ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND WEIGHTING



Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Credit Points: 20 Credit Points
Level: Year 2, Core for MNet; Elective for GDNet
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 5 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours, Problem based learning (Tute) = 1 hour)
  Personal Study Hours/week: 7

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This is a core unit out of a total of 12 units in the Master of Networking (MNet) and Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) (MEng(Tel)). This unit addresses the MNet and MEng(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in computer networks and applying critical skills in networking equipment such as routers, switches and servers. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/master-networking, http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/master-engineering-telecommunications.

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage networking projects.   It covers professional practice for networking, security, and system administration in the context of networking projects. The unit employs case studies and follows projects from conception through to completion. It covers the key knowledge areas identified by the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute.

The unit enhances knowledge, and uses  in-depth analysis of common issues/risks that project team members often face and strategies to mitigate these issues/risks. This unit helps students to learn about how project characteristics and management differs in the context of current enterprise case studies/workshops/videos.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. Project Management Process
  2. Initiation and Planning Projects  – Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  3. Scheduling Projects – Gantt Chart and Network Diagram
  4. Resourcing Projects – Staffing Management Plan, Crashing
  5. Budgeting Projects – Determining Budgets
  6. Project Risk Planning – Risk Management
  7. Project Quality Planning and Project Kick-off
  8. Leading and Managing Project Teams
  9. Determining Project Progress and Results – Monitor and Control the project
  10. Project Management Integration and Closure.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Understand project management as a strategic tool for business development; framework or methodology;
  2. Analyse and apply a range of technologies and techniques that are appropriate to the needs and requirements of the project — particularly in the areas of scope and planning projects;
  3. Demonstrate project leadership skills; identify and assess risk in designing, executing a major project
  4. Critically reflect on current project management research theory and practice;
  5. Appropriately identify, analyse, compare, interpret and present the use of an information tool (e.g; MS Project);
  6. Effectively manage projects through planning, leadership, monitoring and controlling;
  7. Demonstrate well developed conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills under supervision.

GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicate Independent and Lifelong Learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving  Cultural and Global Awareness Team work Specialist knowledge of a field of study
             

Legend

Colour coding Extent covered
                                The standard  is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
  The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
  The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations 
  The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
  The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard