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ME50336: Engineering project management (MSc)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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:
  • Group Presentation (CW 15%)
  • Individual Assignment (CW 70%)
  • Individual Reflection (CW 15%)
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 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 will be able to:
* Illustrate the importance of project management in engineering
* Demonstrate the use of strategic tools such as NPV and portfolios
* Apply appropriate techniques for time, cost and risk management
* Choose appropriate methods for dealing with project variance and change requests
* Describe the importance of human factors in engineering project management.

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


* Models of engineering project management
* Strategic Context
* Business Case
* Time and cost estimation; Critical path methods
* Uncertainty & Risk Management.
* Project Monitoring and Control.
* Managers, Leaders and Teams.
* Change Management.
* Communications.
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
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.