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EG5067: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course provides an introduction to project management and is aimed at students who expect to be working in a project related environment or are considering a potential move into project management.

The course covers a number of key aspects of project management from the project managers perspective and so whilst it does cover areas such as planning and estimating it is NOT intended to prepare students for such roles.

Students are expected to apply their learning by completing a piece of group project work.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen 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

The course provides an introduction to project management and is aimed at students who expect to be working in a project related environment or are considering a potential move into project management.

The course covers a number of key aspects of project management from the project managers perspective and so whilst it does cover areas such as planning and estimating it is NOT intended to prepare students for such roles.

Students are expected to demonstrate an ability to apply their learning by completing a piece of group project work culminating in the production of a detailed project proposal suitable for approval of funding.

SYLLABUS

·         Projects within an overall Business context

·         The Project Process

·         Framing a project

·         Options generation and selection

·         Project appraisal

·         Planning

·         Costing

·         Risk management

·         Business Case/Project Execution plan

·         Project Monitoring and Control

·         Leadership, Motivation and Team Dynamics.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: One three-hour written examination (60%) plus continuous assessment (40%).

Re-Sit: 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.

Where the 1st attempt consisted of a Group Project, the re-sit will comprise of an individual assignment.

Formative Assessment

Tutorial sheets.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided to students in written and/or verbal format as follows

·         In response to questions and issues raised by students during lectures

·         As part of group activities which take place during lectures

·         During tutorials/Feedback sessions

·         Following submission of summative and formative coursework

Students requiring feedback on exam performance should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results

In addition, any student or group of students may request feedback on any course related matter or assignment by arrangement with the course co-ordinator and/or individual contributors as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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