COM343 Communication Project Management (8)

This subject is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to effectively manage, stage and maintain a major project particularly focused in the area of communication. The processes, issues and responsibilities required for the project will be examined. Students will produce a communication project plan that they can  execute in their final capstone project subject.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM343. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed students are in the final year of their course and are planning a capstone project to be executed in their final session. Assumed knowledge is fundamentals of event and project planning established in COM126 Production Planning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to initiate ideas that demonstrate an understanding of the principles of project design and implementation
  • recognise the role of collaboration,community and stakeholder participation in project management
  • effectively prioritize tasks
  • undertake independent research that informs and enhances the success of a project
  • demonstrate ongoing research and evaluation of key elements in a project design such as: resource requirements, timelines, stakeholder engagement, risk assessment and budget considerations
  • complete a comprehensive project plan
  • be able to offer insight and positive communication with peers on project development and problem solving


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • principles of project design and management
  • the collaborative process
  • legal and moral considerations in project design
  • working to time-lines and priorities
  • developing project ideas
  • defining projects
  • presenting a project plan
  • tools admin and communication strategies
  • time, costs and resources
  • risks, structures, issues management
  • project progress: monitoring strategies
  • project measurement and evaluation strategies


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.