Project Management Essentials

PRM30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or Equivalent


Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


100 credit points

Aims and objectives

*New 2020* 
This unit equips students with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of managing projects in a variety of contexts. This unit introduces the specific techniques inherent to project management such as selecting the projects that bring the maximum value, and planning and implementing projects to meet the organizational objectives. The unit builds on the process framework for project management from Initiating to Planning, Implementing, Control and Closing, across content areas. This unit also critically analyses the relevance and suitability of project management approaches to a variety of organizational contexts
 Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe project management core theories and apply strategic approaches to project selection.
2. Apply project management frameworks to meet the complex needs in a variety of project contexts.
3. Collaboratively develop a formal project plan in a group and explain its purpose and content to a target audience.
4. Effectively evaluate project progress and analyse project closure.
5. Analyse the role of social aspects such as leadership, teamwork and stakeholder management on project success.