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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 01/07/2022 12:59:43

Title of Module: Project Mgt

Code: BUSN09056 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 10 ECTS: 5
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Daniel  Perry

Summary of Module

As today's working environment becomes ever more competitive, the responsibility for the successful completion of all kinds of projects both on time and on budget lies with teams of talented  individuals.  Just like on The Apprentice, within the workplace, being a Project Manager, is an opportunity to demonstrate your range of skills and abilities as you lead your team from inception to the end of the project life cycle within a predetermined timeframe.  But what does a Project Manager do?   

This module will introduce students to, and develop their understanding of, the key elements, stages and tools and techniques of project management. Students will also use industry-standard project management software in the allocation, planning and monitoring of organisational resources.

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. Discuss key aspects of project management.

L2. Demonstrate the use project management software for planning and monitoring purposes.

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 clear understanding of project management theory from the project life cycle, project constraints and key stakeholders to project management tools and techniques.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

Use a range of the project management skills, techniques, practices, materials and software within a business context.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

Critical thinking and evaluation of key project management concepts.
Offer solutions to PM related problems and issues.
Identify and analyse routine professional problems and issues relating to project management in the allocation of resources.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

Use project management software in the completion of projects.
Use word processing to produce documents to recommended standards
Communicate with others in different formats and media
Use software to illustrate and present numerical and graphical data
Interpret, use and evaluate numerical and graphical data to achieve goals/targets.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

Exercise autonomy and initiative in undertaking activities and tasks.
Work with others in teams.
Take responsibility for own work/actions.
Demonstrate an understanding of own and other's roles and responsibilities.

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
Whole class teaching - Workshops, tutorials and lab-based workshops (using Microsoft PM software).
Students' learning and engagement is also supported via the university's VLE.
Students will undertake individual and group work exercises to consolidate theoretical concepts.
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)
Laboratory/Practical Demonstration/Workshop15
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity3
Independent Study82
100 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:

Project Management; Harvey Maylor; 4th Ed; 2010; Pearson

MS Project software, internet access
Full lecture notes, tutorial exercises and lab tasks will be made available via Moodle in advance of teaching
Core text will be advised in due course

Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage; J Pinto, 5th Ed; 2019; Pearson

Project Management: A Managerial Approach; J. R. Meredith et al; 10th Ed; 2019; John Wiley & Sons

Project Management: The Managerial Process; E. Larson & C. Gray; 7th Ed 2017, McGraw-Hill Education

Essential resources, including textbooks, journals and online resources will be identified at the beginning of each delivery in the module handbook and made available via Moodle.

(**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 BoardManagement, Organisations & People
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelManagement, Organisations & People
ModeratorShehzad Ahmed
External ExaminerPeri Papadimitriou
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Portfolio of Written Work (100%)
(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) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 0 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

The Equality, Diversity and Human Rights policy underpins student engagement. We aim to make UWS a fair and equal place to study an institution which addresses specific issues covering all aspects of equality, diversity and human rights. Where required module assessment will be adapted to meet student requirements.
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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University of the West of Scotland is a Registered Scottish Charity.

Charity number SC002520.