PROJMGNT 7050 - Project Management Study Tour PG

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

This course is an intensive overseas study tour with up to 80 contact hours expected. It will involve visits to overseas locations for approximately two weeks, and will involve academic seminars, group work, case studies, industry and governments visits and cultural activities. The course is focussed on Project Management. Students will learn what project management is all about; its importance and particularities, particularly in a foreign environment. The course will be relevant to students who are interested in basic principles of project management as well as sophisticated tools. The wide applications of project management, from daily routine processes up to highly skilled large scaled complex projects in industry will be revealed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 7050
    Course Project Management Study Tour PG
    Coordinating Unit Management
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 80 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites One Semester/Trimester of successful postgraduate study
    Quota Placements will be offered through an interview process.
    Assessment Assignments
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Frank Schultmann

    Program Director Contact Details:
    Project Management
    Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Academic Staff:
    Prof Frank Schultmann

    Professional Staff:

    Antonette Severino

    Course Timetable

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

    Pre-departure session: 9-August 2024 (TBC)

    Departure: 13-September 2024 (evening)
    Return: 1-October 2024
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Experience a culture, rich in tradition and convention to identify the driving forces for an efficient project management.
    2. Discover project management and innovation in engineering and management. 
    3. Identify how sophisticated manufacturing technologies supports the establishment and growth of new products.
    4. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the main components of modern project management and how leading automotive manufacturers tackle complex projects.
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text book:
    Meredith, Jack R.; Mantel, Samuel J.: Project Management - A managerial approach, 8th edition, J. Wiley. 2012.
    Recommended Resources
    Course Notes, Readings and PowerPoint Slides
    These are all available electronically for enrolled students by download from MyUni.

    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. Access to 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.

    * Log in to access complimentary read-only PDFs of all of PMI's published standards or take advantage of discounts on paperback editions
    Online Learning
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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

    This is a draft schedule and session dates are a guide only. The timetable may be changed during the course delivery if necessary.

    1 Introduction and scope management
    2 Time and Resource Management
      Definition of Time and Ressource management
      Project networks, Longest & Shortest paths in networks
      Project schedules and resource assignments
      Resource levelling
    3 Communication, Negotiation and Leadership
      Human Resource Management processes
      Motivation concepts
      Conflict Management strategies
      Characteristics of Negotiation and Procurement
    4 Project Risk Management
      Risk definition and categories of risk
      The cycle of risk management
      Distributions and simulations
      Interactive assignment: The Tower-Game
    5 Cost Management
      Definition of cost management
      Estimate costs
      Develop budget
      Control costs
    6 Stakeholder Management
      Introduction to the stakeholder concept
      Identification and analysis of stakeholders 
      Management of stakeholders
      Stakeholder communication and participation
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    An overview of the course assessment appears in the following Table. Details appear in the following section:
    # Assessment Task Length Weighting Learning Outcome
    1 Case Studies 15 minutes presentation, 15 minutes discussion 20% 2, 3, 4
    2 Excercise sheet 1-2 pages; as indicated on the exercise sheet 30% 2, 4
    3 Analysis of a Case Study min. 5000 words;
    10-12 pages
    40% 1, 3, 4
    4 Class participation/blogs 10% 1, 2, 3, 4
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.  

    Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners

    Appropriate use of the Internet in assignments
    Avoiding Plagiarism is not just referencing sources used within an assignment. It is taking the source information and critically evaluating it against other sources, your own views and original research on the matter, and how that fits the hypothesis of your assignment topic. It is Plagiarism when there is little or no original content in the assignment, regardless of citing sources. For more information, read the extensive resources on Avoiding Plagiarism at the University’s Writing Centre.

    The University’s Writing Centre provide excellent guides to assist in appropriate referencing and avoiding plagiarism

    Due to an increasing number of students infringing the University’s Academic Honesty Policy, Turnitin is used to check assignments.

    Turnitin Quick Start Guides

    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Case Study - Presentation (in a group)
    Weighting: 20%
    Submission Details: Integrated in the lectures.
    Task: Presentation of results of the case study by one of the working groups and discussion.
    Scope: This assignment will assess your understanding of the lecture.
    Length and Presentation: 15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussion.
    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked: The posts should reflect academic standards worthy of a University of Adelaide student. The assignment will be assessed on the basis of:
    • Presentation and clear language

    Assessment 2: Individual Assignment
    Weighting: 30%
    Topic: Exercise sheets on
    - Time and Resource Management
    - Communication
    - Project Risk Management
    - Cost Management
    - Stakeholder Management

    Complete the exercise sheets that will be introduced at the end of the lectures
    Scope: This assignment will assess your understanding of the lecture.
    Length and Presentation: 1 -2 pages, as indicated on the exercise sheets
    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked: The results of the exercise sheets will be judged on its content, structure and synthesis of course materials.

    Assessment 3: Negotiated Individual Assignment
    Weighting: 40%
    Topic: Analysis of a Case Study
    Select a project of your choice and analyse this project subject to the topics addressed during the lectures. Introduce your project and discuss the scope of your project.
    In particular, highlight the relevance of
    - Time and Resource Management
    - Communication
    - Project Risk Management
    - Cost Management
    - Stakeholder Management
    to your project.

    Your potential project should be discussed with your lecturer during the opening lecture.

    Scope: This assignment will assess your understanding of the lectures.
    Length and Presentation: 10 -21 pages; minimum 5000 words
    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked: The report will be judged on its structure, clarity, content, completeness, integration and synthesis of course materials.

    Assessment 4: Class participation/blogs
    Weighting: 10%
    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:
    • Assignment Submission:  Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both). Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN, which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.
    • Cover Sheet:  Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work.  Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments:  You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing.  Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
    • Extensions of Time:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • 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.

    Resubmission & Remarking

    Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted.  Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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