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EG5551: GROUP PROJECT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 11:27

Course Overview

The students are required to undertake a significant research project in small groups on a topic which will be relevant to industry. Both campus and distance learning students are expected to submit a group report of approximately 20,000 words.

This module builds on the certificate phase and aims to enhance the students’ understanding and knowledge of the many disciplines that comprise project. 

Course is delivered as a part-time option for on-campus and distance learning.   The students are required to co-ordinate their effort and contributions from each member of their small team. 

Campus & Distance Learning – Written Project Report (100%). 

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites


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?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The students will be required to work in small groups of four to six, to brain-storm topics relevant to their own work and to the industry in general. Once they have obtained the approval of their tutor, they will be required to carry out a detailed literature search and subsequently an original investigation by using questionnaires, or other means to obtain data from industry for further analysis.  They will need to draw meaningful conclusions and finally submit their findings as a report of approximately 20,000 words.

The students will need to use and demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of the many disciplines that comprise project management, and build on the foundations laid during the certificate phase of the programme.  

This course will lay the foundation and prepare the students to undertake their individual dissertation in their final year of the MSc course.

Further Information & Notes

EG5551 is the code for the distance learning version of the course. For students studying for MSc Project Management

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


Written Project (100%).

Students are not permitted to re-submit. Students who fail this course will be required to re-sit them in their entirety.

Formative Assessment



The students will have access to a supervisor who will be able to provide feedback on the work being undertaken by the students.

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