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MSC756 - Project Management

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:


Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, X), trimester 3 (B-INTENS, ONL-INTENS)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:B Fraunholz
Incompatible with: SIT764
Contact hours:

Trimester 1 offering:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


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:


  • 2 December 2013
  • 3 December 2013
  • 5 December 2013
  • 6 December 2013

(All day classes)

Burwood 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


  • 2 December 2013
  • 3 December 2013
  • 5 December 2013
  • 6 December 2013

(All day classes)

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


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


From Trimester 1 2014:
The unit code and title will change to MIS798 Project Management


Project Management is undoubtedly one of the most important skills in management as modern organisations shift from traditional management to project based management. This unit examines project management in the exciting, dynamic, innovative, virtual, information enabled, and knowledge intensive organisational environment. Consequently, this unit emphasises skills as well as techniques that can be derived from traditional project management and explores innovations relevant for the successful management of projects. It also investigates the task of managing project knowledge which is regarded as a central skill for managing future projects. The project management methodology taught in this unit is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Topics covered in this unit include: overviews of project management; the virtual context; planning processes; project communication; human and social aspects of project management; procurement tools; techniques and enabling technologies.


Written Assignment 5000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%, Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 45% of the marks available on the examination.


From Trimester 2 2013:

Assessment 1 (Group of up to four) - Assignment (including individual reflection of 10%) - 5000 words 50%

Assessment 2 - Take home test 50%

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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