Management in Development A

Subject DEVT90044 (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: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours





Recommended Background Knowledge:

Understanding of development issues and project management

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr. Steve Fisher

Subject Overview:

This subject involves the study of selected key issues in the field of development studies. It is intended that the subject will assist students in broadening their understanding of development processes and update their knowledge of current debates amongst development theorists and practitioners. This will be achieved by students taking advantage of subjects and/or lectures offered by expert practitioners.


On completion of this subject, students will:

  • Be equipped with essential skills required in the development sector;
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of participatory development methodologies.

A 2,000 word essay (40%) due mid-semester, and a 3,000 word essay (60%) due during the examination period.

Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Regular participation in class is required.

Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

An online subject reader will be provided.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students will have:

  • Skills in financial management of development programs/projects;
  • Skills in local resource mobilization;
  • Skills in development training;
  • Skills in working independently and being members of a team;
  • The ability to find solutions to deal with obstacles and risks encountered during development project management at the grassroots level.

Management in Development A (semester 1) and Management in Development B (semester 2) will cover different topics and can be taken as single subjects. A is not a prerequisite for B and vice-versa.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
150 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
200 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)

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