|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||27 January 2023|
The purpose of this course is to prepare project managers to face the many challenges inherent in contemporary project management and deliver projects and programs to the satisfaction of relevant stakeholders.
Engineers, surveyors and constructors are frequently required to deliver projects, ranging from small planning or design projects to the development of large scale infrastructure and equipment. Such projects are required to be within the scope defined by the client and delivered to time, cost, quality and other constraints. To ensure success, they also require sound management of the supporting functions of human resource management, communication, risk management, procurement and stakeholder management. The
project manager also needs to understand how to integrate all of the elements of the project management process in delivering the project, and to understand project life cycle and professional issues like ethics, sustainable development and safety management.
There is a growing demand from stakeholders for innovative outcomes. Therefore innovation is also a major focus in contemporary project management in relation to materials, design, delivery approaches, and construction methods. In addition, the advanced project manager should be able to manage complex projects and programs of a number of projects. To achieve the management of such requirements, the project manager should be conversant with the project and program management process and be prepared to take an innovative approach, working within sound engineering, technical and management principles.
As most engineering works have a clear purpose and stipulated beginning and end times, they are regarded as 'projects'. Ensuring an engineering project reaches fulfilment within its required constraints is the process of engineering project management. In this course the concepts, processes and tools of advanced engineering project management are explored. Students are guided through the historical background of project management, the project management environment, the elements of the project life cycle, the projects management knowledge areas, the consideration of professional issues in the project management process and program management. The course concludes with a discussion of specialised and emerging project management topics, designed to improve project management outcomes.