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
CSU Study Centre Sydney
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

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT290 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Assignment 1 (a) saq and (b) peer reflection rpt
Online quiz on module 1
Case study - project management plan
Short answer questions
Online quiz on module 2 and module 3

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.