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Project Management

Module titleProject Management
Module codeBEP2020
Academic year2024/5
Module staff

Dr Pawel Sierocinski (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks


Number students taking module (anticipated)


Module description

Managing projects is an everyday part of working and academic life. Learning the basic skills of how to organise your time, resources and effort (if you are running your own project) and those of a team,  is essential for your future career. 


This module is a mixture of a practical course and theory, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge you will need to run projects successfully. The module will be taught in a blended format, mixing online content, with practical tutorials and group work.    


  • You will develop project management skills and methods while working on a live group project and learn how to complete a Project Plan

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module will equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to run successful projects in both academic and employment contexts. This will be achieved by exploring the  importance of management processes and systems in ensuring projects are delivered effectively and successfully. Learners will also engage in practical, employability-orientated skill sessions focused on: planning, resource allocation, budgetary profiling, risk management and management& control procedures.  Stakeholder management will also be included.To prepare the learners to modern approaches in project management particular focus will be given to sustainability, responsibility and soft skills. Knowledge will be communicated by a mixture of theory and case studies of real-world scenarios. Once completed, learners will be able to recognise their own skills and the roles they can perform in bringing a project successfully to fruition. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. appropriately appraise or design a brief for a project;
  • 2. develop a project initiation plan (PID);
  • 3. execute a set of project management tools such as work breakdown planning, Gannt Charts, Time Planning, Critical Path Analysis, Resource Allocation and Risk Assessments;
  • 4. Understand the concepts of Triple Bottom Line, standards in sustainable project management, trends in team building and project leadership.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. adopt a project management informed approach to managing a programme of related activities;
  • 6. 6. critique different project management methodologies such as PRiNCE2, LEAN, ISO9000, Green Project Management (GPM) ISO14000 and ISO14001 and ascertain which methodology best suits what types of project or part of a project;
  • 7. analyse a project and its potential constraints in relation to available resources;
  • 8. develop and understanding of the need to embed a critical approach to project management;
  • 9. conduct an impact assessment of a project for the purposes of managing change.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 10. ascertain the best fit between your own skills set and the needs of the project team, enabling you to maximise your impact for the benefit of the project and you;
  • 11. embed sustainable principles into your project management skills portfolio;
  • 12. demonstrate professional understanding and skills in the context of project management, by being conversant with project management terms, systems and documentation

Syllabus plan

  • Introduction to Project Management – structures and frameworks   

  • Establishing a Team 

  • Defining the Conceptobjectives and business case            

  • Scope and Work Breakdown 

  • Time Planning using Pert & Gantt Charts 

  • Sustainability within Project 

  • Cost and Quality Control Plans 

  • Analysis and Risk Management 

  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) standards                        

  • Delivering the Project 

  • Closing the Project – Review and hand-over                   

  • How to design a project plan 

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 18Lectures and Workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 4Tutorials -To support students with their formative and summative assessment tasks
Guided Independent Study128Independent study and group working to inform group work outputs and independent assignments

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Clinic Sessions on Preparation of a Project Management Plan 15 minutes1, 2 & 10Verbal
Project Learning Clinic (Group)15 minutes8 & 9Verbal

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Group Project Management Plan (PMP)301,000 Words1,3,7,10,11 & 12Written and verbal
Literature Analysis & Reflective Learning Paper701,800 words4,5,6,8,9 & 12Written and verbal

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Group Project Management Plan (30%)role in case-based Project Management Plan, (1500 words, 30%)1,3,7,10,11 & 12July/August
Literature Analysis & Reflective Learning Paper (70%)Literature Analysis and Case Study Reflective Learning Paper (1500 words, 70%)4,5,6,8,9 & 12July/August

Re-assessment notes

A student if deferred in a single component will be reassessed in that component only.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Maylor, H. (2010) Project Management Harlow, Essex, Pearson Educations Ltd

Burke, R. and Barron, S. (2014) Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams , J Wiley and Sons

Newton, R. (2006) Project Management Step by Step, How to Plan and Manage a Highly Successful Project, Pearson Education Ltd

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Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Directed reading, tutorial questions and further practice questions or as recommended during classes.

Credit value15
Module ECTS


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