MANU9M6: Project Management

Semester: Spring

Level: 10

Credit Value: 20

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

Contact Hours: 30 hours

Assessment: 50% Examination, 50% Coursework (assignment & presentation)

Module Overview:

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. Tutorials and workshops are used 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:

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

Cognitive skills

  • Case study analysis

Use of multiple methods of analysis

Reading Lists:

Maylor, H. (2010) Project Management. FT/Pearson.

Pinto, J. (2007) Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage. Pearson.

Morris, P. & Hough, G. (1987) The Anatomy of Major Projects. Wiley.


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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