SEN723 - Managing Engineering Projects

Year: 2021 unit information 
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S756, S757, S758, S759





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour 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. 

Prescribed texts

  1. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 2017, by Project Institute; Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company
  2. Project Management Foundations (2019), LinkedIn Learning training course (duration 3 hours 20 Minutes) 

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