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ME50367: Project and change management

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 9 [equivalent to 18 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 180
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Classroom exercise (CW 50%)
  • Individual assignment (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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 and change management
* Apply the tools of project and change management to a given project, using an appropriate lifecycle approach
* Outline alternate models of project management
* Conduct research into an aspect of project and change management linking theory and practice. Skills:
* 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.

Programme availability:

ME50367 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering School of Management


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