Classes are held each week of the semester unless the class falls on a public holiday. Each class is 3 hours, including a 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University website at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au.
Unit Website on iLearn
iLearn (http://ilearn.mq.edu.au) will be used to post course material such as lecture slides, assessment details and assessment grades. All important unit-related announcements will also be made available on iLearn.
You are expected to check the course website at least once per week.
Technology Used and Required
Technology used: iLearn. Please ensure that you have access to a personal computer and internet so you are able to use iLearn.
Students are required to familiarise themselves with iLearn. If you have difficulties logging on to iLearn, please contact the university's technical support staff. Do not contact the lecturer or the tutors as they will not be able to help you with technical queries.
Students are expected to check their university email account and contact the teaching staff through it. Gmail, hotmail and other personal email accounts are often blocked through the university's spam filter; communicating through those risks that your query will not be answered.
Learning and Teaching Activities
The unit is taught using a combination of lectures & tutorials.
Please note that attendance will be taken in the tutorials - You are expected to attend at least 10 of the 12 tutorials. Failure to do this may affect your final mark.
To complete the unit satisfactorily, you must achieve an overall score of 50 marks or more.
Required text and useful sources
Larson E W and Gray C F, Project Management - The Managerial Process, McGraw Hill, 6th edition (2014).
This text is compulsory and can be purchased from the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop.
- http://www.pmhut.com/ has a wide-ranging set of articles by project management practitioners;
- http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/ has lots of articles on project management topics;
- http://www.aipm.com.au/ is the website of the Australian Institute of Project Management.