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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Damian Morgan


Project management for small to medium enterprises introduces the essential concepts, tools and techniques relevant to project management. The unit content covers the broad perspectives of managerial skills and knowledge required to initiate, implement, and evaluate successful projects. These perspectives include strategic planning, financial control, human resource management, and project evaluation. Throughout the unit, the application of relevant information technology and the pursuit of quality outcomes underpin and reinforce these perspectives.


The learning goals associate with this unit are to:

  1. explain the key concepts in project initiation including selection, feasibility, and planning
  2. identify and demonstrate, with examples, the implementation tasks including the preparation of cost estimates, tasks scheduling and project team leadership and coordination
  3. demonstrate methods to control projects and determine the criteria to evaluate projects
  4. describe the project completion process
  5. apply tools and principles to project management through use of information technology, setting quality standards, risk analysis, and identifying obstacles to project success.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Damian Morgan

Contact hours

Equivalent to 36 contact hours per semester.