Managing Complexity in Defence Projects

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
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About this unit

Learn about the challenges and issues associated with Managing Complexity in Defence Projects during this online unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia. By undertaking this unit, you will become aware of the importance of understanding complexity thinking, and explore the concepts involved in managing risk when planning and implementing complex defence projects.

It in, you will become familiar with the existing body of knowledge, particularly regarding recent developments within the field. You will critically evaluate this complex information, and analyse and investigate the problems, concepts and theories regarding both academic knowledge and professional practitioner knowledge. You will also become familiar with established theories, and how they can be applied in a variety of hypothetical situations.

You will develop your theoretical knowledge, and become capable of applying creativity and critical thinking in order to respond to potential new scenarios in professional practice within the area of complexity management.

Eligibility

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

  • Master of Project Management, University of South Australia

You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intend to enrol in the following units, prior to studying this unit:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Control Methods

Project Leadership and Teams AND

Areas of study

In this project management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Understanding complexity thinking
  • Risk management in complex defence projects
  • Applying complexity thinking to the project cycle and to highly complex projects
  • Managing the dimensions of project complexity

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • 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?

During this unit you will not only gain an appreciation of a key area of project management – you will also develop essential skills within analytical thinking and problem solving.

This unit will be highly useful to students who intend to pursue careers within project management, particularly within the defence industry, and will enable you to acquire an understanding of professional practice.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Managing Complexity in Defence Projects from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable 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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