MGMT5660 Applied Project Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is based on the body of knowledge that is generally accepted as good practice for managing projects. The unit covers the applied learning of conceiving, planning and executing projects. Students undertaking this unit can expect to exit with a number of skills including project estimation, scheduling management and managing risk. The unit focuses on the core concepts and knowledge areas of project management. These areas of knowledge form the basis of accreditation to the Australian Institute of Project Managers and the Project Management Institute (US).
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of project management knowledge areas; (2) exhibit team leadership in a project management setting; (3) apply advanced scheduling skills through the use of Microsoft project; and (4) communicate the outcome of project management planning processes.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study; (2) team assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Stephen Byers
Unit rules
MGMT5665 Project Management
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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