Focus on the strategic management of projects, programmes and portfolios, and become a project leader in construction.
Project management is traditionally described in terms of the overall planning, control and co-ordination of a project from inception to completion, aimed at meeting a client's requirements and ensuring completion within specified constraints of time, cost and quality.
While this definition continues to provide a good starting point, the reality of modern project management is extremely complex. Client organisations are often pluralistic, comprising multiple stakeholders with different objectives. The complexity of the construction process thus leads to inherent uncertainty.
The role of the project manager is to integrate the various sectors of the industry in order to manage key interfaces throughout the project supply chain. Therefore, the successful project manager must have the ability to integrate and lead an interdisciplinary team in uncertainty. Effective leadership and sensitivity to human issues are vital. Modern clients demand an integrated and effective approach to the management of their construction projects. The discipline of project management continues to evolve and our MSc in Project Management is at the forefront of these developments.
The distinctive focus of the course is on the strategic management of projects, programmes and portfolios.
The aim of the course is to provide a coherent framework for the discipline and practice of project management. Each module includes a number of sessions delivered by leading practitioners. The course is continually informed not only by the latest developments in industry, but also by on-going international research.
A recurring theme throughout the course concerns the dynamic nature of construction projects. Not only is it necessary to set clear objectives at the beginning of a project, it is also important to update them continually as the project unfolds.
A further theme is provided by the need for project managers to provide leadership. This requires a high level of interpersonal skills to motivate diverse team members towards the realisation of project success. Effective project management requires a sound knowledge of tools and techniques. It also requires an ability to think strategically. Traditionally, notions of command and control have to be matched with an ability to manage 'soft' issues. People management is central to the art of project management.
A particular emphasis is given to the early stages of construction projects and the interface with complex clients; projects are rarely carried out in isolation.
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
The dissertation is a major individual research project. Guidance will be given on choosing a research topic, research techniques and the style and presentation of the finished document. Classes in research skills are provided as part of the dissertation module. Students will have their own carefully selected dissertation tutor whose role is to help them plan and successfully execute this key part of the programme.
We offer a one-year, full-time modular course. It is taught with ten, one-week attendance periods at the University. The full-time programme starts in September each year.
We also offer a two-year, part-time modular course. It is taught with ten, one-week attendance periods at the University. The duration of the flexible route is strongly recommended as two years, but this is not fixed. The flexible course starts in September each year.
The course is intended for those who wish to progress to a project management role, or acquire a broader understanding of the project management process. The course will appeal to professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including:
The course will benefit anyone who wishes to improve their understanding of project management and underpin their practical experience with a robust conceptual framework.
Graduates will typically find employment as a project manager with public and private sector clients, consultants, architectural practices or contractors in the building, civil engineering or oil and gas sectors.
More than 70% percent of projects exceed budget, timeline or have a weak scope.The Master of Science in Project Management at ESC Clermont in France is a 14 to 18-month master programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the CGE. The programm develops successful project managers creating, running, executing and controlling projects that are delivered on time within the budget and with the highest quality levels. Students grasp knowledge, methods, tools and techniques of Project Management. Students will be supervised and guided by professionals and PMI (Project Management Institute) members. There are also modules to support students in the preparation for the PMI certification and the CAPM (Certified Assistant Project Manager) certification.
Lectures are delivered by high-level experts including project managers from various backgrounds, fields and industries and faculty professors recognised as leaders in their fields of study.
Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report.
Students can obtain a dual-degree an MSc. in International Business from Nottingham Trent University in UK or an M.A. in International Marketing and Sales in from Aalen University in Germany by spending an extra semester there.
Both young graduates and experienced professionals from all backgrounds seeking to reinforce their knowledge, skills and potential as highly effective project leaders who grasp project management concepts and techniques.
Project and Milestones
Each year, students are coming from very different nationalities and backgrounds to join this postgraduate master programme. Students are divided into different multicultural groups working in team on a real project. Students are coming up with project idea, working on it from scratch, definining the scope, planning for it and finally putting it into action. Through the full project lifecycle, professors will support, monitor and guide the students to run the project. Each milestone is presented in front of a jury composed with professors and members of the PMI.
Internship and Thesis
Students of the Project Management Programme will carry out an internship or a job placement of a minimum of 4 months in France, Europe or any other location abroad.
The objective of the internship is to gain hands-on experience and consolidate the knowledge and techniques that are obtained during the course.
Each student is individually supervised by a designated advisor and completes a professional thesis, followed by an oral defense and company assessment.
Companies that welcomed our students:
Various flexible payment plans and scholarships are offered to international students.
We will be offering the Master of Engineering Project Management from Semester Two 2018.
New Zealand is recognised as a global leader in innovative project management approaches, delivering world-class projects across all engineering disciplines. Develop your skills and credentials as a professional project manager, able to lead and direct multi-disciplinary engineering projects.
This programme provides students with the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to succeed in project management in a variety of industries. Focusing on two key project management practices, Waterfall and Agile, this programme enables students to work towards industry-recognised professional certification.
Students will gain sound fundamentals in project management concepts and application, whilst completing a spectrum of elective courses that broaden acquisition of knowledge and skills within the engineering project management specialisation.
A project towards the end of your programme enables you to apply your theoretical skills to real-world industry projects, and consolidates your learning.
This programme is offered in two forms, to suit the existing qualifications and experience of candidates.
You will complete four 15-point core courses, and either two 15-point electives for the 120-point programme or six 15-point electives for the 180-point programme.
For both programmes you will also complete a 30-point project, which will consolidate your learning and allow you to apply your skills in a real-world setting.
You will gain competencies in all aspects of portfolio, programme and project management, and will be familiar with a broad range of tools, techniques and methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall. Our graduates will have the skills needed to succeed as a project manager in the engineering sector.
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Further study options
*Please note: semester two starters will have the option to complete the write up of their dissertation for April, but should be aware that any loan agreements they make might mean they have to commence repayments after 12 months.
Project management has traditionally been a vital part of contracting industries such as engineering and construction. Organisations are increasingly relying on project management as a way of carrying out important work, to improve processes and help them implement change. Project managers are now engaged in a range of organisations and sectors, including manufacturing, the public sector, charities, asset management and utilities companies, finance and health management.
Designed both for those who would like to enter this challenging, varied and exciting area, and people who are already involved in project work and would like to take a leading role, this course will give you the necessary skills, insight and practice to become a professional project manager.
You will develop an insight into the potential for better management of projects by studying the challenges that face project managers today. You will also enhance the critical management skills important to working on projects including negotiation, innovation, decision making, motivation, team management, contracts and procurement.
This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), and our close links with the APM and many other organisations engaged in projects and project management will ensure you are kept up to date with the very latest professional developments.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.
This course can help you advance your career in your current organisation or in a new sector. Our graduates work in a range of industries, including oil exploration, consulting, local government, banking and marketing. This variety reflects the growing significance of project management and its widening appeal as a means of implementing successful organisational change.
The programme is designed so that you work on a project from conception to its implementation. Thus, you will gain analytical and management skills to develop growth opportunities all over the world (new markets, new ventures, etc.). You will use project management methods to implement expansion plans and motivate the team.
With the Case Study Competition, you will work on a concrete corporate project during the programme, with highly strategic, political, financial, and environmental aspects to deal with.
With over 10 years of experience, the MSc in International Project Development is a unique project based programme that gives you strategic managerial skills:
As a cross-functional activity, project development is crucial to business development. The MSc in International Project Development encompasses all the different phases from the genesis and design to its timely implementation.
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The MSc in International Project Development prepares future managers to develop international business projects, from design to implementation, and to progress fast during your career in Business Development.
A few of the possible jobs to which you can aspire in the field of project management and business development: