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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Prof W Young


Need for project management; the project management context; fundamental project management processes and knowledge; tools and techniques for a structured application to project selection and planning including project brief/ideation/concept embodiment decision support tools, numeric profitability and scoring techniques, and EMV/decision tree risk quantification tools; analytical tool application to project scope, time, cost, risk, human resource, OHS and quality issues. Review of company financial management concepts.


To provide a framework and basic knowledge for understanding the processes of project management. The major themes covered in this unit are:

Project management: a perspective; project selection; project feasibility; risk assessment and scope definition; project time management; project risk management; project cost management; project cost budgeting and control; project quality management; human resource management and strategic management.

Students are expected to:

Acquire a basic knowledge of the principles and practice of project management; understand the different components of a project, their interaction and applications;
appreciate the role of a project manager as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and develop skills in the critical assessment of alternative solutions.


Progressive assessment: 40%
Final examination (3 hours): 60%
To achieve a pass in the unit students must pass both the examination and progressive assessment components.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practice and site visit and 4 hours of private study per week.