PROJMGNT 2004 - Industry Based Applications

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 2004
    Course Industry Based Applications
    Coordinating Unit Management
    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
    Prerequisites PROJMGNT 1001, PROJMGNT 1002, PROJMGNT 1003
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Sam Baroudi

    Program Director Contact Details: Project Management
    Dr Tracey Dodd 

    Teaching staff:
    Name: Dr Sam Baroudi
    Researcher profile:
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Describe project management practices as they exist between various industries and sectors;
    2. Explain planning, constraints and commercial concepts as applied to projects;
    3. Identify and describe various stakeholders within specific industries;
    4. 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)
    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
    No Textbook required
    Recommended Resources

    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

    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.

    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.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This 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
  • 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
    #Assessment TaskTask TypeLengthWeightLearning Outcomes
    1 Industry Essay Individual 1500 words 30% 1
    2 Project Practices Report Individual 1500 words 30% 2,4
    3 Industry Project Report and Presentation Group 1500 words per student on the Report 30% 1,2,3
    4 Participation Individual  During tutorials, in-person and Zoom (offshore students) 10% 1,2,3,4
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students 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 Detail
    Industry 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.

    Attendance and Participation: this assessment requires students to attend tutorials and participate in individual exercises, group work and the industry presentations. This assessment will cover a broad range of topics enhancing overall student learning outcomes.

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni:

    • Assignment Submission: Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both).
    • Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet (found in MyUni, under Modules) 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.
    • Assessment extensions request: An application for Assessment Extension should be made 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. See sections 3 and 7a) i. in particular on assessment extensions in the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy.
    • 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: of an assignment 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.
    • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request a review or re-mark. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result. For more information on the process see Assessment Grievance: Appealing a mark or grade
    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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