Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Information Technology



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Online)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

South Africa

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit introduces students to the many concepts, tools and techniques for managing information technology projects. Exploring traditional and agile approaches for managing projects, topics include project lifecycles, project planning, project scheduling, team building, risk management, time and quality management. A case study approach will be used to provide learning opportunities, with an emphasis on the unique aspects of information technology projects.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the Project Management Body of Knowledge;
  2. identify the unique attributes and diverse nature of information technology projects;
  3. select and justify a project management methodology for a project;
  4. create a project plan;
  5. use project management techniques and tools to manage a small-scale project;
  6. communicate project management information to key stakeholders;
  7. collaborate in a team for developing project artifacts.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One 1-hour workshop
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • Students will need to spend one hour prior to the workshop on a pre-class activity. The workshop will explore concepts introduced in the one hour pre-class activity.
  • a minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Completion of at least 24 points of study, including one of (FIT1040, FIT1045, FIT1048, FIT1051, ENG1003) (or equivalent)


AFW3043, BEW3640, BUS2176, CIV3205, CPE2006, CSE2203, GCO3807, GEG3104, GSE3003, FIT3086, MGW2700, MMS2203

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