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Get an introduction to project management.

Ready yourself for a career as a project manager or in a project-related environment.

Designed primarily to prepare engineers for the move into project-management roles, the skills learned on this course are transferrable across the spectrum of industries.

What will I study?

On this 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. You’ll apply your learning to develop a detailed project proposal, suitable for approval of funding.

How will I study?

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

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.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed entirely online.

This course usually combines online assessment with a written exam that you attend in person. However, due to Covid-19, in-person exams will not take place until January 2022 at the earliest.

Where will this take me?

Project Management is one of a suite of Engineering short courses that we offer online. These can be used to build up credits towards higher qualifications.

Find out more about credits.

Further learning

This course will earn you 15 credits at SCQF level 11 (Masters level). You can use these credits towards further study.

The course is an excellent taster for our wide selection of postgraduate Engineering degrees.

Careers

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 careers advice

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world.

You can access our free careers service while you study.

From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Am I ready?

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.