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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

ME50327: Engineering project management (ITM)

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To enhance the ability of our MSc students to deal with managing engineering projects, from design and product development to large scale production projects.
To deepen their appreciation of how project management can be applied to deal with a range of engineering applications.
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 should be able to:
* Illustrate the importance of project management in engineering
* Outline alternate models of project management
* Demonstrate the use of strategic tools such as NPV and opportunity costing
* Apply appropriate techniques for time, cost, risk and quality management
* Choose appropriate methods for dealing with project variance and change requests
* Describe the importance of human factors in engineering project management
* Recognize the appropriate use of environmental project management tools.
* Assess the effective use of engineering project management principles in a variety of case studies.

Problem solving; working independently; group work; presentation skills; written communication.


* Models of engineering project management
* Strategic Context
* Business Case
* Requirements engineering
* Time and cost estimation; Critical path methods
* Uncertainty & Risk Management.
* Project Monitoring and Control.
* Environmental Aspects
* Managers, Leaders and Teams.
* Change Management.
* Communications.
Delivery and Assessment
This unit is 100% assessed by coursework, including individual and group work.
Maylor (2010) Project Management (4th Edition) Prentice-Hall.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

ME50327 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • TXXX-AFM13 : MSc Innovation and Technology Management (Full-time) - Year 1

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