CIVL3805: Project Scope, Time and Cost Management (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL3805: Project Scope, Time and Cost Management (6 CP)|
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study is a third year core course for the Bachelor of Project Engineering & Management (Civil), fourth year elective for Civil Engineering degree, elective for all other branches of engineering and faculties. The general aim of this unit of study is to offer student the opportunity to develop an understanding of the scope, time and cost management in project environments. Student will engage with some of the key concepts and various activities which underpin project scope, time and cost management. At the end of this unit, students will be able to: develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), network diagrams, and undertake Critical Path Analysis (CPA) and Earned Value Analysis (EVA) using the given project information; explain in depth why scope, time and cost management are important to project management; analyze a project situation that involves scope, time and cost management issues; and explain how the components of scope, time and cost management interrelate in project environments. The syllabus comprises the project planning cycle, working with the project sponsor, scope initiation and definition, project scope definition tools, WBS, network scheduling techniques, CPA, Just-in-Time philosophy, estimating and budgeting, cash flow management, EVA and application of project management software.|
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: To work through problems to reinforce the fundamentals of project scope, time and cost management covered in lectures.
Project Work - own time: Working through group project.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|An ability to locate needed information efficiently and effectively; and
An ability to use information in critical thinking and problem solving contexts to construct knowledge.
|Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|• An ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely ideas, concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences;
An understanding of the various forms to use given the context and audience;
A commitment to and fundamental appreciation of, the concept of successful teamwork and the ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely as a team leader or member of the group.
|Communication (Level 2)|
|An ability to identify, define and analyze problems and to solve them;
An ability to apply critical judgment and critical thinking in creating new understand; and
An ability to formulate strategies to learn and meet new challenges.
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)
Essay: Individual report
Quiz: Closed book written exam
Project: Group project report and presentation
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
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Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||The project planning cycle|
|Working with project sponsor|
|Week 2||Project scope definition tools|
|Scope initiation, planning and definition|
|Week 3||Scope change control system|
|Work breakdown structure (WBS)|
|Week 4||Case studies|
|Guest lectures from industry practitioner|
|Week 5||Network scheduling techniques|
|Critical path method (CPM)|
|Week 6||Microsoft Project/Primavera project management software application and demonstration|
|Week 7||Just-in-Time philosophy|
|Week 8||Cash flow management|
|Estimating and budgeting|
|Assessment Due: Essay|
|Week 9||Cost monitoring and control|
|Earned value analysis (EVA)|
|Week 10||Case studies|
|Guest lectures from industry practitioner|
|Week 11||Case studies|
|Criteria of project success|
|Workshop on group work|
|Assessment Due: Quiz|
|Week 13||Presentation of group work|
|Assessment Due: Project|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)||No||100%|
|Design (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.