Engineering Project Implementation

Subject CVEN90045 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: One 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial or computer laboratory/week. Total 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours for the semester
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Both subjects are first offered in 2010
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Non Allowed Subjects:

No credit will be given for the following subject if undertaking this subject:


Students who have completed the following subject are not allowed to take 421-502 (CVEN90045):

  • 421-255 (Engineering Management 1)
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit



Dr Lihai Zhang


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Subject Overview: Project management provides an organization with powerful tools that improve its ability to plan, organize and manage resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. In undertaking this subject students will explore the principles and distinct technical skills of engineering management that are needed to implement a project.

Topics covered include key aspects of the management principles, project planning & scheduling, management systems & control and management practices to enable execution of the project in a timely and financially prudent manner.
Objectives: At the end of this subject students should be able to:
  • Utilise a range of management techniques, such as critical path method, program evaluation & review, time-cost optimisation, earned value and resource levelling, to enable execution of a project in a timely and financially prudent manner.
  • Describe the management principles with regard to project management process, organisation structure, professional ethics and Occupational, Health and Safety.
  • Explore issues in management practices with regard to building clients and stakeholders’ requirements, consulting engineering practice and management, specification preparation, and professional documentation.
  • Identify key issues in management system and control with regard to quality management in the framework of ISO9000 series.
  • 2-hour end of semester examination (60%)
  • Assignments totalling 3000 words. First assignment due mid-semester, second assignment due end of semester (30%)
  • Attendance and contribution to discussion in tutorials during semester (10%)
Prescribed Texts:
  • Management for Engineers (Danny Sampson) 3rd Edition Longman
  • Programming and Scheduling Techniques (Tomas E Uher) UNSW Press
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
  • Ability to conduct an engineering project
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Ability to manage information and documentation
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Engineering Structures

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