This unit covers the foundation elements of managing business projects – from initial planning communication to project closure. You’ll understand the principles behind project management, and become expertly aware of time, change, risk and procurement. You’ll explore common obstacles within project management and develop a problem-solving attitude that can be applied to your future management endeavours.

Learn to work around project timelines with confidence, acting on initiative to adapt resources and improve efficiency where necessary. Becoming familiar with key project management tools which will further enhance your credibility in terms of future employment.

In this unit, you will study:

  • Project Management: Lifecycles and process
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK): Terminology, principles and application
  • Project Management: Roles and responsibilities
  • Project Management: Research trends
  • Synthesising projects.


Please refer to the teaching and assessment breakdown for this unit.


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering Management, Master of IT Management or Master of Project Management.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.

This unit is a prerequisite for all Project Management units.