Courses Catalogue

Project Planning And Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course provides the basics for project managers by introducing essential project management concepts and methods. Through discussion and real world examples, participants will learn how to identify project components, organize them effectively and control the project from the earliest steps of developing the project charter through the final steps of a project-documenting lessons learned. This course is essential for anyone aspiring to become successful project managers, supervisors, team leaders, or consultants who are effectively involved in the project management activities as part of project teams and for whom project management is an integral part of their job profile.

The aim of this course is to enhance students’ understanding of the principles of project planning and management, teach them some of the key project management tools and techniques and develop simple models which can be used to manage and evaluate projects or facilitate policy review and improvements at their future places of work. This way, the course unit will groom a new brand of managers with an orientation to operate under defined mission where activities are generated and tasks are shared according to capabilities. The manager assumes the role of a leader in a team work spirit to achieve identified goals within specified period of time.

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Improve their knowledge  of overall project management tracking
  • Apply their knowledge to control projects through special methods, tools, and techniques
  • Immediately apply project management principles back at work
  • Effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, and closure of projects
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of any successful project manager and review the project Management Institute’s(PMI) body of Knowledge (PMBOK)