Engineering Project Management
presents the principles and techniques of managing engineering projects from
the initiation phase, through planning, execution, control and closeout.
Students will develop the analytical skills and awareness necessary on the
management side of engineering projects. Topics include project initiation,
estimating, budgeting, developing work plans, scheduling, tracking work,
resource allocation, project coordination, quality management, leadership,
managing teams, conflict, negotiations, ethics, and professional responsibility
and close out.
The course prepares students for a professional role in the management
of engineering projects by providing students with an understanding of both the
people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful
management of engineering projects, as well as the organisational and strategic
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
Acquire knowledge required to manage
project progress by applying performance reporting, analysis and progress
measurement techniques to ensure activities are executed as planned.
Explain the stages a project undergoes
from inception phase to completion.
Discuss how to select, lead, and manage
Identify needs for corrective action,
obtain approvals, and evaluate effectiveness.
Assess project contribution to business
strategy, purpose and plans.
A student on
completing this course is expected to:
Apply project selection methods to
evaluate the feasibility of projects.
Determine and document project goals and
performance requirements by working closely with project stakeholders.
Define and document product or service
Select appropriate project management
practices, tools, and methodologies.
Define, analyze, refine, and document
project requirements, assumptions, and constraints.
Define and document project schedule,
budget, resources, and quality.
Define performance criteria to support
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Communicate project progress to
Recognize and respond to risk events and
Preserve essential project records to
adhere to legal and other requirements