Project Management for Energy and Resource Industries

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

An online postgraduate unit provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia, Project Management for Energy and Resource Industries explores a complex body of knowledge related to the energy and resource industries, and the application of various project management practices. You will engage with a variety of energy and resource projects, studying aspects such as project life cycles, variability, market conditions and development.

On completion of this unit you will demonstrate an integrated understanding of how project management techniques can be applied to the energy and resource industry, and reflect critically on relevant aspects of theory and professional practice. You will be able to analyse and synthesise complex issues and concepts and generate methodologies and conclusions tailored to a variety of audiences.

This unit is delivered through a combination of different learning resources and teaching materials, including standard media, web links, discussion forums and online assignment submission. Assessment takes the form of online activities, an essay or case study and a 1,500 word reflective report.

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 study:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Control Methods
  • Project Leadership & Teams

Areas of study

In this Project Management for Energy and Resource Industries unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Overview of energy and resource projects
  • Resource industry project life cycles
  • Managing resource project variability
  • Managing resource projects business environments and product market conditions
  • Developing and managing energy and resource projects

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?

Project Management for Energy and Resource Industries is a core requirement for the Master of Project Management, also provided by the University of South Australia. In this unit you will explore theories and principles that are essential to successfully planning, developing and delivering projects within the energy and resource industries. You will learn how to communicate these theories and principles and apply them to real-world project management scenarios.

The ability to deliver a complex project within time, budget and quality constraints is a fundamental skill in project management. Success in this unit helps you to demonstrate an ability to deliver on these targets and keep a project on-track from conception through to execution – a highly desirable skill for prospective employees.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Project Management for Energy and Resource Industries 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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