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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 14/04/2022 12:04:54

Title of Module: WBL 3: Project Management

Code: ENGG09050 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 40 ECTS: 20
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Ashwini  Konanahalli

Summary of Module

This module is designed to provide students with opportunities to capture lessons and learn from completed projects of their organisation. This mind-set is essential for Built Environment professionals who have deliver innovative/complex projects on-time, cost, quality and sustainability parameters. Lessons learned will be extracted by reflecting on the experience of an activity/project/process that had taken place (both success/ failure). Thus, helping organizations to embrace a culture of continuous improvement resulting in better performance with fewer mistakes, improved project team and client relationships.

This module is thematic and will focus on the theme of project management in the context of a real project environment. Supervision is normally by a member of academic staff and although much of the work may involve internal interviews with company supervisor and project stakeholders.

This module will support students to develop their UWS graduate attributes, namely: Academic (critical and analytical thinking, inquiring, knowledgeable, innovation, and problem solving); Personal (effective communicator, creative, imaginative); Professional (Collaborative, research-minded, and socially responsible).

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Knowledge and Understanding of Project management principles with particular emphasis on learning gained from the process of performing the project.

L2. Evaluate elements of the work experience as it relates to themes and issues of academic study relevant to the designated degree

L3. Apply skills of self-reflection, criticality, observation and evaluation to demonstrate their ability to relate their knowledge and skills, as learned, to work practices, as experiences, and to reflect upon their own ability to learn, problem analysis, problem solving, interpersonal relationship and other and personal skills.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 9.

A broad and integrated knowledge and understanding of the scope, main areas and boundaries of work in Engineering project management

A critical understanding of a selection of the principal theories, principles, concepts and terminology pertaining to the area of Engineering project management.

Awareness of the economic environment of engineering projects

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

The application of skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with engineering.

Carry out forms of research for projects involving sustained independent enquiry; retrieve and generate information and evaluate sources, in carrying out research, including the ability to quote from and acknowledge written sources.

Practice in a range of professional level contexts which include a degree of unpredictability.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and/or synthesis of ideas, concepts, information and issues.

Identify and analyse routine professional problems and issues.

Draw on a range of sources in making judgments.

The ability to employ reasoning and logic in order to analyse data and to formulate relevant arguments and hypotheses; and the ability to express, interpret and discuss such analyses, arguments and hypotheses

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

Make formal and informal presentations on standard/mainstream topics in engineering to a variety of audiences.

The ability to assimilate and synthesise complex information

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

Work in flexible, creative and independent ways, showing self-discipline, self-direction, self-motivation self-critical awareness and reflexivity
Manage time, personnel and resources effectively, by drawing on planning and organizational skills

An ability to react spontaneously, manage risk, and cope with the unexpected

Work productively in a group or team

Deliver work to a given length, format, brief and deadline, properly referencing sources and ideas and making use, as appropriate, of a problem-solving approach

Deal with ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and/or ethical codes or practices, seeking guidance where necessary.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
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Co-requisitesModule Code:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
This module is student-centred and much of the Learning will be individual. Classes will be provided at times during the semester to ensure all students registered on the module are evenly supervised and have the opportunity to discuss and share experiences.
Supervision will either be by the lecturer teaching the module (if the class group is relatively small) or by a group of staff (if the class group is larger or geographically scattered.)
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Personal Development Plan20
Practice Based Learning300
Independent Study80
400 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:
A module site is available on Moodle to support students while on campus and in the workplace.

Extension Resources:

* Hepworth, Studying for Your Future - Successful Study Skills, Time Management, Employability Skills and Career Development - A Guide to Personal Development ... Skills. (Skills Training Course), Universe of Learning Ltd., 2011

* Trought, F., Brilliant Employability Skills, Pearson Business, 2017

* Kirton, B., Brilliant Workplace Skills for Students & Graduates, Pearson Business, 2011

* Scherer, A., Brilliant Intern, Pearson Business, 2011

* Done, J., and Mulvey, R., Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook, Pearson Business, 2016

* Cottrell, S., Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability, Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd edition, 2015

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). Newtown Square, PMI.

APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

Rowe, S. F. & Sikes, S. (2006). Lessons learned: taking it to the next level. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2006—North America, Seattle, WA. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardEngineering
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelCivil Engineering and Quality Management
ModeratorStuart Tennant
External ExaminerL Supramaniam
Accreditation DetailsAccredited by JBM
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Component 1
Component 2
Component 3
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Portfolio of practical workcheck markcheck markcheck mark250

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Dissertation/ Project report/ Thesischeck markcheck markcheck mark500

Component 3
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Presentationcheck markcheck markcheck mark251
Combined Total For All Components100% 1 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
All students, irrespective of their age, gender, ethnic background or disability are entitled to attempt this module.

In order to complete this module, students must be able to undertake a range of duties that an employer would expect a permanent member of staff to be able to undertake. All necessary, reasonable adjustments to teaching methods and assessments and the work-related learning environment will be made to encourage the full participation of disabled students.

Some organisations may require the student to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland report or submit to other forms of background check before they can become involved in the work-based learning environment.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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