Project Management Practices

Subject 421-667 (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 2, - 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: 37 hours; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Colin Duffield


Assoc.Professor Colin Duffield
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +61 3 83446787
Subject Overview: Advanced project management techniques focuses on specific tools and techniques used by project managers to control time, to structure work breakdown packages and to manage cost, quality and risk. Topical case studies are used to introduce key principles and opportunities are provided for you to apply these to your own work place.
Objectives: On completion, candidates should have:
  • enhancement of the expertise and skills in management of projects so that modern techniques and methods in project management can be readily applied to a wide range of projects to achieve the generic objectives of time, cost and quality;
  • advanced skills and problem solving techniques for applying critical path method techniques for planning, resource scheduling and control of projects;
  • a sound attitude towards undertaking life long learning.
Assessment: One written examination not exceeding 2 hours (50%) plus one written assignment of up to 3000 words (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Project Management)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Water Resource Management

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