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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5143

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012418

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To provide students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of procurement and contract strategies, methods and management processes throughout the life cycle to achieve project deliverables.

Course content

Students will study a broad set of inter-related theoretical concepts and practical procurement processes across the project lifecycle, including: planning procurements; solicitation methods; procurement and contract strategies; tendering processes; prequalification systems; specifications; evaluation techniques; procurement probity and ethics; application of contract law; contract administration; contract closeout; green procurement; e-procurement; supply chain management; and contract dispute resolution.

Textbook(s)

Project Management Institute 2017, A guide to the project management body of knowledge, 6th, Project Management Institute Inc, Philadelphia

Graw, S 2015, Introduction to the Law of Contracts, 8th edition, Thomson Reuters

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Essay 1500 words 30% N/A
Group project 1500 words per person 30% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments
School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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