Core Module Information
Module title: Project Management

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09414
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

Project management principles: Definitions and overview; types of projects; portfolios, programmes and projects. The project life cycle; time, cost and quality. Creation and use of work breakdown structures (WBS), cost breakdown structures (CBS), and organisation breakdown structures (OBS). Time and resource scheduling, estimating. Project selection and making the business case, stakeholder identification and analysis of needs. Success criteria, success factors and performance indicators. The project plan.

Business organisational structures for project management: Functional and matrix organisations. Team building and team characteristics. Industrial team operations. Leadership and motivation. Communication methods, effective meetings. Reporting requirements and techniques. Negotiating; conflict management. The role of the programme/project office. Procurement, contractors and suppliers.

Risk Management: Definition of key terms. Evaluation of and planning for risk, risk ownership and reporting, risk register. Contingency planning. Costs and benefits. Health and safety and environmental considerations.

Project Control: Requirements management, issue log. Change: types of change; impact, change control procedures, information management. Configuration management. Monitoring and corrective action.

Tools for project management: Network methods. Creation and analysis of simple project plans using a computer-based tool.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: elucidate and apply project management principles;
LO2: analyse and recommend business organisational structures for project management;
LO3: explain and apply the principles of risk management;
LO4: analyse and apply a range of project control techniques;
LO5: competently use a computerised project management tool.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jawdat Tannous
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
this module will be delivered online, the students will attend the university for one day induction during week 0, thereafter a total of 12 units (covering LOs 1-5) will be posted on weekly bases with description of the topics to be covered that week and number of activities that the students have to undertake. the students will post their findings onto Moodle for review and feedback from the tutor. the weekly unit activities will be based on the students' employers' experience as well as the students' own experience, the students will be encouraged to analyse working practices and the various project management tools and techniques employed at their place of work.

Formative Assessment:
weekly feedback provided via Moodle on uploaded students' work.

Summative Assessment:
One hour online exam and an individual coursework (covering LOs 1-5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Online Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 LOs 1-5 12 HOURS= 20
Class Test 40 LOs 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 1
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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