Managing Engineering Projects

10 Units

This course is the third in a series of professional practice courses that introduces students to professional skills that are integral to an engineering workplace. The focus of all the courses is on integrating professional skills with technical skills.

This third professional practice course strongly focuses on project management tools and techniques as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

The course runs in a ‘flipped’ classroom mode where students are required to read/watch a variety of project management resources prior to each week’s lecture and tutorial.

The lectures include an introductory discussion on the theoretical content for that week, followed by a seminar by an external senior practicing project manager on that week’s topic. As these external guests are giving up their time for the benefit of the student body, and in the spirit of professionalism, 100% attendance is expected at all presentations. Due to the ‘commercial in confidence’ nature of some aspects presented, any recordings captured will (by necessity) be edited before release.

In relation to program completion for continuing students, ENGG3500 is a direct replacement for GENG3830.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of the key concepts and theories of project management as per the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  2. Apply the most appropriate tools and techniques to effectively plan and manage a project
  3. Develop a range of project management documents that address project scope, schedule, quality, communication, procurement, costs, risk, stakeholders, work breakdown and resource breakdown
  4. Identify and discuss ethical issues surrounding engineering projects
  5. Identify and discuss key legal issues surrounding engineering projects
  6. Demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication and management skills to plan a project and meet a specified purpose
  7. Present a professional quality project management plan to a stakeholder group
  8. Reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ input and output throughout the project
  • Selected lectures from industry: lessons learnt from both successful and less successful projects
  • Tools and techniques for project management
  • Establishing the project team
  • WH&S obligations and legal considerations
  • International, environmental and Indigenous considerations
  • Ethical considerations
  • Initiating, scheduling and estimating costs and resources for a project
  • Managing risk, scope, communication, stakeholders and quality
  • You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed GENG3830.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): GENG3830. Students who have successfully completed GENG3830 are not eligible to enrol in ENGG3500.
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Minor assessments x 2
  • Written Assignment: Minor assessments x 5
  • Report: Major Assessment A
  • Presentation: Major Assessment B Part 1: Group presentation
  • Report: Major Assessment B Part 2: Written report

Contact Hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ENGG3500
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