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Consideration of project initiation and planning as the first processes in the project management lifecycle. Students undertake structure and problem-based (scenario) learning to evaluate and assess a project at the selection phase, and create and critique comprehensive project management plans and charters. In this unit, you will study:

  • Project Selection
  • Stakeholder and Communication Management
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning: Scope Management
  • Project Time and Resource Management
  • Project Planning: Cost Estimation

Learning outcomes

  • Assess alignment of project goals with organisational capabilities
  • Assess and manage project budgets, assumptions, resource constraints against stakeholder needs
  • Develop sustainable and agile project management plans


You are assessed according to the following three components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Case study - 20%
  • Project report - 40%
  • Discussion board - 40%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Engineering Management or Master of Project Management.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 863 819 for more information based on your particular circumstances.