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Course content

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.

Course details

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, project management and enterprise, and managing change or PRINCE2®. 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.

What you study

For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules. 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
  • Managing Operations and Finance
  • Practical Health and Safety Skills
  • Procurement and Contract Strategy
  • Project Management and Enterprise
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Risk Management in Projects

and one optional module

  • Managing Change
  • Managing Projects with PRINCE2®

MSc candidates

  • Project

Modules offered may vary.

Teaching

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.

Employability

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. Average salaries are around £52,000. Experienced and high-profile project managers can earn upwards of £60,000 a year or around £600 a day for shorter projects or freelance work.


Visit the Project Management MSc/PGDip page on the Teesside University website for more details!

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