PROJMGNT 7043NA - Infrastructure 1

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2016

Objective of the course is to assist project managers appreciate planning and delivery aspects of transport and road infrastructure, and application to IT infrastructure, power and water supply. Introduction to an infrastructure planning model which recognises1- Definition of project goals within a framework of community needs (recognition of Australian economic, social & environmental strategies and goals; assessment of community needs; assessment of alternative proposal), 2- Long term planning issues (involvement of level of government; objective appraisal of economic, environmental and social costs of current deficiencies, 3 - Business case issues (funding model; identification of technical and business risks and management; use of a phase-gate model for approval; identification of whole of life costing, 4- project delivery issues (identification of alternative delivery methods including PPP; choice of a project delivery model; cost/benefit analysis of alternatives; creation of a project board), 5- Ongoing management (operation and maintenance responsibilities). Application of the above model to planning, primarily of transport and roads; planning of road systems and integration with rail and transport interchanges; application to IT infrastructure, power and water supply; identification of responsibilities between government and the commercial sector; design and delivery issues; allocation of responsibilities at levels of government and the delivery sector; application of project management planning and control systems.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 7043NA
    Course Infrastructure 1
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Contact 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge PROJMGNT 5021
    Assessment Individual and group assignments, reports
    Course Staff
    Teaching staff:

    Name: Dr Karlson ‘Charlie’ Hargroves

    Short Bio:
    Charlie is a Sustainable Development Fellow with the ECIC and a Senior Research Fellow with the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute specialising in low carbon transitions, carbon structural adjustment, sustainable engineering, and curriculum renewal. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2000, and working as a civil/structural design engineer, Charlie co-founded 'The Natural Edge Project' (TNEP), an internationally recognised team of action researchers based at various universities across Australia including the University of Adelaide, Curtin University, QUT, and the ANU. Charlie has led the TNEP team to deliver five international books on sustainable development (selling over 80,000 copies in five languages) in collaboration with some of the world's leaders in sustainability. The first book won the Australian Banksia Award for Environmental Leadership, Education and Training in 2005, and the of the books were ranked among the 'Top 40 Sustainability Books' in the world in 2010 by the Cambridge Sustainability Leaders Program. Charlie was the founding CEO of Natural Capitalism Inc. in Colorado, USA and worked with many large companies to assist in greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.


    Phone: 0407 071 729
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Opening intensive:

    Friday 30 September 2016 7pm-10pm
    Saturday 1 October 2016 1pm-8pm
    Sunday 2 October 2016 9am-4pm

    Closing intensive:

    Friday 11 November 2016 7pm-10pm
    Saturday 12 November 2016 1pm-8pm
    Sunday 13 November 2016 9am-4pm
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Knowledge and understanding of the latest research and development of infrastructure systems for initiating development, and managing design, construction and operation of infrastructure systems
    2 Application of research and professional practice tools for initiating development and managing design, construction and operation of infrastructure systems
    3 Application of project models to infrastructure development, including PMBOK and complex systems models
    4 Understanding and application of best practice infrastructure development models
    5 Understanding and application of community consultation practices as part of a business case development
    6 Understanding and application of choice of project delivery systems
    7 Recognition of different interpersonal skills are required to contribute to infrastructure systems for initiating development, and managing design, construction and operation of infrastructure systems
    8 Understanding of the need to maintain ethical, social and cultural standards on systems for initiating development, and managing design, construction and operation of infrastructure systems
    9 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life
    10 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour in the practice of these principles in taking a leadership role in the community
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No Textbook Required.

    Notes will be supplied in class.
    Recommended Resources

    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. The University Library web page is:
     From this link, you are able to access the Library's electronic resources.

    Other resources
    If you are a member of the PMI (  you will “gain exclusive access to PMI publications and our global standards*, networking options with our chapters and online communities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, as well as our professional development offerings.” Student membership is USD$40 to join and USD$30 to renew.

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
    Learning Activities Summary
    Learning Activities Summary
    Intensive Content Readings
    Opening  Pages to be discussed in Class Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia – IS Technical Manual Version 1.2
    Pages to be discussed in Class
    Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia – IS Technical Manual Version 1.2
    Closing Test Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia – IS Technical Manual Version 1.2
  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions:

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    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade.  Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above) Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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