MGT290 Project Management (8)

The subject focuses on developing an appreciation and understanding of project management in the contemporary business environment. Project management has traditionally been very technically driven, and the subject complements this important aspect of project management with both strategic project selection and implementation, as well as sociocultural aspects (people, culture and communication) for successful project outcomes. The application of project management software, as part of the subject and assessment process, provides students with the opportunity to learn how project management is applicable in the workplace.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT290. 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 Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the difference between contemporary project management and traditional project management;
  • be able to explain the role that projects play in the strategic management of organisations;
  • be able to develop a completed and comprehensive project plan;
  • be able to apply project technical aspects across the project lifecycle;
  • be able to apply the sociocultural aspects across the project lifecycle;
  • be able to determine project progress through application of project management measurement tools and techniques
  • be able to utilise project management software as a tool for planning and managing a project; and
  • to have a working knowledge of how project management operates in the workplace.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • A brief history of project management;
  • Contemporary project management;
  • Relationship between project management and strategy;
  • The project management lifecycle;
  • Project technical management within project lifecycle phases including: scope, schedule, cost, risk and quality management; project progress and the use of project management software; and
  • Project sociocultural management within project lifecycle phases including: human resource management, communication and stakeholder management, procurement management and integration management


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.