Economic, Social & Environmental Analysis

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Economic, Social & Environmental Analysis is an online unit provided by University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia. It explores the different ways economic, environmental and social factors can implicate the success of a project as it is being carried out.

Over the course of the unit you will learn to demonstrate an advanced awareness of different economic, social and environmental contexts that influence and challenge projects, and will develop skills in analysing trends and forecasting, particularly with regards to sustainability.

Finally, you will familiarise yourself with corporate finance and decision-making principles, and consider how these impact project selection and management. You will also develop an understanding of financial and trend analysis, which will help you to prepare the relevant documentation for your project.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following, or currently be enrolled in the following:

  • Principles of Project Management

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities),
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Master of Project Management

Areas of study

In the Economic, Social and Environmental Analysis unit, the topics you will study include:

  • External analysis and forecasting of social, economic and environment trends
  • Application of sustainability and ethical practices and principles
  • Internal environmental and situational analysis
  • Internal financial systems and processes that impact on project selection and management
  • Complexities in financial analysis and managing uncertainty
  • Sources of funds on project acceptance
  • Project termination or completion

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities), University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management, University of South Australia
  • Master of Project Management, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Economic, Social and Environmental Analysis is an essential unit for anyone seeking to pursue a career in project management. It will provide you will vital skills for forecasting, handling and overcoming the various challenges that can arise from economic, social and environmental factors. In addition, you will develop technical skills in financial and trend analysis and gain a deeper understanding of corporate finance and decision-making principles.

 

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Economic, Social and Environmental Analysis from University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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