Project Management & Design

Subject DEVT90001 (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 1, 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: Twenty four hours of lectures and seminars throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment: An average of 10 hours per week
Prerequisites: Completion of 121-545 Understanding Development or equivalent or co-ordinator's approval.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Knowledge gained in successfully completing an undergraduate degree
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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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.


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.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.
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Notes: This subject is compulsory in the Master of Development Studies 097AB 100, 150 and 200 point programs
Related Course(s): Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Environment
Master of Environment
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Development
Development Studies

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