Engineering Project Implementation

Subject CVEN90045 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

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





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 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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


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.


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 systems 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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