Project Management

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Module Co-ordinator

Professor John Bowers

Semester

Spring

Level

11

Credit value

10

Contact hours

 23 hours

Assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework

Objectives

Project management is vital to all organisations. Designing an aircraft, constructing a bridge, implementing a new information system or even launching an initiative to change a city’s image:  they are all projects needing careful management. The demand for project managers has increased significantly in the last few decades and is projected to grow further.

This module introduces the basic concepts, techniques of project management and their applications. Students should read widely as well as attending lectures to establish a solid framework of knowledge on project management. The students are also required to participate actively in tutorials and workshops to develop hands-on skills and become familiar with techniques of project planning, control and evaluation. Project cases will be examined both in lectures and in student presentations.

Learning outcomes

The module aims to introduce students to project management and develop a range of skills: 

  • Appreciate the unique nature of project management;
  • Understand the principles of project evaluation and management;
  • Understand and use techniques for project evaluation, planning and controlling;
  • Examine the issues and problems in being a project manager;
  • Experience the use of computer software in project planning and evaluation.
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Case study analysis
  • Use of multiple methods of analysis

 

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