Project Evaluation and Management (6353.5)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain and assess the theory and practice of project evaluation;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of cost benefit analysis;
3. Apply the techniques covered in the unit with an understanding of a set of evaluation concepts;
4. Demonstrate an increased awareness of current affairs and their critical implications regarding resource allocation; and
5. Show a developed ability to solve problems in most workplaces.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of 6355 Introduction to Economics.
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There is no required text book for this unit, however all students should have access to the Handbook of Cost Benefit Analysis published by the then Department of Finance (2006). This is available via this Department of Prime Ministers and Cabinet web page:
http://www.dpmc.gov.au/office-best-practice-regulation/cost-benefit-analysis Look down the page to find a link to the Handbook at the NLA site:
It is strongly recommended that you download and print this handbook unless you have firm preference for reading on a screen.
(As such links can be unreliable I will post a copy of the Handbook on the Canvas site.)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must achieve 40% (i.e. 20/50) in Assessment 3, (The Cost Benefit Report) and 50% overall in order to Pass the Unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance at lecturers and tutorials is important for successful completion of this unit. There will be a good deal of discussion in both sessions which with underpin student learning and enhance your appreciation of the evaluation techniques that are the core content of the unit.
Required IT skills
Basic knowledge of Excell and Word as well as Internet and library seach skills are required.
Students will incur some costs for printing of materials if you prefer hard copy but these should not exceed $100 for the unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Students submitted work should be referenced in a standard Harvard (ie Author-Date) format. A guide to this will be on the Canvas site.