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Module Descriptor

MSING001 Project Management

Code MSING001
Alt. Code(s)
Title Project Management
UCL credits/ECTS 15 / 7.5
Start September to January
End June
Taught by
Jane Britton (Module Coordinator)
  Matthew Whyndham
  Kevin Kiernan



Course Aims

  • To define the concept of the project in relation to industrial and commercial organisations.
  • To introduce the needs, tools and the success/failure indicators for managing projects.
  • To exemplify project management by illustrative case studies and practical exercises.
  • To assist students in developing the skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviours of a project manager.

Method of Instruction

Lecture presentations.


The course has the following assessment components:

  • One report: case study analysis (individual) 10%
  • One project planning assignment (team and individual) 40%
  • Written two hour examination (unseen) 50%

To pass this course, students must:

  • submit work for ALL components and obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all sections combined

Recommended Reading

  • MSIN3001/M001/G001 Project Management Session Notes - set of notes relating to the issues covered in each lecture, available on the course Moodle site.
  • Project Management: Planning & Control (5th edition), Lester, Butterworth-Heinemann 2007, ISBN 0-7506-6956-X

Additional Reading

  • BS6079-1: 2010. Project Management – Part 1: principles and guidelines for the management of projects, BSI 2010
  • BS6079-2: Part 2: Vocabulary, BSI 2000
  • APM Body Of Knowledge (5th Edition), APM 2006, ISBN 1-903494-13-3
  • The Noah Project, Ralph A Kliem & Irwin S Ludin, 1993, ISBN 0-566-07469-9
  • Project Management (7th ed.), J. R. Meredith, S. J. Mantel, 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-40026-5
  • Project Management Leadership, R Burke and S Barron, 2007, ISBN 0-9582-833-5-9
  • The Project Workout (3rd ed.), R. Buttrick, 2005, ISBN0-273-68181-8
  • BS6079-3: Part 3: Guide to the Management of Business Related Project Risk, BSI 2000
  • BS ISO10006: 2003. Quality Management Systems - Guidelines for Quality in Project Management, BSI 2003

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