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FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Full Unit Outline - Enrolment Approved Wednesday, 21 August 2013
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UNIT TITLE Capstone Integration Project
UNIT CODE MAN6310
CREDIT POINTS 20
FULL YEAR UNIT No
MODE OF DELIVERY On-campus
Online
  This version of the unit will be offered from 1/01/2014

DESCRIPTION

This capstone unit provides†students with experience in synthesising and applying the skills and knowledge acquired in previous units within the Master of Project Management and the Master of MIS. Under the general supervision of the lecturer, or academic mentor, each student will undertake an industry project.††

 
LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. appreciate the place for a code of conduct in projects;
  2. demonstrate expertise in the managing projects;
  3. analyse, plan, design and implement a project in a structured manner, working in an independent study mode;  and
  4. effectively demonstrate and communicate outcomes to the business.
 
UNIT CONTENT
  1. Integrating the project management knowledge areas.
  2. Action research.
  3. Case study research.
  4. Data analysis.
  5. Reporting on research.
 
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESSES

Students are expected to work on their project in a team of between 2 to 4 students, depending on the scope of the project. Students select projects from a list provided by the unit coordinator or can suggest their own project subject to coordinator agreement.

In the first two weeks, 3 hour seminars sessions will be given to select appropriate projects and to establish the important aspects of professional practice, project management and quality principles.

Following this introduction, students will conduct their project via their own independent schedule, during which time the student must regularly report to, and consult with, a project supervisor via email and/or face to face discussion.

 

For off-campus students, online and paper-based materials will be made available to establish the important aspects of professional practice, project management and quality principles.

 

 
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES
  • ability to communicate
  • critical appraisal skills
  • ability to generate ideas
 
ASSESSMENT
Grading Schema 1
 
Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.
 
There is no examination for this unit. †
 

Item

On-Campus Assessment

Value

 

Report

Proposal

20%

Presentation

Research outcomes

10%

Report

Final report

70%

 

Item

Online Assessment

Value

 

Report

Proposal

20%

Presentation

Video of Research Outcomes

10%

Report

Final Report

70%

 
TEXTS
No additional text is required for this unit.
 
SIGNIFICANT REFERENCES
Project Management Institute. (2013). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (5th ed.). Newton Square, PA: PMI.
 
JOURNALS
International Journal of Project Management
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business
 
 
 
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/student-equity
 
 


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  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other studentsí work.

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.


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