PROJMGNT 7050 - ECIC Study Tour

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2016

This course is an intensive overseas study tour, with up to 80 contact hours expected. The Study Tour will involve visiting an overseas location for approximately two weeks, and will involve academic seminars, group work, industry and government visits and cultural activities. This course is focussed on Entrepreneurship (the Entrepreneurship Experience). Students will learn to understand what entrepreneurship is all about, particularly in a foreign environment. The course will be relevant to students no matter whether they wish to start up their own business, work for a small entrepreneurial firm or for a larger corporation where there is always a need to find new markets and commercialise new products. The entrepreneurial process is important to not-for-profit organisations, government, and, of course, commercial ventures.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 7050
    Course ECIC Study Tour
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 80 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Assumed Knowledge 1 Semester of successful undergraduate study
    Assessment Assignments
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Teaching Staff:

    Winter School
    Name: Professor Dr Frank Schultmann

    Short Bio:
    Professor Frank Schultmann is currently Professor of Complex Project Management and serves as Director of Project Management for the University of Adelaide. In addition he also holds a Professorship of Business Administration at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and heads the the KIT’s Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU) Professor Schultmann studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe. He completed his doctoral thesis in 1998 and his Habilitation in 2003 at the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering. Prior to his present positions he was Professor of Industrial Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau and holder of the Chair of Business Administration, Construction Management and Economics at the University of Siegen. He was Editor of an international leading scientific journal and is member of several editorial boards. He served as elected chairman of several scientific boards and is coordinator of international task forces and member of numerous international committees. He conducted various research projects on national and international level and has been awarded with several research grants and prices. His research interests include sustainable production and logistics, decision support, supply chain management and optimization, systems engineering, project management, technology assessment, construction management, and information and communication technologies. This goes along with various industry collaborations. Among others Professor Schultmann has worked with companies from resource industries, automotive, chemical, construction, security, food, transport and logistics.

    Course Timetable

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

    Tour departure:
    Sunday 3rd July 2016

    Tour return:
    Wednesday 20th July 2016
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Additional Information for EUROPE:

    This is a 17 day intensive study tour to Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria to provide students with new insights to Project Management skills linked with the latest trends in production technology and engineering. The tour will include a series of lectures in Project Management featuring prominent European guest speakers providing a local context and to enable students to learn more about how projects are managed in terms of flexibility, risk and complexity. Students will see European Universities like Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Strasbourg University, ETH Zurich, Technical University of Munich and Technical University of Vienna. Mega factories will be visited to gain valuable insights on how project management is being applied to manage complex manufacturing projects. Students will have the opportunity to get in touch with the newest trends in automotive engineering and management.

    Examples of field trips and industry visits
    • BMW Welt and BMW Museum, Porsche, and Mercedes Benz Truck Assembly
    • Deutsches Museum
    • Allianz Arena
    • Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe) in Switzerland

    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course students will:
    1. Experience a culture, rich in tradition and convention to identify the driving forces for an efficient project management.
    2. Gain an understanding of project management and the importance 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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • 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. 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.

    * 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
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study (see:
  • 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 Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    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
    Rebekka Volk
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


    Communication, Negotiation and Leadership
      Human Resource Management processes
      Motivation concepts
      Conflict Management strategies
      Characteristics of Negotiation and Procurement

    Anna Kühlen
    Strasbourg University


    Project Risk Management
      Risk definition and categories of risk
      The cycle of risk management
      Distributions and simulations
      Interactive assignment: The Tower-Game

    Dr. Marcus Wiens
    ETH ZUrich
    5 Cost Management
      Definition of cost management
      Estimate costs
      Develop budget
      Control costs

    Felix Hübner
    Technical University of Munich
    6 Stakeholder Management
      Introduction to the stakeholder concept
      Identification and analysis of stakeholders 
      Management of stakeholders
      Stakeholder communication and participation

    Kira Schumacher
    Technical University of Vienna

  • 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 No. Form of Assessment/ Collaborative Task Length Weighting Due Date Learning Outcome
    1 Case Studies
    - Time and Resource Management
    Negotiation and Leadership
    - Project Risk Management
    - Cost management
    - Stakeholder Management
    Presentation of results of
    the case study (15 minutes presentation, 15 minutes discussion)
    20% see MyUni
    2 Excercise sheet
    - Time and Resource Management
    Negotiation and Leadership
    - Project Risk Management
    - Cost management
    - Stakeholder Management
    1-2 pages; as indicated on the exercise sheet 30% see MyUni
    3 Analysis of a Case Study min. 5000 words;
    10-12 pages
    50% see MyUni
    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

    The purpose of this document is to assist students with appropriate use of the material they have accessed on the Internet in assignments. The Internet is a wonderful source of information and sometimes students are not aware of how to use it properly. For example, a recent case had over 70% of words copied from over 20 other sources. Furthermore, many students think this is the appropriate use of the Internet.

    IT IS NOT.

    Due to an increasing number of students infringing the University’s Academic Honesty Policy within the Master of Applied Project Management, a more rigorous method of checking assignments is used.

    There is a hierarchy of penalties, the lowest of which is the loss of some assignment marks and the student’s name being placed on the Faculty’s Academic Dishonesty Register for six months. This only occurs if I believe this occurred through error. The second level penalty is more significant which is loss of all marks for the assignment and being placed on the University’s Academic Dishonesty Register for the remainder of their time at the University. Even higher penalties can involve the University deciding the student should not graduate. This has occurred in the Master of Project Management.

    Appropriate use of the Internet denotes all directly copyied of sections of other reports in "inverted comas", as a quotation, with a citation to the source. To include a group of words without use of inverted commas and without noting where the words came from is an example of academic dishonesty.  To submit one's own work from earlier assignments without making reference to the source is also academic dishonesty.

    Students may not be aware that the University has use of an international database called Turnitin in which all direct use of other material can be traced.

    On a more positive note students need to understand the points made in any paper they access on the Internet and integrate these thoughts into their argument rather than just copying large passages. Of course this takes more work but this is what tertiary education requires and, in the end, make students into better thinkers and more able to express their ideas in their assignments.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Case Study - Presentation (in a group)
    Weighting: 20%
    Due Date: Duration of Tour
    Submission Details: Integrated in the lectures.

    Presentation of results of the case study by one of the working groups and discussion.

    This assignment will assess your understanding of the lecture.

    Length and Presentation:
    Presentation of results of the case study by one of the working groups and discussion (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%
    Due Date: see MyUni
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni.

    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: 50%
    Due Date: see MyUni
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    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.

    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.

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

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:

    Assignment Submission: Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor but should be lodged via the MyUni Course site. Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.

    Cover Sheet: Please submit, separate to your assignment, the 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: Any request for an extension of time for the submission of an assignment 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 extenuating circumstances and proof, such as a doctor’s certificate, may be required.

    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. 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

    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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