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Unit of study_

CIVL4810: Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE

This unit of study is a fourth year core unit of study for the Bachelor of Project Engineering and Management. It is also an elective for other branches of engineering and faculties. The objective of this unit is to provide underpinning knowledge and skills in the application of tools to the project management environment for risk, quality and people management including leading and managing project teams. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand and apply the tools of team building and project management leadership, as well as apply tools for design and implementation of integrated plans for risk, quality, human resource and procurement. The competency level achieved will enable application of integration tools to a range of simple generic projects as well as provide input to plans for more complex projects. The syllabus comprises team management, project leadership, modern quality management principles and techniques, quality assurance, preparation of quality plans; risk analysis, planning and risk management, as well as linking risk and quality management to human resourcing and procurement methodologies. The use of integrated planning software such as MS Project, Gantt Project and social media tools for project management will be explained and practised. The definitions and processes of Project Management will largely follow the US based Project Management Institutes, PMBOK as is used in the Australian Institution of Project Management Standards at the level of Certified Practising Project Manager, (CPPM). Other International standards such as ICPMA's, ICB3.0 standard will also be covered.

Code CIVL4810
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
CIVL3805. Students are expected to have understood and applied basic tools for project scope, cost and time management for projects as taught in (CIVL3805) or equivalent courses.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify risk, human resources and quality requirements and standards, and prepare, monitor and control plans in a real project environment
  • LO2. asses quality and design assurance processes based on customer requirements. Assess performance of suppliers and project managers and communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • LO3. understand the dynamics of people performance reward/management
  • LO4. use risk management tools and techniques to identify, assess, evaluate and prioritise risks
  • LO5. establish risk management plans and policies, integrate them with other project plans within the organisation and align them to the business case
  • LO6. track, monitor and control risks and actions to achieve project objectives, the business case and to close risks for an optimal outcome
  • LO7. identify procurement needs, design procurement processes that are integrated with risk and quality requirements, monitor and control contacts, understand and manage contractual issues, and finalise contracts in a real project environment
  • LO8. understand the challenges and dynamics of effective team management in project environments.

Unit outlines

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