BUSM 3082 Project Management in Humanitarian and Development Studies

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Thierno Diallo Opens in new window

Description The primary aim of this subject is to equip students with the concepts, processes and major techniques employed in project management. By integrating theory and practice this subject provides a strong foundation for students in project management as an essential skill in the field of humanitarian and development studies. The subject uses the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) which covers the required competencies in project management including planning, monitoring, control, implementation and evaluation.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Project Management

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects BUSM 2043 - Project Management in Humanitarian and Development Studies

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and demonstrate project, program, and portfolio management
  2. List and describe the stages of the project life cycle, and the tasks and deliverables for each stage
  3. Describe and apply key processes in project management including risk management
  4. Execute and monitor various project management techniques
  5. Describe and apply leadership and management principles and strategies required for managing projects

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management
  2. Project, Program, and Portfolio Selection
  3. Initiating Projects
  4. Planning Projects, Part 1 (Project Integration and Scope Management)
  5. Planning Projects, Part 2 (Project Time and Cost Management)
  6. Planning Projects, Part 3 (Project Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Stakeholder, Risk, and Procurement Management)
  7. Executing Projects
  8. Monitoring, control and evaluation Projects
  9. Closing Projects
  10. International Projects
  11. Best Practices in Project Management


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 4 x 25 minutes each 20 N Individual
Applied Project 1000 words 20 N Individual
Applied Project 1000 words 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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