Project Management

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to Part 2 of the BE(Hons) and 60 200-level pts from (COMP, ECEN, NWEN, SWEN);

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Project management including aspects of life cycle, requirements analysis, principles of design, project tasks and deliverables, contracts, feasibility analysis, cost estimation and cost/benefit analysis, project scheduling, critical path analysis, risk management, quality assurance, managing project resources, testing and delivery, maintenance, interpersonal communication, teamwork and project leadership.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Produce of a Project Initiation Document (PID) (BE graduate attributes 1(a), 1(b), 2(b), 3(d)).
    2. Analyse the client's requirements and define projects to meet them in a Project Initiation Document (BE graduate attributes 1(a), 1(b)).
    3. Apply good practices and professional standards to maximize the success of a project in both technical and interpersonal aspects (BE graduate attributes 3(a), 3(d), 3(e), 3(f)).
    4. Construct a risk register and use it to manage a project (BE graduate attribute 3(e)).
    5. Understand the concepts of Project Planning, Monitoring & Controlling and Project Communications (BE graduate attributes 1(b), 3(d)).
    6. Prepare and deliver an achievement or progress report orally or in writing (BE graduate attributes 1(a), 2(b), 3(b), 3(e)).

    Project initiation document (group assessment) 15%
    Assignments (individual assessment) 50%
    Project achievement presentations and achievement report, (individually assessed) 35%

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