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ME50359: Project and change management

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit is currently being updated and will be added shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To enhance the ability of students to deal with managing projects in engineering organisations, including projects that involve organisational change.
To deepen their appreciation of how project management fits into a wider context including strategic management, contemporary engineering practice and organisational factors.
To build project management skills that can influence industrial competitiveness and technology management practice in industry.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Explain what a project is
* Illustrate the importance of project management
* Apply the tools of project management to a given project, using an appropriate lifecycle approach.
* Outline alternate models of project management
* Demonstrate the use of methods for project evaluation, estimation and decision making, critically evaluating these methods.
* Assess the effective use of project management principles in a variety of case studies.


* Acting effectively in different team roles [T,A]
* Communication skills (written) [F,A]
* Communication (range of audiences) [F,A]
* Analysing complex systems and dealing with incomplete data [T,A]
* Applying concepts, models and tools to project management scenarios [T,A]
* Self-development including reflection [F]
* Problem solving [T,A]


* Models of project and change management
* Strategic context
* Project Evaluation and Selection; Decision analysis
* Project lifecycle and stages
* Time and cost estimation; Critical path methods; probability assessment
* Uncertainty & Risk Management.
* Project Monitoring and Control.
* Managers, Leaders and Teams.
* Organisational Change Management.
* Communications.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50359 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering School of Management