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Unit of study_

PMGT6888: International Project Study Tour

The aim of this elective unit of study is to provide students with an opportunity to learn from and compare international approaches to the management of projects, to develop their networks and connections and broaden their view of the field. It will take the form of a study trip to one or more countries where seminars will be arranged with universities allowing collaborative work with local students, academics and researchers and industry and project visits will facilitate enhancement of experience and forge new connections. Individually, students will be required to undertake reading in the field to extend their critical and theoretical perspectives. They will be required to keep a reflective journal throughout the trip documenting their experiences and relationship to their reading. As a group, students will maintain a blog, sharing and reflecting on their learning and experiences with a wider audience. Prior to commencement of the trip, students will submit a proposal for an individual report on a theme aligned with the proposed activities for the trip. This report will require research in terms of a literature review, fact finding and interviews conducted during the trip and will be submitted at the end of the semester. On return to Australia, participating students will host a seminar for fellow students, alumni and industry at which they will share their insights.

Code PMGT6888
Academic unit Project Management
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. gather information from a range of sources to assist in providing insights into challenges relating to the management of projects
  • LO2. engage with others to share learning and develop new knowledge
  • LO3. communicate learning and complex ideas to student and practitioner audiences in a clear and meaningful manner using a range of media
  • LO4. monitor international developments in project management knowledge and professional practice drawing on a broad range of sources
  • LO5. draw on inquiry, observation and other research methods to inform recommendations for improvement in knowledge and practice in the management of projects
  • LO6. formulate meaningful questions concerning project management practice and identify approaches for gathering data to address these questions
  • LO7. demonstrate self awareness and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse project team members to identify issues and devise innovative solutions
  • LO8. establish relationships, networks and connections to support ongoing learning and professional development
  • LO9. learn from and compare international approaches to the management of projects in a range of contexts.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.