electrical Project Scope                                                              UEENEEG069B  2                                                                    

Week 6 Project Time management                                                     UEENEEG069B  1, 2

Week 7 Project HR management  Electrical industry sector customs and practices      UEENEEG069B   2

Week 8 Project Quality Management                                               UEENEEG069B  2

Week 9 Electrical Project Cost Management                               UEENEEG069B  3
Week 10 Project communication and Project Risk Management UEENEEG069B 1,2,3

Week 11 Project Risk Management                                                  UEENEEG069B  1,2,3
Week 12 Project Procurement Management                                        UEENEEG069B   3

Week 13 Controlling, Commissioning and closing electrical  project    UEENEEG069B  3  

Weeks 14-17 Commissioning and closing electrical project                UEENEEG069B 3
Week 18 Electrical project mangement plan submission

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Projects/ Assignments

Assessment Tasks


Electrical project mangement plan   100%

Assessment Matrix

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