MANU9M6: Project Management

Semester:  Spring

Level:  10

Credit Value:  20

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

Contact Hours:  30 hours

 

Aims:

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.

Outcomes:

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

Assessment:

Outcome

Project appraisal & report (40%)

Case study presentation (10%)

Exam (50%)

Nature of project management

 

x

x

Principles of evaluation & management

 

x

x

Techniques for evaluation, planning & control

x

 

x

Issues & problems of a project manager

 

x

x

Expertise in PM computer software

x

 

 

 

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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