This module 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 course is aligned with the Association for Project Management’s APM Project Management qualification (previously APMP) and, subject to availability, there may be the opportunity for very high performing students to undertake the APM’s examination to gain the professional qualification. The UCL School of Management’s APM accreditation status provides professional body recognition that the course provides a good grounding in project management techniques which can be applied to projects in any industry. Students may cite on their CVs that they have attended a project management course from an APM accredited provider.
- Define the characteristics of project management, and how it can be used to drive change in organisations.
- Explain the success / failure indicators for managing projects and how potential causes of failure might be overcome.
- Demonstrate a practical working knowledge and application of project management tools and techniques, and use these to identify good practice within organisations.
- Demonstrate a divergent approach to problem-solving through the analysis and presentation of arguments and discussions of project problems / situations.
- Identify their own motivations, strengths and weaknesses as members of a project team.
Leadership and team-working
Monitoring and control
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 items are listed and/or available on the course Moodle site.