Project management processes are about implementing methodologies, knowledge, skills and techniques to successfully accomplish projects in an efficient and effective manner. This course aims to develop these competencies required by Project Managers in the modern Engineering, Process and Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Construction and Telecom industries.
Whether you are managing a complex project, bringing a new product to market or managing an organisational change, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge to plan, implement, control and deliver your projects at strategic and operational levels
You will gain significant analytical, interpersonal and practical competencies through the delivery of tailored modules that cover Advance Planning and Visualisation, Risk Management, Procurement and Contract Strategy, Health and Safety, Managing Operations and Finance, Project Management and Enterprise, and Managing change or PRINCE2®. At the end of the course, you will also undertake a major research project that allows you to specialise in a field of interest to you.
Teesside University has a strong research record in project management and this course benefits from the expertise of staff from Teesside`s research unit, the Centre of Construction Innovation and Research (CCIR), the School of Computing & Mathematics, the School of Science & Engineering and Teesside Universitys Business School.
The course is suitable for new and recent university graduates seeking careers in project management, and to practitioners with relevant industrial experience intending to undertake project management roles and responsibilities in their organisations.
What you study
The MSc course consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit major research project. The Postgraduate Diploma award consists of 120 credits of taught modules.
How you learn
The course is delivered using a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. Project modelling and case studies feature strongly in how you learn. Project managers from organisations from diverse engineering sectors (e.g. Manufacturing, Process and Oil & Gas, Construction, Telecoms, IT, Finance) are invited as industry speakers on the course.
How you are assessed
Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, presentations and/or formal examinations.
As a Project Manager, your skills will be in demand by companies and organisations worldwide. The most common industries include Engineering, Process and Oil & Gas, Construction, Manufacturing, Digital, IT and Telecoms. Average salaries are around £52,000. Experienced and high profile Project Managers can earn upwards of £60,000 per annum or around £600 per day for shorter projects or freelance work.
The MSc Project Management course leader is Professor Nashwan Dawood, a world-renowned Professor in Engineering Project Management. Teesside Universitys Centre for Construction Innovation and Research, directed by Professor Nashwan Dawood, is involved in numerous consultancies and multi-million pound research projects in the UK, Europe and worldwide, and could provide exciting research projects and employment opportunities for MSc Project Management graduates
* Advanced Project Planning and Visualisation
* Managing Operations and Finance
* Practical Health and Safety Skills
* Procurement and Contract Strategy
* Project Management and Enterprise
* Research and Study Skills
* Risk Management in Engineering Projects
and one optional module
* Managing Change
* Managing Projects with PRINCE2®
* Major Project
Modules offered may vary.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Postgraduate funding support
From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:
* are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
* have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
* graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12)