UCL School of Management

Module Fact Sheet

MSIN0068: Project Management

Taught by
Level 6U
Mechanical Engineering Department students only. Students from other (non-Mechanical) Engineering departments, Bartlett or Physics should see MSIN0179 Project Management for Engineers.
Delivery method
10 x 3 hour lectures
50% final unseen 2-hour examination; 50% Team report with individual component 
Previous Module Code

Course overview

This module code is for students in Mechanical Engineering department only. All other Engineering students should see MSIN0179, Project Management for Engineers.  Project Management provides an understanding of the tools and techniques of project administration and the environment within which projects are undertaken. The course aims to introduce students to the range of issues that affect projects and the strategies, tools and techniques for managing them. The course content is very practical in nature and aims to help students to develop the skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviours that a project manager needs. The UCL School of Management is accredited to offer the Association for Project Management’s Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and, subject to availability, may be offered to students as an optional extra. 

Learning outcomes

Define the concept of a project in relations to commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Identify project success criteria and how these might be measured.

Demonstrate an understanding of tools and techniques used in project management, and apply these to resolve project problems / situations.

Identify the relevant management skills needed for effective project management.

Participate in a project as an effective member of a project team.

Topics covered

  • Project definition

  • Project selection

  • Project planning

  • Scope management

  • Scheduling

  • Resource management

  • Risk management

  • Stakeholder management

  • Leadership and team-working

  • Monitoring and control

Assessment summary

50% is awarded on the basis of an unseen 2-hour examination in the Summer Term. 50% is awarded for team report with individual component 

Current students should refer to Moodle for specific details of the current year’s assessment.

Essential reading

Essential reading items are listed and / or available via course Moodle site

Past versions of this module

MSIN0068 18/19

MSIN3001 17/18

MSIN3001 16/17

Last updated Monday, 2 September 2019