Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Technology Project Management (Taught)

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Course summary

This Master’s programme in Technology Project Management will provide you with the career-relevant skills necessary to manage the whole lifecycle of technology-based projects, from inception to adoption and eventual disposal. The blend of general project management competencies with specific technological awareness will give you the tools you need to apply your learning on the job straight away and continue your professional development.

Modules

Compulsory modules: •Technology Project Management (20 credits) This module aims to foster in students a critical appreciation of project management principles and practices in preparation for when they will manage – or be managed via – technology projects. •End User Computing Risk Management (20 credits) This module is designed to provide the student with a critical appreciation of End User Computing (EUC) risk management with an emphasis on the risks and management of spreadsheet technology. •Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits) The aim of this module is to equip the student with the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to produce a dissertation with a research or technical focus. •Information Security (20 credits) This module aims to provide an insight into the implementation of data security in computer systems and to encourage students to appreciate the practical and theoretical management principles associated with information security. •Social Media Analytics for Business (20 credits) This module provides students with the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in handling social media data that is generated from user activity. •Technology Dissertation (40 credits) The aim of the technology project is for the student to apply knowledge, skills and techniques developed during directed and independent study to solve a real world technology related project. The technology project may take the form of an in-depth research project or the development of a computer system. Compulsory Project Management modules: Students will take one of the following modules: •Management of Mega and Complex Projects (20 credits) This module will explore the common phenomenon in large and complex projects, often known as mega projects. •Project Management Theory and Practice (20 credits) This module will critically examine the core concepts of project management and promote the use of planned and structured approach when managing projects in various domains and context. Optional modules: •Programming for Data Analysis (optional module - 20 credits) The aim of this module is to help students acquire skills for job roles of Data Scientist, Data Modellers and Data Analyst. Students taking this module will have the opportunity to understand and implement various statistical and computational techniques for analysing datasets using various industry standard software and programming languages. •Internship (optional module - 20 credits) The aim of this module is to enable students to critically demonstrate, through practical experience, a more in-depth and critical understanding of technical, management and / or leadership within an organisation in the private, public or not-for-profit sector. To obtain an MSc degree, you must follow and successfully complete a total of 180 credits. PgC (60 credits) and PgD (120 credits) may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations, and examination.


Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following: A Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.​ Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis. Students whose first language is other than English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11000 Whole course
England £11000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11000 Whole course
Scotland £11000 Whole course
Wales £11000 Whole course
EU £17600 Whole course
International £17600 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Technology Project Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS