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CIVL4819: Project Acceptance

Semester 1, 2024 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Projects are initiated to deliver specific objectives. This unit of study builds on material introduced in Project Initiation and Scope focusing on fitness for purpose and organisational benefits. It is concerned with the practices required to ensure that specific project objectives are met, the project is successfully delivered and is accepted by key stakeholders.

Unit details and rules

Unit code CIVL4819
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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ENGG2855 or PMGT2855
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Kenneth Cameron, kenneth.cameron@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Kenneth Cameron, kenneth.cameron@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment End of Semester Assignment
End of semester assignment - through Canvas.
25% Formal exam period
Due date: 07 Jun 2024 at 23:59
Assignment will be issued during STUVAC
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Assignment group assignment In semester Group Project submissions
Planning and reporting submissions on project
5% Multiple weeks Group work submissions as directed
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Participation Workshop participation
Students attends and participates in Workshops during the Semester
10% Multiple weeks Individual participation in Workshops
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Review of Canvas modules
Quiz to be undertaken each week to review understanding of weekly readings
10% Multiple weeks Online quiz on weekly readings
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Online Discussion
Contribution to weekly Discussion Board on Heathrow T5 Project
10% Multiple weeks Participation to online discussion forum
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Presentation Workshop Participation
Group participation in Workshops
5% Multiple weeks Contribution as a group to workshops
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Presentation group assignment Team Presentation
Submission of Case Study Presentation file
10% Week 12 Team presentation at the end of semester
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Assignment group assignment Group Assignment
Report on investigation of the front end process for a selected case study
25% Week 13 Group assignment submission
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Assessments are undertaken on a continuous basis throughout the Semester.  In class participation shall be based on active involvement in the workshop activities by the student.

Text-matching software for Assignment Submission:

As part of the assessment process, text-matching software such as Turnitin will be used to identify plagiarism and/or be used for providing feedback.

Confidential Peer Evaluation:

As part of the group contribution assessment process, collaborative & self-peer evaluation tools (e.g. SparkPlus, CATME, etc.) may be used, either on a confidential or non-confidential basis, to understand contributions and interactions amongst group members. Marks may be adjusted for an individual team member, following on from the peer evaluation process.

Mark Moderation:

Mark moderation: There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2021 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

For every calendar day up to and including ten calendar days after the due date, a penalty of 5% of the maximum awardable marks will be applied to late work. The penalty will be calculated by first marking the work, and then subtracting 5% of the maximum awardable mark for each calendar day after the due date. Example: Consider an assignment's maximum awardable mark is 10; the assignment is submitted 2 days late, and the assignment is marked as 7/10. After applying the penalty, marks will be: 7 - (0.5 x 2) = 6/10. For work submitted more than ten calendar days after the due date a mark of zero will be awarded. The marker may elect to, but is not required to, provide feedback on such work. Refer to section 7A of the Assessment procedures policy available at: http://sydney.edu.au/policies/showdoc.aspx?recnum=PDOC2012/267&RendNum=0

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

Support for students

The Support for Students Policy 2023 reflects the University’s commitment to supporting students in their academic journey and making the University safe for students. It is important that you read and understand this policy so that you are familiar with the range of support services available to you and understand how to engage with them.

The University uses email as its primary source of communication with students who need support under the Support for Students Policy 2023. Make sure you check your University email regularly and respond to any communications received from the University.

Learning resources and detailed information about weekly assessment and learning activities can be accessed via Canvas. It is essential that you visit your unit of study Canvas site to ensure you are up to date with all of your tasks.

If you are having difficulties completing your studies, or are feeling unsure about your progress, we are here to help. You can access the support services offered by the University at any time:

Support and Services (including health and wellbeing services, financial support and learning support)
Course planning and administration
Meet with an Academic Adviser

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction: Project acceptance from a holistic systems perspective Workshop (2 hr) LO1
Introduction: Project acceptance from a holistic systems perspective Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 02 Management of projects ethos as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO1
Management of projects ethos as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO1
Week 03 Implementing strategy through projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO2 LO3
Implementing strategy through projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO2 LO3
Week 04 Creating institutional project relations as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO2 LO3
Creating institutional project relations as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO2 LO3
Week 05 Collective leadership: achieving a shared sense of identity as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO3 LO4
Collective leadership: achieving a shared sense of identity as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO2 LO3
Week 06 Exploration and innovation in projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO3 LO4
Exploration and innovation in projects as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO3 LO4
Week 07 Stakeholder dynamics and influence as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO5
Stakeholder dynamics and influence as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO5
Week 08 Early warning signs as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO6
Early warning signs as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO6
Week 09 Strategic decision-making and uncertainty as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO5
Strategic decision-making and uncertainty as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO5
Week 10 Cognitive biases and quality control as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO7
Cognitive biases and quality control as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO7
Week 11 Governance, trust and ethics as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO6 LO7
Governance, trust and ethics as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO6 LO7
Week 12 Optimizing sponsor value as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Workshop (2 hr) LO8
Optimizing sponsor value as applied to simulation, role play or case-based studies Independent study (8 hr) LO8
Week 13 Revision Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Revision Independent study (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8

Attendance and class requirements

It is expected that students will attend their allocated Workshop each week, with attendance contributing to the participation mark for the Unit.  A student can miss no more than two Workshops without a penalty being applied.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. construct a feasibility study for a project to determine acceptance of the project by the Board/Sponsor
  • LO2. define, prioritise and review success criteria (measurement)
  • LO3. define, prioritise and determine benefits, requirements and acceptance criteria
  • LO4. develop a benefits realisation strategy
  • LO5. assess and develop conditions necessary for achievement of project objective
  • LO6. initiate, manage, close and evaluate project phases
  • LO7. plan, organise and validate the achievement of project outcomes
  • LO8. deliver results and gain and document acceptance.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Change from end of Semester exam to an individual assignment. Additional of Group participation during semester Due dates updated to 2024

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