Project Design and Evaluation

10 Units

The course will introduce students to designing projects, social programs and their evaluation. This will include some of the research activities, techniques and applications necessary for designing, implementing and appraising social programs.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Assess the extent and severity of problems requiring social interventions
  2. Design programs to ameliorate social problems
  3. Assess the utility of new programs and initiatives;
  4. Assess the merits of existing programs and attempts to improve them
  5. Develop the ability to increase the effectiveness of program management and administration;
  6. Satisfy accountability requirements of program sponsors
  7. Maximise the use of evaluation results to improve programs

Some of the issues that may be considered are:

  1. Key concepts in development work
  2. Types of development projects
  3. Engaging participation in projects
  4. Problems that projects are designed to solve
  5. Religion, ethics and aid work
  6. Market and non market solutions
  7. Mediating conflicts
  8. Government and NGO projects in action
  9. Planning and implementing project evaluation
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Weekly contributions to online forum or participation in the discussion
  • Essay: Essay 1: Understanding project design
  • Essay: Essay 2: Design OR Evaluation of a project

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
On campus students participate in lecture and tutorial.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Online students participate in email discussion group and online lecture (Blackboard).

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Course Materials
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Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for SOCA6240
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