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Unit details

SEB324 - Project Management

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Simon Cavenett

Prerequisite:

SEB223 and must have completed 15 credit points from S% coded units and must have passed 8 credit points from S% coded units in an engineering combined degree (D372, D373, D375)

Corequisite:

Only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering and associated combined degrees.

Incompatible with:

SEB322

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, Cloud (online) students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during Week 8. There is a compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 8. Typically campus-linked students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and cloud-linked students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on the single scheduled day during Week 8.

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

The scope of this unit is engineering project management, i.e., knowledge skills and competencies relevant and commonly required to proficiently manage projects that typically involve or are encountered in professional engineering practice. Accordingly this unit relies extensively on two bodies of professional knowledge; the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) which is internationally accepted and widely used in the profession of engineering (and others) and the general professional engineering body of knowledge. The unit therefore concentrates on three main concepts: preparation and planning required for a project; the activities associated with managing the project including resource management and human management; and the evaluation of project status and completion.

There is a specific emphasis in this unit on developing knowledge, skills, and competencies required of a graduate (and professionally inexperienced) engineer as required by the profession in Australia and as typically expected by industry-based employers in Australia. Accordingly the unit not only covers the general theories and principles involved in engineering project management but also specific commonly used methods and tools used by professional engineers in engineering project management work such as Gantt Charts, Net Present Value (NPV) analysis of project options, and Microsoft® Project software.

Assessment

Four assignments (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%) 100%. 

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% for assignment 3 (campus attendance and participation in live student presentations given at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) during week 8) and must achieve a mark of at least 40% for assignment 4. 

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3588$3609

* 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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