6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
This unit, together with FIT5057 Project management, and FIT5178 Applied project management, gives a full coverage of the main areas of Project Management. These units will give students the knowledge and skills needed to work in project planning, project control, or as an entry level project manager in industry. The emphasis in FIT5180 is on the business and legal aspects of planning and executing projects. Project management is a common pathway to higher management in industry. These topics are especially important to students who intend to work as project managers and take part in the sales, contract administration, and strategic planning of an organisation.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate financial and accounting calculations for projects, including in depth costing, balance sheet, NPV, IRR, capital budgeting, cash flow, variance analysis;
- analyse, critique and evaluate the legal issues that occur in project management, including issues business law, contract law, international law, understanding legal project management principles;
- apply project management principles to the practice of law, litigation matters, managing disputes, administrative and judicial way of solving disputes, contract risk analysis, liability in project management;
- evaluate and critique the modern theory of entrepreneurship in relation to project management, including evaluation of the types of entrepreneurs, problem faced by entrepreneurs, skills and knowledge necessary for entrepreneurs, innovative start-ups, sources of finance, opportunity recognition, valuation and negotiations, financial and accounting issues.
Examination (3 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Two hours of lectures
- One 2-hour tutorial
- Study schedule for off-campus students: Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
- Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
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