Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Engineering Project Management (Taught)

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Course summary

This course aims to respond to the ongoing trend for project-based work within engineering organisations, and the fact that projects are becoming extensively and increasingly technically complex. It is designed to prepare you to manage and lead organisational change through projects and become effective change agents. We take a high level, critical and evaluative view of project management, providing you with an understanding of planning, monitoring and controlling techniques required to deliver a very successful project. We focus on projects involving major changes and complexities, such as issues related to new products and services, new plant, equipment, new operating systems, and look at how they can affect the lives of people both inside and outside the organisation. The course balances the technical side of project management with the soft side of project management, which focuses on behavioural excellence and people management. You therefore have the opportunity to learn about the human dynamics of project teams, developing your skills in leadership, communication and teamwork, as well as learning how to plan sophisticated projects by using commercial software packages and apply quality and good financial management.

Course details


Your main study themes are

  • Project management
We focus on managerial and strategic use of the tools and techniques of project management. You will have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of the key concepts, contents and contexts of contemporary project management practice, developing the skills and expertise required to set up and run organisational changes using key project management processes to define, plan and manage complex scenarios. You will also have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of proactive stakeholder management, behavioural excellence, advanced methods for identifying and assessing project risks and costs, capturing customer’s requirements, practical tools for managing programmes and portfolios, and evaluating projects effectively from start to finish.
  • Change management
We consider the importance of change management in contemporary organisations and how organisations need to evolve to maintain or advance their strategic objectives. We will examine some of the change strategies used to progress, for example, global business, organisational restructuring or to meet evolving customer quality demands. The human aspects of change are examined: from stakeholders at one extreme, to the role and characteristics of the individual change agent at the other.
  • Contracting management
Project management professionals should have an awareness of the relevant legal duties, rights and processes that govern in any given project situation. While this is not intended to replace the need for professional advice and services, you should have an awareness of the potential causes of disputes, liabilities, breaches of contract, means of resolving a dispute and the basics of contract law. We will provide the essential knowledge necessary to make choices based on reasoned arguments and discriminate between strategic alternatives in the effective use of contracts in project management.
  • Management of quality
You should gain an appreciation of the importance of quality as a strategy for continuous improvement in business performance – for competitive quality, quality in design and manufacture and the customer supply chain to the concept of ‘Total Quality’.
  • Engineering project management in practice
This module gives you opportunities to apply your previous knowledge of engineering project management through an extended use of practical examples and simulations. In particular, the course will focus on effective engineering project management tools and techniques that can be translated into practice to help to enhance your performance in any given engineering project environment.
  • Engineering project management methodology (with PRINCE2)
The course aims to actively engage you in appraising methodologies that could be used to manage complexities of projects within engineering organisation. The focus will be on standards and processes that provides guidance, maturity, critical judgement and insight which all tie directly with engineering project life cycle phases and processes. You will be guided towards sitting the PRINCE2 certification (both Foundation and Practitioner).
  • Advanced project management
Aims to develop a full understanding of the theories and skills required for an engineer to set-up and run organisational changes using key project management processes needed to define, plan and manage complex project scenarios. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about effective project management techniques that can be translated into practice to enhance your performance in any given engineering project environment. A deep understanding of proactive stakeholder management, behavioural excellence, advanced methods for assessing project risks, capturing customer’s requirements and evaluating projects effectively from start to finish will be studied to ensure you become successful project manager.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include tests, coursework, reports and presentations. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applicants with a degree in another discipline or with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

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Engineering Project Management at Coventry University - UCAS