Introduction to Project Management (ENGG1850)

UNIT OF STUDY

Organisations today are heavily reliant on projects as part of their daily operations. A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken with limited resources to achieve organisational goals that are linked to broader organisational strategies and missions. Project management is therefore the process of planning, scheduling, resourcing, budgeting and monitoring the various phases of a project. "Introduction to Project Management" is an introductory course that teaches students essential principles and concepts of project management, its application and related technologies. Students will learn about the project organisation, its structure, and role of the project manager, project sponsor and project committee. In addition, students will also learn how to identify business problems that require project-based solutions, how to select and evaluate projects, develop a business case, and manage the project at a basic level. At completion of the course, students will have a high-level understanding of project management concepts, which equips them with basic technical and managerial skills required for project-based organisations.

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Classes

2hr Lectures per week, 2hr Tutorial/Lab per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prohibitions

QBUS2350, CIVL3805

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