Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor William 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%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey Walker

Contact hours

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