Project Management for Research

INF60016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


HT1  Term 1 HT3  Term 3

28 Feb 22 - 17 Apr 22

17 May 22

Last self enrolment:
28 Feb 22

11 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Mar 22

1 Aug 22 - 11 Sep 22

11 Oct 22

Last self enrolment:
1 Aug 22

12 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

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.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

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