Project Management for Research
- One semester or equivalent
- 4 hours face to face + blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
HT3 Term 3
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to inspire and enable research students to apply project management principles and practices to their research activity. By doing so, it is expected that students will be able to plan and manage their research scope and workload effectively, understand the implications of changes to their research project, make appropriate decisions and complete their proposed research and any intended professional development activities in a timely manner, within budget and to an acceptable standard. Ultimately, students are expected to develop sound knowledge and practical skills in project management for effectively managing their future research and non-research projects.
1. Identify the key processes, tools, and techniques for managing the various aspects of a generic project;
2. Examine how these key project management processes are applied in some workplace/business projects;
3. Apply these key project management processes, tools, and techniques to make a plan for managing their doctoral research project effectively
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
On Campus Workshop
Unspecified Activities, Independent Learning
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
• Project charter development
• Project scope management
• Project time and cost estimation
• Managing personal and organizational resources and support
• Project stakeholder management
• Project communication management
• Project risk management
• Project work monitor and control
• Planning your doctoral research project management
- Reading materials.
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.