Course Title: Project Management Concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management Concepts

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM3307

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Guinevere Gilbert

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3452

Course Coordinator Email: guinevere.glbert@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.79


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to project management. It examines the nature of projects, the need to manage projects and the scope of modern Project Management (PM). Topics covered include:
• the role of projects in construction, property and twenty-first century organisations
• the project lifecycle
• activities undertaken to plan a project
• the role and responsibilities of a project manager
• PM organisations
This will equip you with an understanding of foundational project management concepts, terms and activities. This course is the basis for all other project management courses in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • PLO1: Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • PLO2: Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse project management stakeholders
  • PLO3: Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • PLO5: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Interpret and outline how PM concepts apply to multiple project domains
  2. CLO2: Apply project management concepts to develop a project plan
  3. CLO3: Collaborate within and contribute to a functioning professional project management team


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will be through a weekly lecture and/or workshop, class activities and participation in all assessment activities. Face-to-face lectures and/or workshops will be the primary learning mechanisms, with readings, discussions and activities being used to reinforce the materials presented in the lectures.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Summary lecture slides will be available on the DLS. The slides are not exhaustive; they provide a simple overview of the material covered in the lecture segment of a seminar. You are expected to engage with the lecture content by adding notes and extra comments to these slides during the lecture. You will then apply, extend or complement the lecture material in the activities during the remainder of the seminar. Attendance at lectures is essential, as they form the basis of all workshop and assessment activities.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment consists of:

Task 1: Prepare a project charter for a hypothetical project of your choice. Individual assignment. 20% weighting.  CLO2.

Task 2: Weekly assignments related to the module and video. Individual assignment. 45% weighting ranging from 3% to 6% each week. CLO1 & CLO2.

Task 3: Mini Project management plan. Group assignment. 35%. CLO1, CLO2 & CLO3.

Qualitative and/or quantitative feedback will be given on all assessment tasks

Equitable Learning Services 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more. 

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.