PROJMGNT 2004 - Industry Based Applications
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code PROJMGNT 2004 Course Industry Based Applications Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Available only to B.Project Management students Course Description This course focuses student attention on the everyday use of project management knowledge and practices within various industries and fields. This will allow students to gather a broader appreciation of project management and highlight unique aspects within different types of projects. It will also introduce students to areas such as industrial relations, health and safety, and sustainability as applied to projects. A series of lectures, workshops and invited industry speakers will deliver real life practical information and scenarios associated with various industry sectors and project management. This course will assist in focusing final year studies.
Course Coordinator: Dr Sam BaroudiProgram Director Contact Details: Project Management
Name: Dr Sam Baroudi
Name: Dr Sam Baroudi
Researcher profile: https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/sam.baroudi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe project management practices as they exist between various industries and sectors;
- Explain planning, constraints and commercial concepts as applied to projects;
- Identify and describe various stakeholders within specific industries;
- Discuss industrial relations issues and health and safety concerns on 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)
1,2,4 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
3,4 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
1,2,4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2,3,4 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
3,4 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
Required ResourcesNo Textbook required
Project Management Institute (2017) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), 6th Edition, Newtown Square, Pa, Project Management Institute.
Kerzner, H. (2013) Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling.
It is also useful to read relevant project management journal articles in respect to various fields. In particular:
- International Journal of Project Management
- Project Management Journal
- International Journal of Project Organisation and Management
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.
Online LearningMyUni 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.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is intended to run in a standard semester format via on-campus face to face lectures and tutorials. This course is more practical in nature weaving project management and industry practices into various project types. The aim is for students to gather specific industry knowledge alongside of recognised project management knowledge. The learning and teaching materials will be made available to students on the online MyUni platform so that students can refer to lecture presentations and other learning materials.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials as scheduled. Furthermore, students should prepare for lectures and revise post lecture to improve understanding of each week’s course module. Students will be directed to work on three different assessment pieces and submit for grading. As a general guide, a 3 unit course requires
Total workload hours: 12 Hrs per week x 13 weeks = 156 Hrs
Total contact hours: 3 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 36 Hrs
Total self-guided study: 156 Hrs – 36 Hrs = 120 Hrs
Learning Activities Summary
The course is intended to present more advanced project management concepts to broaden student knowledge and skills. This will be become apparent during lectures, tutorials and assessments. Study will also need to be undertaken outside of lectures and tutorials to enhance student learning.
The weekly lecture schedule is structured as follows Week Topic 1 Course Introduction 2 Industry and Projects 3 Project Planning Perspectives 4 Project Constraints and Deliverables 5 Commercial Aspects on Projects 6 Industrial Relations and Projects 7 Occupational Health and Safety Requirements 8 Stakeholder Environments within Industry 9 Project Management and Technology 10 Sustainability in Project Practices 11 Industry Project Presentations 12 Course Review and Discussion
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weight Learning Outcomes 1 Industry Essay Individual 1500 words 30% 1 2 Project Practices Report Individual 2000 words 40% 2,4 3 Industry Project Report and Presentation Group 1500 words per student on the Report 30% 1,2,3 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should be aware that considerable knowledge and skills will be taught at lectures and tutorials. Hence, students should attend all classes in order to pass the course.
Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
Assessment DetailIndustry Essay: this assessment will require each student to investigate various industries and fields to gain an understanding on how different sectors manage their projects. The essay topic will generally direct students to research various work areas and highlight particular project aspects supported by recognised project management knowledge. The learning outcomes assessment will illustrate how well each student has understood project practices in various industries and fields.
Project Practices Report: this assignment will be an individual report assessment. It will focus on industrial relations and occupational health and safety issues as applied to projects. Students will be required to look at industry projects and ascertain good management and commercial practice when planning and delivering projects in this regard. This assessment will highlight learning outcomes with students being able to display their understanding in respect to industrial relations, safety and commerce in both general and specific project terms.
Group Report and Presentation: this major report and presentation will be conducted by students in small groups. Students can study a specific project or type of project or do a comparison of two or three projects with differing industrial bases. The main thrust will be to detail the successful execution of nominated project(s) with some emphasis on the various stakeholders involved. The learning outcomes of this group based assessment will be shown via students displaying their understanding of the various course topics and applying these to their industry based projects.
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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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