BN205 - Project Management

Credit Points: 15 credit points

Workload: 48 hours

Prerequisite: N/A

Co-requisite: N/A

Aims & Objectives

This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) [BEngTech(Tel)]. This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in project management. For further course information refer to: and This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet and BEngTech(Tel)) courses.

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage networking projects. The unit employs case studies and follows projects from conception through to completion.   This unit will cover the key knowledge areas identified by the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute.

The unit will enhance students understanding of the most common concepts, processes, techniques, and theories that are essential in managing IT projects. The unit will help students to know and analyse the common issues/risks that project team members will often face and how to mitigate them. 

This unit will cover the following topics:

  • Project management process
  • Initiation and planning projects 
  • Scheduling, resourcing, budgeting projects 
  • Project quality, risk management and ethics
  • Project management integration and closure.

Learning Outcomes

4.1 Course Learning Outcomes
The Course learning outcomes applicable to this unit are listed on the Melbourne Institute of Technology’s website: 

4.2 Unit Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
a. apply project management skills as a strategic tool, framework, or methodology for business development;
b. demonstrate project leadership skills; identify and assess risk in designing and executing a major project;
c. reflect on current project management ethics, research, theory and practice;
d. explain projects effectively through planning, leadership, monitoring, teamwork, global awareness;
e. understand various ICT services management systems. 

Weekly Topics

This unit will cover the content below:

Week Topics
1 Project Management (PM) Overview
2 Initiation and Planning Projects
3 Ethics in project management
4 Project Risk Planning
5 Scheduling Projects
6 Resourcing Projects
7 Budgeting Projects
8 Project Quality Planning and Project Kick-off.
9 Leading and Managing Project Team
10 Determining Project Progress and Results
11 Project Activities Integration and Closure
12 IT Services Management, Review.


Assessment Task Due Date A B Learning Outcomes Assessed
Formative  Assignment 1 Week 3 (8/04/2022) 5%   b
In-Class Test Week 7 (03/05/2022)   10% b-c
Assignment 2: Group Assignment Week 11 (01/06/2022) 30%   a-d
Laboratory participation & submissions Week 2 – 11 (9/06/2022) 10%   a-e
Final Examination (2 hours)     45% a-e
TOTALS   45% 55%  

Task Type: Type A: unsupervised, Type B: supervised.

Class Participation and Contribution
This unit has class participation and student contribution as an assessment. The assessment task and marking rubric will follow the Guidelines on Assessing Class Participation ( Further details will be provided in the assessment specification on the type of assessment tasks and the marking rubrics.

Presentations (if applicable)
For presentations conducted in class, students are required to wear business attire.

Textbook and Reference Materials

Text Book: 

  • Harold Kerzner, Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects, John Wiley & Sons, 2019


  • C. Gray and E. Larson, Project management – The managerial process. 7th ed.,. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2018.
  • T. J. Kloppenborg, Contemporary Project Management: Organize, Plan and Perform. 3rd ed., South-Western Cengage Learning, 2014.
  • K. Schwalbe, Information technology project management. 7th ed., Course Technology, 2014.
  • M. H. Gregory, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Project Management. 3rd  ed., Que Publishing, 2012.

Internet References: 

  • Project Management Institute. (Undated). [Online]. Viewed July 2015. Available:
  • The Australian Institute of Project Management. (Undated). [Online]. Viewed July 2015. Available:
  • The Australian Computer Society. (Undated). [Online]. Viewed July 2015. Available:

Adopted Reference Style: IEEE

Students are required to purchase the prescribed text and have it available each week in the class.

Graduate Attributes

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicate Independent and Lifelong Learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global Awareness Team work Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Levels of attainment Extent covered
The attribute is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations.
The attribute is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations.
The attribute is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations.
The attribute is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials.
The attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.