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Unit details

MSC756 - Project Management

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

J Cybulski

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: SIT764
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Note:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2593$2897

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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