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ME50336: Engineering project management (MSc)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 6
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 2
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW40EX60
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Follow this link for further information on unit content 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 assessed by coursework, including a group presentation and by examination.
Maylor (2010) Project Management (4th Edition) Prentice-Hall.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50336 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM19 : MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials (Full-time)
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.