UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


Project Management


The course can be taken as part of our MSc programmes in Management of Complex Projects, Systems Engineering Management or Technology Management as a 15-credit module. 



  • Introduction & Definitions
  • Project Environment
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Business Case


  • Requirements Management
  • The Project Management Plan
  • Organisation Design
  • Work Definition
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Estimating and Budgeting
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Issue Management


  • Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Management
  • Information Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Communication
  • Change Control
  • Control & Co-ordination
  • Systems & Procedures
  • Quality Management
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Managing the Team

  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Delegation
  • Team Building
  • Conflict Management

Project Completion

  • Close Out
  • Post project Appraisal

Course Completion

  • Review
  • Exam

Students with significant work experience may attempt the APM PMQ exam (for an additional fee paid to APM). They will also submit UCL coursework and take the UCL exam in the summer.

Students with limited work experience will complete UCL coursework and the UCL exam in the summer. Those achieving good results in these assessments can apply to join a conversion course leading the APM PMQ exam. There is limited capacity on the conversion course and candidates are selected on the basis of their UCL assessments and a short statement of purpose.