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Unit of study_

PMGT5884: Project Management Thesis B

Project Management Thesis A and B provide an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area relevant to Project Management. Students will work individually to plan and write reports. Project Management Thesis can be spread over a whole year, in two successive Units of Study of 6 credits points each, Project Management Thesis A (PMGT5883) and Project Management Thesis B (PMGT5884). This particular unit of study, which must be preceded by or be conducted concurrently with PMGT5883 Project Management Thesis A, should cover the second half of the work required for a complete thesis project. In particular, it should include completion of all components planned but not undertaken or completed in PMGT5883 Project Management Thesis A.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code PMGT5884
Unit name Project Management Thesis B
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Supervision
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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PMGT5892
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Lynn Heather Crawford, lynn.crawford@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Thesis
Refer to Masters by Coursework Thesis Manual for details.
90% Formal exam period 15000-20000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Presentation hurdle task Seminar Presentation
Presentation of key points of thesis. Refer to Thesis Manual for details.
10% Week 12 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO8 LO7 LO6
hurdle task = hurdle task ?

Assessment for this Unit is based on

  • Seminar presentation of key findings
  • Submission of completed thesis

Refer to Masters by Coursework Thesis Manual available from the Project Research Studies site in Canvas for details.  Final thesis must also be submitted, using Turnitin, on this site.  

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.

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
Multiple weeks Meetings with Supervisor One-to-one tuition (10 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Ongoing Conduct of research, analysis, discussion, documented in academic thesis Independent study (140 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8

Attendance and class requirements

This Unit primarily involves independent study.  You should plan to meet regularly with your supervisor throughout the Semester.  

Additional information is available Canvas on the Project Research Studies site.  All submitted work should be submitted via the links provided on the Project Research Studies site.  

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. document and report research work by following a format appropriate for academic literature
  • LO2. disseminate research work accurately, informatively and constructively to both academic and non-academic audience in a professional manner
  • LO3. conceptualise the relevant theory and/or method required to address a research problem in an academic manner
  • LO4. drive a research project and take ownership in articulating, designing and planning a research project
  • LO5. demonstrate originality, ingenuity and initiative in dealing with critical research issues
  • LO6. articulate a research question or questions and select and justify research philosophy and research methods suitable for addressing the identified research question(s)
  • LO7. demonstrate in-depth understanding of research method(s) required to conduct a critical analysis and investigation of relevant project processes in a specific context
  • LO8. draw conclusions based on raw data analysis and refine those conclusions in context based on consideration of methods and assumptions involved.

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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