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Project Management (Undergraduate)


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor and tutor: Dr Sorin Piperca
  • Assessment: individual coursework of 3500 words (100%)

Module description

Projects have become the preferred form of organising activities in most industries, from construction, IT and manufacturing to education and financial services. They are used to implement change, deliver against strategic objectives and achieve competitive advantage. Project management knowledge and skills are therefore highly valued in any organisation, and project management practitioners are in increasing demand on the job market.

We use examples from a variety of project types, sizes, countries and industries to illustrate the theoretical concepts taught on this module, and presentations by experienced project managers will demonstrate how projects are actually developed in real life. You will also have the chance to apply tools learned in class in specific projects.

Indicative syllabus

  • Tools and techniques for project planning and development
  • Project roles and stakeholders
  • Risks and change management
  • International and inter-organisational projects
  • Project management methodologies

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • understand and apply project management tools and techniques to a variety of real projects
  • judge the effectiveness of project management tools and techniques according to the project type, and the industry and environment in which the project is developed
  • compare and contrast different project management methodologies
  • evaluate the impact of different project actors on delivering successful projects.