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ME50336: Engineering project management (MSc)

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • classroom exercise (CW 50%)
  • AS30177 Project Report (5000 words) (Comp) (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
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
* Describe the importance of project management, including organisational change
* Apply the tools of project and change management to a given project, using an appropriate lifecycle approach.
* Outline alternate models of project and change management
* Explore an aspect of project anc change management linking theory and practice.


* 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 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
* Stakeholder and Communications.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50336 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering