Build your skills in project management as a qualified engineer.

Join our online Project Management course for engineers and ready yourself for a move into project management, or a role within a project-related environment.

You’ll get a solid grounding in a range of key topics in project management, focusing on the energy sector, but applicable to any industry.

Who is this online project management course for?

This distance-learning short course is designed primarily to prepare engineers for the move into project management roles in the energy sector and other industries.

Build credits towards an Engineering MSc

This online course is part of:

You can use the credits you earn on this short course towards this MSc qualification.

What you’ll study

In this energy-focused project management course, you’ll cover:

  • projects within an overall business context
  • the project process
  • framing a project
  • options generation and selection
  • project appraisal
  • planning
  • costing
  • risk management
  • business case/project execution plan
  • project monitoring and control
  • leadership, motivation and team dynamics.

As part of your course, you’ll complete a group work project relating to oil and gas engineering. You’ll apply your learning to develop a detailed project proposal, suitable for approval of funding.

How you’ll study

Online learning

This distance-learning Project Management course is delivered flexibly online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

Your teaching

The course is taught at Masters level.

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including:

  • online reading materials
  • online discussion boards with classmates and tutors
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your course coordinator

Where this will take you

Towards a Masters

This course is part of one of our Masters degrees. You can use the 15 credits you can earn at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course towards this particular MSc:

Build your learning

We offer a range of specialist online Engineering and technology courses you can use to build your skills.

They’re all designed to fit around full-time work. Most carry credits that build up into postgraduate qualifications, including Masters degrees:


Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Free career support

Access our free careers service while you study.

  • 1:1 appointments
  • CV checks
  • Interview prep
  • Job opportunities

See how our careers service can help you.

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.

The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:

  • a 2:1 (upper-second-class) honours degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics
  • or three years’ relevant experience that supports this level of training.

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Start date
18 September 2023
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