Project Management & Design

Subject 121-508 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty four hours of lectures and seminars throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of 121-545 Understanding Development or equivalent or co-ordinator's approval.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr Salim Lakha


Dr salim Lakha

Subject Overview: An introduction to project management and design from an interdisciplinary and participatory perspective. The principal focus is the project cycle: identification, feasibility and design, appraisal, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will be involved in critical analysis of various projects in developing countries. The subject will also review some of the recent debates relating to development theories, policies and practice. Participants will be familiarized with management tools such as Logical Framework Analysis and various participatory approaches to collecting information.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this subject will
  • be capable of managing development projects in the field, in a manner that is sensitive to local circumstances and needs.
  • be able to write project design reports for development agencies.
  • be able to engage in appraisal of development projects.
Assessment: Individual and group reports comprising of a group assignment of 2000 words 30% (due at the end of semester), a major essay of 3000 words 50% (due during semester), an oral group assignment presentation 10% (due towards the end of semester) and seminar presentation 10%.
Prescribed Texts:
To be advised by coordinator
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: Students who successfully complete this subject will
  • be able to demonstrate a high degree of conceptual and analytical skills;
  • be able to work on team-based projects requiring coordination and negotiation skills;
  • be able to demonstrate sensitivity to local conditions and needs.
Related Course(s): Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Social Health (Medical Anthropology)

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