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Information Technology Project Management (ICT508)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit will cover the principles and practices of managing the development of IT systems, and investigates appropriate tools and techniques based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Topics address the knowledge areas of the PMBoK across the process groups of a project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and monitoring and closure.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
ULO1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of project management
ULO2. describe the elements of the project management knowledge areas and process groups
ULO3. explain the different types of software project and the models that can be used for their development and maintenance
ULO4. develop a basic project plan, with its component parts
ULO5. apply a range of the tools and techniques of project management
ULO6. discuss the range of approaches to the measurement of an organisation's capability to produce reliable systems
ULO7. demonstrate an appreciation of ethics, professional and legal issues in IT project management
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/Workshops: 3 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit uses a constructivist learning approach - in which students integrate the material with their experience based around their own interests, background and personal and career objectives. Students learn through workshops, assignment work and self-study including researching the current trends in the relevant knowledge area. Assignment and project work involve working on case studies that students complete to achieve the learning objectives of the unit. Students are expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week on studying the unit.
Assessment Students demonstrate their learning through active participation in workshops, and through assignment work and final examination. Students are expected to be prepared in order to participate in discussion each week. Bringing up issues for discussion is strongly encouraged to create an interactive learning environment. Students are expected to contribute to seminar presentation and workshop discussion.
Continuous Assessment: 60%
Final Examination: 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate IT course or permission of the Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT327 Management of IT Projects or ICT618 Information Technology Project Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: ICT618
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Data Science (ME+MIT)
Internetworking and Security (ME+MIT)
Graduate Diploma in Data Science (GradDipDataSci)
Graduate Diploma in Games and Apps Production (GradDipGamesAppsProd) [New in 2016]
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology [New in 2020]
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITMan)
Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security (GradDipIntwkSecur)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA)+(MIT) [New in 2019]
Master of Information Technology (MIT)
Master of Science in Information Technology (MScIT) [New in 2020]
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Bruce Hilliard

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2168
e: b.hilliard@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.018 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Bruce Hilliard

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2168
e: b.hilliard@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.018 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus

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