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Study project planning and project controls online with expert project managers.

Learn to develop detailed plans, schedules and budgets for highly complex projects and how to use these plans to keep projects on track.

On this practical course, you’ll cover the vital tools and techniques successful project managers use to control cost, schedule and performance.

You’ll learn new ways to:

  • collect, manage and analyse data for large and mega-scale projects
  • spot trends in data
  • report on project progress.

You can tailor your learning to your sector and apply new project management techniques in your workplace from the start. You’ll also develop your skills in communication and report writing.

This part-time online course fits around full-time work. You can use the credits you earn on this course towards our accredited Masters in Project Management.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you want to develop a detailed understanding of project management and control practices, whatever your sector.

You do not have to hold a degree to join this course – you’re welcome to apply if you have relevant professional experience.

What will I study?

This course is very practical in its focus and assessments. You’ll study vital aspects of project management, covering six separate work packages:

  • Session 1: Setting the context
  • Session 2: Scope and estimating
  • Session 3: Detailed planning
  • Session 4: Plans to execution
  • Session 5: Project control
  • Session 6: Project decision making

You’ll learn how to:

  • develop detailed project schedules and budgets
  • plan project resources accurately
  • report project progress effectively
  • exert project control.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to…

  • Explain and evaluate the basic principles and techniques of project planning and project control.
  • Apply new project management methods to your work environment.
  • Discuss and use a variety of project scheduling techniques.
  • Write management and technical reports.
  • Use project networks and Gantt charts to assist in successful project planning.
  • Describe and use resource levelling and fast-tracking techniques.

How will I study?

Our Project Planning and Control course is delivered part-time, 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

Part of our accredited MSc in Project Management, this course is taught at Masters level.

Online learning

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:

  • virtual classroom collaborative sessions
  • reading materials
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors.

Your tutor

You’ll learn from highly experienced project manager and consultant, Dr Robin Henderson.

Assessments

This course is assessed entirely online via continual assessment.

This means there are no exams. You’ll be assessed throughout your course. We use a range of assessments designed to encourage you to reflect and draw upon your own professional experience.

Your course tutor

Where will this take me?

Towards a Masters

You’ll earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course. You can use these credits towards our:

Masters in Project Management (180 credits)

  • Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
  • Part-time and online.
  • Also available to Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and Postgraduate Certificate level (60 credits).

Find out about credits.

Careers

This course will help you move into project management roles with confidence.

If you already work in a project-related environment, you’ll gain skills to move forward in your career, and expand your professional network.

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:

  • relevant experience that supports this level of learning
  • or a 2:2 (second-class) degree.

But you do not need to have a degree to join this course – you’re welcome to apply if you have relevant professional experience.

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Start date
25 January 2021
Cost
£925