The course is industry focused and looks to cover both theory and application of project management principles, practices and tools. Leadership, team building and influencing skills, integral to successful complex project delivery, are also explored.
The key objectives of the course are:
A systematic understanding of Project Management knowledge, and critical awareness of current challenges in an industrial context A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to advanced study of Project Management Innovation in the application of Project Management knowledge, but with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret information Conceptual understanding of Project Management that enables them to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship and evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them Programme content
The course is modular in structure with six compulsory taught 20 credit modules (120 credit taught material) and a major project in the third year (60 credits). Students may choose to complete one year (for a Certificate in Project Management), two years (for a Diploma in Project Management) or a full three-year MSc course. The first two years are made up of three modules per year. Each module is a mix of theory, practical example and coursework, and requires the equivalent of around 200 study hours. The course also offers three on campus Learning Hub sessions, each consisting of between one and two and a half days of intensive consolidation and interaction. The third year comprises a major project on an in-depth industrial project, managed using the principles and tools taught in the previous two years.
The University of Birmingham's virtual learning platform presents students with a superior environment for their online studies. We have moved beyond the traditional classroom structure, taking full advantage of digital media with modules that draw on interactivity, active student participation and social connectivity with staff and peers to provide a more dynamic learning experience.
Rather than simply reading lecture transcripts and sending in assignments, the University of Birmingham's online students engage with the curriculum directly using:
Video Lectures: Access content at any time and from any device Interactive Assignments: Actively participate in learning exercises Real-Life Case Studies: Gain skills you can apply immediately Social Interaction: Connect with peers, professors and industry managers online
About the School of Chemical Engineering
Birmingham has one of the largest concentrations of Chemical Engineering expertise in the UK, with an excellent reputation in learning, teaching and research. Investment totalling over £3.5 million in our buildings has resulted in some of the best teaching, computing and laboratory facilities anywhere in the UK. We have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 87% of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. It was ranked joint fourth overall in the UK for its research prowess and first nationally for research impact. The enthusiasm that the academic staff have for their research comes through in their teaching and ensures that they and you are at the cutting edge of chemical engineering.