Project Planning and Control

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 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

Learn the key skills and theories involved in Project Planning and Control during this online unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia. In it, you will learn to recognise engineering problems, and be prepared to produce a project plan in order to solve them. You will also develop the ability to evaluate the economic parameters of problems in order to identify the best possible approach for a project.

During the unit you will become capable of implementing essential business functions, including budgeting and scheduling, and will gain an awareness of the importance of working within real-world constraints, which are often interrelated. You will become competent in providing reliable estimations of timeframes and costs.

You will gain an appreciation for the salience of monitoring the progress of a project, and will become familiar with a variety of methods for doing so. You will also discuss control during the final stages of a project, and will learn about successful project completion and termination.

Eligibility

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

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia
  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia

Areas of study

In this Project Planning and Control unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Project screening and evaluation
  • Organisational structure and work breakdown structure
  • Cost and time estimation
  • Project scheduling
  • Budgeting and resource management
  • Project control and monitoring
  • Project termination

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of South Australia
  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain 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?

This unit will add to your project management skills, giving you the understanding necessary to successfully plan and carry out a project. You will develop highly transferable analytical thinking skills, as well as diligence in identifying engineering problems.

Your understanding of core concepts such as scheduling will be highly useful, particularly if you pursue a career within project management. You will also gain an appreciation of real-world constraints such as budget, timing and resources.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Project Planning and Control from the 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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