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EG5548: PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a detailed understanding of project management and control practices.  Very practical in its focus and assessments, students are introduced to the core elements of project planning and control including the development of detailed project schedules and budgets, the effective planning of project resources, methods for reporting progress, and mechanisms for exerting project control.  This course is delivered as a part time distance learning option.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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

Students are introduced to project planning as a management technique. The fundamentals of planning, estimating and project control are explored and the techniques adopted by Project Management Teams to plan activities, estimate their durations, exercise project control, and to assess performance are examined. The control of documentation to satisfy the demands of current industry practice is also explored. The main topics covered are:

·         Defining project scope and understanding the role of stakeholders in this process.

·         Development of detailed project schedules including the critical path method.

·         Project estimating.

·         Development of project budgets.

·         Progress reporting systems including the use of Earned Value Analysis.

·         Project control mechanisms including project crashing.

·         Document management systems.

This course is delivered as a part-time distance learning option. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Project Management (Distance Learning)
  • MSc Project Management (on Campus)

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st attempt: 100% continuously assessed with 3 Assessments.

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

Detailed and timely feedback is delivered to students within 2 weeks of assessment completion assuming that assessments were submitted by the deadline.

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