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Project Management

UCL-wide; versions for 3rd / 4th year under-graduate, Masters and Doctoral students.

Project management is used in both public and private sector organisations to bring about change and manage innovation. Students will invariably be involved in projects in their future careers, and will need to know how to use the tools and techniques of project administration and also understand the environment in which their project is being undertaken - the organisation(s) involved, customers, politics, power, people and how to get the best from them. Our course aims to introduce students to the range of issues that affect projects, the tools and techniques needed to manage them, and to help students to develop the skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviours that the project manager needs.

APMP Project Management

MS&I Executive Education; MSc Systems Engineering Management; EngD Chemistry; EngD Electrical Engineering

APMP (IPMA Level D) is an internationally recognised knowledge-based foundation level qualification, enabling participation in a wide range of projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. The course is based on the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) and offers an effective grounding in project management suitable for projects in any industry or the public sector. APMP assesses the candidate’s breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management, from strategic and commercial implications, to the technical, organisational, and people management skills required to participate effectively within a project team.

Project Management in Energy and Resources

MSc for Energy and Resources

This course addresses the principles of project management techniques, introducing students to the range of business and organisational issues that affect projects, and the tools and techniques needed to manage them. It provides in-depth knowledge of project initiation, planning, implementation, handover and close-out. Topics will include energy projects economic analysis including cash flow, rate of return on investment, decision making, cost-benefit analysis,  project life cycle analysis, work breakdown structures, task responsibility matrices, scheduling techniques, risk management, and monitoring and control tools. The course covers analytical tools and project management methodologies that can realistically be applied in the energy and resources sector.

Short Courses

Faraday partnership; various UCL departments

Jane has designed and delivered a variety of custom short courses, mostly on project management, marketing and market research for a range of UCL initiatives.