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Unit of study_

ENGG1860: Project Initiation and Scope

Projects need to be set up to succeed from the start. This includes careful consideration of the purpose of the project and how this breaks down through work, deliverables and responsibility. This Unit of Study addresses the techniques required to design a successful project. It provides the foundation for more detailed planning and execution. Upon completion of this course, students will develop thinking and listening skills, while demonstrating initiative and drive to achieve project related outcomes.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code ENGG1860
Unit name Project Initiation and Scope
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Louis Taborda, louis.taborda@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Bernard Wong , bernard.wong@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Small continuous assessment group assignment In-class/workshop assessments
Group assignment spans across the semester and is conducted in the workshop
30% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Individual assignment 1
20% Week 03 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Assignment Individual assignment 2
20% Week 05 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Presentation group assignment Group presentation
Group presentation of a project proposal will be conducted weeks 11-13.
30% Week 13 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Individual assignment 1: Students are required to develop a WBS for a separate given project and discuss the approach chosen, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Individual assignment 2: Students are required to analyse project risks and opportunities, assess the probability and impact and develop response plans to address. Discuss reliability of risk management process.
  • In-class/workshop assessments: Students will work in groups.  They will be provided with weekly tasks and will present during the workshop.
  • Group presentation: Each group is required to discuss procurement strategy (high level – to be covered in detail in Legal Aspects of Projects) identifying what resources need to be obtained and barriers/risks/opportunities associated with obtaining the necessary resources.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (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.

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (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.

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.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, 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 dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

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

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Project Selection Workshop (2 hr) LO1
Week 02 Compliance to Regulation and Legislation Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO3
Week 03 Project Evolution and Strategic Outcomes Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 04 Stakeholder Requirements and Acceptance Criteria Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 05 Work Breakdown Structures Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5
Week 06 Building the Baseline Budget Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5
Week 07 Quality Management Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO6
Week 08 Risk Management Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7
Week 09 Procurement Management Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO8

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. align the project with organisational mission and vision
  • LO2. define strategic outcomes, project objectives, benefits and success criteria - interpret the business case for the project
  • LO3. design the project to comply with relevant legislation, regulations, professional and sustainability principles and prevailing social norms
  • LO4. identify and prioritise project and stakeholder needs, requirements and acceptance criteria
  • LO5. structure the product, work and responsibility hierarchies
  • LO6. develop a quality management plan
  • LO7. develop a risk management framework
  • LO8. develop a procurement strategy.

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
No changes have been made since this unit was last offered.

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