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ELEC60020 Managing Engineering Projects

Lecturer(s): Mrs Esther Perea


The module will introduce you to the discipline of project management within an engineering organisational context. You will consider the life cycle of engineering projects, and a range of tools and strategies to be applied at each of the stages covered. Guest speakers with relevant experience will supplement and illustrate the theory covered in class with industrial case studies and examples.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:
1. Lead and manage innovative technological projects within an engineering context;
2. Manage teams within an organisational context;
3. Anticipate and accommodate risk and change during the life of a project;
4. Apply a range of tools to the planning, implementation, management and budgeting of engineering projects


Engineering project definition – scope, stakeholders, objectives, deliverables, resources and budget; Phases of engineering projects –Initiation, Definition & Planning, Execution, Performance & Control and Close; Risk management – dealing with change, feasibility, contingency; Team and resources management; Project Management techniques – agile, cascade, systems engineering, etc.; Project Management tools – WBS, project plans, critical path, etc
Exam Duration: N/A
Exam contribution: 0%
Coursework contribution: 100%

Term: Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:
         Coursework only module

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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