MANU9M6: Project Management

Semester:  Spring

Level:  10

Credit Value:  20

Module Coordinator:  Professor John Bowers, Management, Work & Organisation Division

Contact Hours:  30 hours



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.


Specific knowledge and understanding of current developments in the subject

    • 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.

Generic skills

    • Modelling
    • Report writing
    • Presentation skills

Cognitive skills

    • Case study analysis
    • Use of multiple methods of analysis



Project appraisal & report (40%)

Case study presentation (10%)

Exam (50%)

Nature of project management




Principles of evaluation & management




Techniques for evaluation, planning & control




Issues & problems of a project manager




Expertise in PM computer software





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.

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