Engineering Project Implementation

Subject CVEN90045 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours ( Lectures: 2 hours per week, Tutorials: 1 hour per week, Consultations: 1 hour per week) per semester
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Knowledge gained in the following subjects will assist learning
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Non Allowed Subjects: No credit will be given for the following subject if undertaking this subject
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 website:


Dr Lihai Zhang
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: On completion 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
  • One 2-hour examination, end of semester (60%)
  • Two assignments totalling 3000 words, due mid-semester and 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): 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
Master of Spatial Information Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)
Master of Engineering (Structural)

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