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ELEC60020 Managing Engineering Projects

Lecturer(s): Mrs Esther Perea


The module will introduce students to the discipline of project management within an engineering organisational context. The life cycle of engineering projects will be considered, 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

Lead and manage innovative technological projects within an engineering context
Manage teams within an organisational context
Anticipate and accommodate risk and change during the life of a project
Apply a range of tools to the planning, implementation, management and budgeting of engineering projects


The project process and the role of the project manager
Ideation, project initiation and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Potential project assessment, selection and innovation incubation
Project planning, budgeting and control (including monitoring, information and communication)
Organisations, culture and people
Resource allocation, negotiation and conflict
Project implementation and readiness
Early life support, transfer to business as usual, termination and close out audit
Supply chains and project management implications
Exam Duration: N/A
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

Course Homepage: unavailable

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