Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description

Projects are an integral part of the landscape of management, both in Australia and internationally. They are used to coordinate organisational change and manage major investments. Knowledge of project management is essential for a business graduate in today's working environment. This unit is a first course in project management, introducing students to the established techniques employed in managing successful projects. Topics include project integration, scope, time, cost and communications management, project leadership and risk management.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Business Management major sequence
  • Level 2 option in the Management major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of project management knowledge areas; (2) apply project management skills, tools and techniques in a realistic setting, including the 'hard' project management activities and the 'soft' project management activities; (3) make use of standard project management software; (4) communicate a project plan by way of an oral presentation and written report; and (5) assess the worth of project management as a tool for implementing decisions.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) team assignments (25% is dedicated to the team and 15% to individual contribution); (2) class quizzes; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Stephen Byers
Unit rules
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.