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BU591K: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course will cover the main issues in project management: scope, quality, risk, time and cost. You will learn about project management methodologies and how to use standard project management techniques such as PERT/CPM and Gantt charts. You will learn how to schedule, manage and allocate resources and activities with the help of project-management software. You will also learn how to  manage risk, how to recover from project failure and how to manage time, quality and cost and appreciate the tradeoffs among them.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Donald Hislop

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

  • MSc International Business Management

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will cover the main issues in project management: scope, quality, risk, time and cost. You will learn about project management methodologies and how to use standard project management techniques such as PERT/CPM and Gantt charts. You will learn how to schedule, manage and allocate resources and activities with the help of project-management software. You will also learn how to  manage risk, how to recover from project failure and how to manage time, quality and cost and appreciate the tradeoffs among them. ¶This course is taught in a block in the summer period and is assessed though three pieces of coursework: a group project, an individual contribution to the group project and an individual reflective assignment.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University week45
  • 5 Seminars during University week46

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Timed MCQ Test (40%)

2000-word Critical Analysis Essay (60%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit failed element.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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