MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals (8)


This is an industry subject based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) methodology (as defined by the PMBoK® - Project Management Body of Knowledge) to prepare students for subsequent PMP® (Project Management Professional) or similar certification. In this subject students will look at how to initiate, plan, control and complete projects effectively and ensure that projects are performed to meet objectives within specific cost and time constraints.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGI511
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing
Master of Business Administration (Computing) - articulated set
Master of Information Systems Security - articulated set
Master of Management (Information Technology) - articulated set
Master of Project Management - articulated set

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the relevance and function of the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge;
  • be able to compare and critically analyse the role and function of each of the core project process groups (budget, scope, risk, schedule, resources, quality);
  • be able to identify and predict risks and challenges to effective project management in a business context;
  • be able to identify project stakeholders and analyse their influence on a project;
  • be able to create a Scope of Work (SoW) and to formulate a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS);
  • be able to use project management tools and methods to manage project outcomes; and
  • be able to analyse and integrate information from the appropriate literature on emerging trends in project management.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.