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PMGT6888: International Project Study Tour

Semester 1, 2022 [Block mode] - Remote

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code PMGT6888
Academic unit Project Management
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Lynn Crawford,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment group assignment Study Tour Blog
Real time communication of experience of study tour to a wider audience.
20% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7 LO8 LO9
Assignment Study proposal
Proposal submitted prior to study tour. Refer Canvas for details.
20% Week 03 1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6
Presentation Seminar
A presentation sharing sights from the study tour.
20% Week 13 20 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO8 LO7 LO3
Assignment Study report
Report on research, experience and findings of Study Tour. Refer Canvas.
40% Week 13 5000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO9
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Assessment for this Unit includes:

  • Study Proposal
  • Study Tour Blog
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Study Report

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


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

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

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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.

Academic integrity

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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.

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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.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
- Consultations re Study Tour, Proposal, Seminar and Report. One-to-one tuition (7 hr) LO1 LO5 LO6 LO7
Study tour to nominated destination(s). Days / Hours will vary for each tour. Field trip (60 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9
Seminar to share insights from the tour. Seminar (3 hr) LO2 LO3
Research, study proposal, blog and study report. Independent study (65 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9

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. 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.

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

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

Due dates for assessments added for some items of assessment but these dates only apply to normal 13 week semester. Different dates would apply for Intensives.

The actual study tour duration is expected to be no more than two weeks duration.

Additional costs

Students will be required to meet their own travel and accommodation expenses which will be advised before commencement.

Site visit guidelines

Each study tour will be different and will include visits to one or more academic institution in one or more countries as well as industry and project visits.


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