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Unit of study_

ENGG1850: Introduction to Project Management

Organisations today are heavily reliant on projects as part of their daily operations. A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken with limited resources to achieve organisational goals that are linked to broader organisational strategies and missions. Project management is therefore the process of planning, scheduling, resourcing, budgeting and monitoring the various phases of a project. "Introduction to Project Management" is an introductory course that teaches students essential principles and concepts of project management, its application and related technologies. Students will learn about the project organisation, its structure, and role of the project manager, project sponsor and project committee. In addition, students will also learn how to identify business problems that require project-based solutions, how to select and evaluate projects, develop a business case, and manage the project at a basic level. At completion of the course, students will have a high-level understanding of project management concepts, which equips them with basic technical and managerial skills required for project-based organisations.

Code ENGG1850
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. describe the basic principles of program and portfolio management and their relationship to projects
  • LO2. describe the entire degree in overview and how this subject fits into the degree as a whole
  • LO3. explain the principles of project management, including formal PM concepts, terminology and nomenclature and how they are applied in different industry contexts
  • LO4. determine and compare graduate qualities sought by employers from a range of PM industry contexts
  • LO5. describe commonly used PM tools
  • LO6. conduct research to compare and contrast PM literature and PM standards
  • LO7. apply a selected reflective practice model to the learning gained in this unit.

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