The module aims to provide students with an understanding of project management and its principles in a contemporary project environment, as well as the strategies to achieve a successful project management outcome. In that this is an optional module, to well utilise the university resource, the module delivery is subject to meeting a minimum number of students (10).
A. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of project management and its relationship to other disciplines.
B. Apply both theoretical and practical perspectives to project management.
C. Show understanding of the components and processes in the project management discipline.
D. Demonstrate acquisition of knowledge of the major project management methodologies.
E. Apply a range of techniques to determine, document and refine project goals, performance requirements, deliverables, constraints and risks as well as project schedule, resource budgeting and quality in the lifecycle of a project.
F. Evaluate risk and gain and understanding of the approaches to risk management and contingency planning.
G. Apply project management software tools to project planning and execution.
The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments. A combination of lectures, seminars and computer laboratory work. In that this is an optional module, to well utilise the university resource, the module delivery is subject to meeting a minimum number of students (10).