MGMT372-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Project Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course is an interdisciplinary course that gives a comprehensive overview of project management concepts, models and techniques. It also provides hands on tutorials on the project management software, MS Project.

The role of projects in organisation is receiving increasing attention. Projects are becoming the major tool for reaching the strategic goals of the organisation. Project management, with its focus on the accomplishment of unique outcomes with limited resources under critical time constraints, has developed to the point where it is a professional discipline having its own body of knowledge and skills. This course is designed to teach the basic principles of good project management and will provide students with the knowledge and skills to orchestrate projects to completion.

This course helps you to prepare for Project Management professional certificate exams like CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management), PMP (Project Management Professional) or PRINCE2.

The workload for this course is about 150 hours in total.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are:
Acquire a comprehensive understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
Develop the skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and control projects.
Enhance critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to address project challenges and make informed decisions.
Demonstrate effective communication and stakeholder management skills to ensure project success.
Apply project management techniques to real-world scenarios, fostering the ability to deliver projects within scope, budget, and schedule while achieving desired outcomes.


Any 45 points at 200-level or above


MSCI322, MSCI324, MSCI372, INFO313, ACIS313

Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 13 Oct
02 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT372-23S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system. However, the tutorials are not recorded because they are more discussion-oriented and involve class activities.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mona Koushan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial Participation 10% During semester
Weekly Homework 20% Week 2-11
Mid-semester Test 30% 22 August during the lecture time slot
Final Exam 40%

To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve a weighted average grade of at least 45% across all invigilated assessments including mid-semester test and final exam. Please refer here for further information.

Assessment in Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Gray, Clifford F. , Larson, Erik W; Project management : the managerial process ; Seventh edition; McGraw-Hill Education, 2018 (You should be able to manage with any of the recent previous editions of this book).

Igberaese, Davies A; Introduction to Project Management ; First; Routledge, 2022.

Joseph P. Stalder; Project Management for Drug Developers ; First; CRC Press, 2022.

A digital copy of the relevant chapters is available through LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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