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  • International students: Due to high volumes, any international applications received after 25 June can't be considered for September 2021 entry. You are welcome to apply for the next available intake (details below).
 

Course overview

Project management processes are about implementing methodologies, knowledge, skills and techniques to successfully accomplish projects in an efficient and effective manner. This course develops these competencies required by project managers in the modern engineering, manufacturing, construction, telecom, process, oil and gas industries.

Whether you are managing a complex project, bringing a new product to market or managing an organisational change, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge to plan, implement, control and deliver your projects at strategic and operational levels. You will gain significant analytical, interpersonal and practical competencies through tailored modules that cover advance planning and visualisation, risk management, procurement and contract strategy, health and safety, managing operations and finance, and management of change. You will also undertake a major research project that allows you to specialise in a field of interest to you. Teesside University has a strong research record in project management. The course is suitable for new and recent university graduates seeking careers in project management, and to practitioners with relevant industrial experience intending to undertake project management roles and responsibilities in their organisations.

You have access to our IT Laboratory installed with SYNCHRO software and @RISK® risk analysis tool. SYNCHRO is the 4D BIM construction scheduling and project management software. You will learn to use the software, integrate the schedule and 3D model, assess and review the integrated model.@RISK® is a risk analysis tool widely used in Fortune 100 companies and Engineering organisations. The software uses Monte Carlo simulations to see all possible outcomes in uncertain situations using quantitative analyses. You will also learn how to use the software, develop models, simulations, sensitivity analysis and interpretation of risk model outputs.

 

Course details

For an MSc award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.

Course structure

Core modules

Advanced Project Planning and Visualisation

In this module you explore engineering project planning problems and solutions and learn to develop knowledge in emerging technologies used in advanced project planning. You develop planning skills and knowledge of the key concepts and tools used in traditional and advanced project planning. In particular, you familiarise with: principles of project planning, multi-constraints project planning techniques, and advanced 4D visualisation techniques.

Engineering Research Project

You investigate an area of engineering and work independently to a level recognised to be at the forefront of the discipline. The topic can be in the form of a research project or a design project. Key skills in research and in knowledge application and creation will be developed through keynote lectures and self-managed independent study. You are required to demonstrate the capacity for a comprehensive and objective analysis, and for developing innovative and constructive proposals for the solution to the project topic.

Managing Projects with PRINCE2®

This module explores in detail an established and widely recognised governance standard method called PRINCE2®. Students will work on simulated project brief in order to build their understanding and critically review the governance methodology.

The module will focus on the structure, processes, documentation, terminology but also tailoring of the governance method in order to plan for a particular project.

The students will be assessed by two in-course assessment elements (60% and 40%) requiring them to work as part of a team.

PRINCE2® is a registered trademark of AXELOS limited

Procurement and Contract Strategies

This module aims at developing your knowledge and critical understanding of the types of procurement arrangements and contract strategies that are commonly used in the engineering sector, including construction, oil and gas, heavy civil engineering and production. It also provides an introduction to Contract Law to allow you to better understand the legal framework in which engineering companies and projects are managed.

Project Management Philosophies and Tools

Contemporary project management is an evolving and extensive discipline that has grown substantially to meet the needs of modern project management demands. This module cultivates detailed and critical awareness of this domain and its expanding range of philosophies, tools and frameworks.

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the expanding discipline of project management and familiarise them with modern and contemporary project management modalities and the importance of effective project management to organisational functioning, enterprise growth and development.

Risk Management in Projects

We provide you with an advanced level of study in risk management in projects. You explore a range of tools and techniques used in risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, risk-planning responses, PERT and risk monitoring. You learn about financial risk, project-appraisal methods and the application of a decision tree within a project.

You gain awareness of probability theory that represents the corner stone of risk management. Invited speakers from the industry give an overview of risk management in different projects; for example IT, finance, construction, and oil and gas. You work in groups on project case studies which apply risk management theory. In addition, you gain hands-on experience in applying the @RISK© tool to a variety of scenarios of risk factors. You develop a deep understanding of the systematic process of risk management and application of @RISK© software.

The Management of Change

This module develops your critical understanding of change management and the role of the change manager.

Key and relevant concepts, thinking and theories are integrated along with how managers manage in the context of change.

We also address the emergence of managers as leaders of change.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

The course is delivered using a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. Project modelling and case studies feature strongly in how you learn. Project managers from organisations from diverse engineering sectors (for example, manufacturing, process, oil and gas, construction, telecoms, IT, finance) are invited as industry speakers on the course.

How you are assessed

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, presentations and/or formal examinations.

 
 

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree (2.2 minimum), relevant experience or equivalent qualifications. Acceptable first degree subjects include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, management, computing and IT.
Students with a degree awarded outside the UK must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

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Employability

Career opportunities

As a project manager, your skills will be in demand by companies and organisations worldwide. The most common industries include engineering, process and oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, digital, IT and telecoms.

 

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Full-time

2021/22 entry

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£6,695 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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  • Length: September enrolment: 1 year, January enrolment: 16 months, including a summer break
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£745 for each 20 credits

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  • Length: September enrolment: 2 years, including a summer break, January enrolment: 28 months, including two summer breaks
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