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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

To course aims to provide students with an awareness of purpose, principals, fundamental concepts and strategies of safety and project management.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr John Cavanagh

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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

Safety Management

  • Learning from Failure
  • Hazards & risks
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Legislation
  • LOPA, Inherent Safety, ALARP
  • Improving safety performance  

Project management

  • The Project process
  • Framing a project
  • Options generation and selection
  • Project appraisal & scheduling
  • Estimating and estimates
  • Risk Management

Further Information & Notes

Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)
  • BSc Engineering (General)
  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor Of Engineering In Engineering Electronic & Software
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology

Contact Teaching Time

55 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 26 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination

Formative Assessment

Written assignment in small teams


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


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