|Course Unit Title||PROJECT MANAGEMENT|
|Course Unit Code||MEM503|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Engineering Management (Required Courses) - |
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
- Students will learn the responsibilities and essential tools and techniques required to successfully plan, manage, control and evaluate a project in a complex environment. Using practical examples, the course will demonstrate how these approaches can be successfully applied in the development and management of any major project.
- Students will develop the fundamental skills required of all project managers: critical reasoning skills, quantitative analytical skills, integrative skills from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint.
- Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the basic tools and techniques of project management in practice: Write a sponsor and project requirements definition, Construct a comprehensive project schedule, Evaluate a project plan subject to time, cost and resource constraints.
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents||Part 1: Project Management Overview:|
- Meaning and scope of projects and project management
- Project life cycle; project characteristics
- The roles of the project manager, the sponsor and the user
- Forms of contracts and project structure
Part 2: Project planning and scheduling techniques
- Early project definition
- Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
- Gantt charts
- Project network logic diagrams
- Critical Path Method (CPM)
- Project time-cost trade-offs
- Project planning under uncertainty
- Resource scheduling
|Recommended and/or required reading:|
- Lockyer K. and Gordon J., Project management and project network techniques, Financial Times Prentice Hall, 7th edition, 2005, ISBN 0-273-69378-6.
- Burke R., Project management: planning and control techniques, John Wiley & Sons, 4th edition, 2003, ISBN 0470851244.
- Kerzner H., Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, John Wiley & Sons, 10th edition, 2009, ISBN 978-0-470-27870-3.
- Gray C.E. and Larson E.W., Project management: the managerial process, McGraw- Hill, edition 4e, 2007.
- Meredith J.R. and Jr. Mantel S.J., Project management: a managerial approach, John Wiley & Sons, 5th edition, 2003, ISBN 0-471-07323-7.
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||The course will be delivered through 3-hour lectures per week. |
Tutorial questions will be handed out, where appropriate, to consolidate knowledge in the analytic skills developed.
The course material will be available on the university’s e-learning platform.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||English|