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 Project Management Professional (PMP®) 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, according to the PMI®.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Term 1 (75)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Term 2 (15)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Term 3 (45)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses

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); and
  • be able to use project management tools and methods to manage project outcomes.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Communications & Stakeholder Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGI511 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
A1 - blog post & reply
A2 - position paper
A3 - project management plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.