FIT5178 - Applied project management - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Chivonne Algeo

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


OPM4000, OPM4001, OPM4002, OPM4003, OPM5000Not offered in 2018, OPM5001Not offered in 2018, OPM5002Not offered in 2018, OPM5003Not offered in 2018


This unit focuses on four of the important knowledge areas established from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK): scope management, time management, cost management and quality management.

The unit demonstrates the technical aspects of the knowledge areas otherwise known as the triple constraints - and places the emphasis on the planning and execution of projects. The unit will demonstrate how the triangulation of these knowledge areas supports a successful project. The unit will conclude with a discussion on governance compliance and decision making techniques to provide traceable project transparency and accountability.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the synchronicity between the main four knowledge areas as outlined in PMBOK - scope, time, budget and quality - in order to evaluate project performance;
  2. critically analyse and transform complex project management problems by using a range of project management evaluation tools, financial techniques and modern software that are involved with the four main knowledge areas;
  3. demonstrate expert judgment and adaptability when presented with specialised technical project management issues.


Examination (3 hours): 40%, In-semester assessment: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • Two hours of lectures
    • One 2-hour tutorial
  2. 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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