Engineering Project Management MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2017. If you are starting in September 2018, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Research project/dissertation - 60 credits
You will undertake a project during the summer months. Recent examples include:

  • Uncertainty management
  • Relational contracting and alliances
  • Management of multiple projects
  • Financing of public private partnerships.

Advanced Project Management - 15 credits 
Takes the key aspects of project management to an advanced level, fully embracing complexity and uncertainty.

Strategic Management in Construction - 15 credits  
Addresses the strategic planning process, change, culture, organisational learning, international business strategy, alliances and joint ventures, international marketing and knowledge management.

Funding for Projects - 15 credits
Addresses the current methods of financing major national and international projects. Provides a review of funding practice and policy, relevant appraisal methods, public sector finance, private sector finance, concession contracts, UK Private Finance Initiative, and allocation of risk and private finance in developing countries.

Procurement Management - 15 credits
Introduction to procurement management, alternative procurement strategies, partnering, client supply chain management and procurement, contracting strategies, procuring multi-projects and a programme of projects.

Project Management - 15 credits 
Covers the major concepts of project management and the role of the project manager, appreciation of investment appraisal, risk and planning techniques.

Risk Management - 15 credits 
Covers risk management theory, risk management processes, Monte-Carlo simulation, risk registers and uncertainty and opportunity management.

Value Management - 30 credits
This is a double-weighted module and introduces value engineering (VE) and value management (VM) through its operation at the outline sketch and scheme/schematic design stages of a project. The concept of the client value system is introduced, and the design of VM and VE studies and approaches to teams and facilitation are explored.