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Unit details

MIS398 - Project Management

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) intensive, Cloud (online) intensive, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

C Unnithan

Prerequisite:

Any four level 2 units

Corequisite:

Nil.

Incompatible with:

SIT374

Contact hours:

Trimester 1:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week (except in weeks 7 and 8 when a 1 x 1 hour LAB will replace the 1 x 1 hour tutorial)

Trimester 3:

Cloud (online) Intensive offering:*
Unit is taught intensively in blocks during trimester 3.  Students enrolled in this mode must actively participate in CloudDeakin across the dates specified below:

  • 06/01/2015
  • 07/01/2015
  • 09/01/2015
  • 13/01/2015
  • 14/01/2015
  • 16/01/2015
  • 23/01/2015

(all classes 10.00am - 2:00pm)

Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive offering:*
Unit is taught face to face intensively in blocks during trimester 3.  Classes are not held every week, but attendance is required across the dates specified below:

  • 06/01/2015
  • 07/01/2015
  • 09/01/2015
  • 13/01/2015
  • 14/01/2015
  • 16/01/2015
  • 23/01/2015

(all classes 10.00am - 2:00pm)

Note: As this unit is offered in Cloud (online) Intensive mode, it may impact on some international students' enrolment.  It is the student's responsibility to monitor their enrolment.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Project management is rapidly becoming a standard way of doing business, whether it be constructing buildings, providing emergency aid services or launching a new product. Organisations have recognised that the powerful set of tools that this result-oriented management style offers have the ability to improve their ability to plan, implement and manage activities, to successfully compete in the global markets. Conversely, competing in global markets influenced by change, innovations and time to market, require organisations to manage multiple projects. To be able to select and manage projects that contribute positively to the strategic direction, an integrative approach is needed. This unit aims to provide students with an insight into project management in organisations. It provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge in specific tools and techniques of project management; and analyse the process of integrating projects into organisations so as to contribute positively to strategic directions. It also examines some of the current issues in project management and career paths.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Group of up to four) - Assignment (including individual reflection of 10%) 50%

Take home test 50%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the available marks on the test

From Trimester 3 2014:

Assessment 1 (Group of 6) - 50%

-Part A: Group Presentation (30 minutes) - 40%

-Part B: Individual reflection report (2000 words) - 10%

Examination 2 hours - 50%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the available marks on the test

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1260$1260$2594$2754

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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