Project Scope, Time and Cost Management (CIVL3805)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study is a core course for the Bachelor of Project Engineering & Management (Civil) and an elective for Civil Engineering degree and other branches of engineering and faculties. The general aim of this unit of study is to offer the student the opportunity to develop an understanding of the scope, time and cost management in project environments. Students will engage with some of the key concepts and various activities which underpin project scope, time and cost management. At the end of this unit, students will be able to: develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), develop network diagrams, and undertake Critical Path Analysis (CPA) and Earned Value Analysis (EVA) using the given project information; explain in depth why scope, time and cost management are important to project management; analyse a project situation that involves scope, time and cost management issues; and explain how the components of scope, time and cost management interrelate in project environments. The syllabus comprises the project planning cycle, working with the project sponsor, scope initiation and definition, project scope definition tools, WBS, network scheduling techniques, CPA, Just-in-Time philosophy, estimating and budgeting, cash flow management, EVA and application of project management software.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week; Independent study and assessment work 3 hrs/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (65%) Final Exam (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CIVL2810

Prohibitions

QBUS2350, ENGG1850

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.