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N14C31 Managing Projects
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  15/16

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Non Business School MA/MSc students meeting pre-requisites and subject to compliance with module choice requirements, as listed in the degree programme specification. In addition, other MA/MSc students meeting pre-requisites and subject to the discretion of the Director of MSc Programmes. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Definitions and classifications of projects. Objectives in project management - time, costs, quality. Resources and resource management. Critical Path Methods and resource scheduling. Performance measurement and costs. Project lifecycles. Project teams and leadership in project management. Managing risk in projects. Analysis of project successes and failures. Project Management software.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours
Computing 1 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
One 2 hour lecture per week x 11, 2 hour exercise classes in the semester. Please note all non-lectures will be timetabled in the Business School

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 70 2 Hour Examination 
Coursework 1 30 Group Coursework (2,500 words) 

Dr D Sutherland

Education Aims:  The module introduces fundamental concepts in project management. Students will gain understanding of the scope and variety of project types, understand key variables in project management and learn methods, techniques and approaches that are important in successfully managing projects to meet objectives in a wide range of contexts.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

Intellectual skills
This module develops:Professional practical skills
This module develops:Transferable (key) skills
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Offering School:  Business School

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