Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A Haque, T Richardson


This unit is an introduction to the principles and methods of project management as applied in various engineering and infrastructure projects. It is designed to be immediately applicable to physical and non-physical projects at a small and medium scale, and to provide a framework on which project management skills for large-scale projects can be developed. Classical project management techniques are covered with a special emphasis on dealing with risk in projects.


The objectives of the unit are to:

  • familiarise the students with the concepts of project management;
  • give the students an opportunity to experience the application of an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating economics and the engineering sciences; and
  • give students an opportunity to learn about the theory and application of well approved 'classical' approaches to project management


Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.
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

150 hours study