SEN723 - Managing Engineering Projects


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

Students enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463, S465, S466, S467: completion of 18 credit points or Unit Chair approval.

Students enrolled in S652, S751, S752, S756, S757, S758, S759: Nil.

Students enrolled in courses outside the School of Engineering: Unit Chair approval.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SEB723
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour practical experience (studio) per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 2 hour practical experience (studio) per week.


An Engineering project is an intellectual and practical endeavour that is undertaken to produce the results that are expected from the requesting party. It begins with understanding the social needs, conceiving solutions and predicting how they will work. The procedures used for managing engineering projects vary from one organisation to another and even among individuals within an organisation. Yet, project management requires planning and organising teamwork and coordination of people who have the ability to detect and solve problems, and resources that are necessary to complete the project on time and within agreed budget constraints. In SEN723 you will develop systematic project management approaches and methodologies for designing, implementing and evaluating engineering projects. You will learn skills to manage interactions within an organisation and among functional areas and take responsibility to define, scope, cost, plan and schedule a project and track its progress for a handover.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio. 

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