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EG5048: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Gives an overall picture of project management and introduces students to the main subject areas which make up this area of study. Emphasis is placed on practical skills, including writing and presentation. Students are given an overview of project management terms and definitions.  Introduction to project budgeting in the context of company finance is addressed and the area of risk management (including probability, risk attitudes and risk analysis methods) introduced. Introduction to the important area of safety management as well as an introduction to managing project teams. Topics are covered in greater depth at a later stage of the course

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr John Cavanagh

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course gives an overall picture of project management and introduces students to the main subject areas which make up this area of study. Emphasis is placed on practical skills, including writing and presentation. Students are given an overview of project management terms and definitions.  An introduction to project budgeting in the context of company finance is addressed and the area of risk management (including probability, risk attitudes and risk analysis methods) introduced. There is also an introduction to the important area of safety management as well as an introduction to managing project teams. These topics are covered in greater depth at a later stage of the course.

Further Information & Notes

For students studying for MSc Project Management

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Individual Subject Study In Project Management (Distance Learning)
  • MSc Project Management (Distance Learning)
  • MSc Project Management (on Campus)

Assessment

1st attempt: 4 Coursework Assessments (Weighted at 20%, 20%, 20% and 40%).

Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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