RSNR504 Innovation, Projects and People

Updated: 21 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
26 April 2019 28 April 2019 Mandatory On-campus and online students must attend the intensive school.
09 December 2019 11 December 2019 Mandatory On campus and online students must attend the intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental or Rural Science or School of Science and Technology or MSust or MNatResGov
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENVE361 or ENVE423 or ENVE523 or RSNR304 or RSNR404

All assessment tasks must be satisfactorily completed to be eligible to pass the unit.

Combined Units RSNR304 - Innovation, Projects and People
RSNR404 - Innovation, Projects and People
Coordinator(s) Paul Frazier (
Unit Description

This unit is firmly centred on understanding people in the workplace. It provides insight into elements of people and behaviour, communication, leadership, innovation and project management through the business development cycle. The unit will not follow a traditional lecture approach to learning, rather students will be expected to listen, learn, actively engage and share learning. Reflecting on how things are done (metacognition) will be as important as the outcome. The unit will deliberately challenge students' academic learnings - drawing on new notions such as fake news and contestable science that deliberately challenge traditional knowledge bases to engage students in adapting to future project management opportunities.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Recommended Material


Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Fundamentals of Project Management: Tools and Techniques

ISBN: 9780958273367
Burke, R., Burke Publishing 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Introductory assessment 10% 600
Assessment Notes

Initial web discussion. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4

Compulsory Module Material Review 40% 2500
Assessment Notes

Organisational review. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Project Proposal 30% 2500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4

Compulsory Workplace Innovation 20% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit specialised and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of the business development cycle;
  2. demonstrate understanding of and critically evaluate the project management process and reflect critically on organisational practice;
  3. demonstrate advanced knowledge of human behaviour and team work through active participation; and
  4. high-level present ideas in a clear and professional manner.