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MSc in Project Management

This is a Campus programme involving the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Management Studies) and the Institute of Business, and it is administered in the Faculty by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering through a Programme Coordinator. It is academically managed by a Campus-based team led by the Dean of the Faculty. This MSc is a two-year evening programme. The Degree will be awarded with Pass or Distinction, following the normal University requirements for taught Masters Programmes.

The Aims and Objectives

To train and produce Graduates who will be able to:

  • Solve real-world management problems associated with the project cycle and to exercise sound management judgment through practical application of Project Management concepts and skills;
  • Apply management principles to business situations;
  • Develop and communicate project financial and performance objectives;
  • Accurately develop Master Plans for projects and programmes, including tasks, budget and resource requirements;
  • Effectively monitor, control and report project costs, the scheduled and quality /performance levels needed to meet agreed milestones and required levels of earned value; and
  • Provide effective leadership and promote a true environment that will help motivate team members and resolve conflicts.
Entry Requirements

A first degree from an approved University in Project Management, Information Technology, Planning, Agriculture, Accounting, Engineering, Management Sciences, Economics, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Construction Management.
Applicants must possess sufficient related work experience that would assist the candidate in becoming eligible for registration in related professional associations and institutions. Candidates with a good first degree in other areas will be entertained on a case-by-case basis.

Structure of Programme

Offered Part-time only
The programme will be an evening programme with lectures and tutorials being delivered between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm on weekdays, also on weekends from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays, and will involve an interactive approach to learning embracing real life problems and experiences. Group discussions and pursuit of topics and assignments will be an essential feature of the delivery format.

Duration of Study

A minimum of four (4) semesters or a maximum of six (6) semesters.

No. of Credits Required: 45
                                                                                                                                        No. of Credits

Eight (8) core courses to be done over the first two semesters                        24
Project (over the third and fourth semesters)                                                        9
Four (4) electives over the third and fourth semesters                                        12
Total                                                                                                                               45

Course Listing
Course Code Course Title No. of Credits
PRMG 6001 Project Leadership & Organisational Behaviour 3
PRMG 6002 Project Management Information Systems 3
PRMG 6003 Project & Programme Management 3
PRMG 6004 Project Accounting & Finance 3
PRMG 6006 Strategic Project Planning 3
PRMG 6007 Procurement Management, Logistics & Contracting 3
PRMG 6010 Risk Management for Project Managers 3
PRMG 6015 Contract Management & Contract Law for Project Managers  

Candidates will be required to deliver seminar presentations for three (3) of the eight (8) core courses.

Electives

The following is a list of the Elective Courses from which the candidate is required to complete four (4) by the end of the fourth semester. Other courses may be selected from graduate programmes but must be approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Course Code Course Title No. of Credits
COEM 6016 Natural Hazards Management 3
IENG 6006 Occupational Safety & Health 3
GINF 5002 Geographic Information Systems 1 3
MENG 6405 Total Quality Management 3
MENG 6505 Health, Safety & The Environment 3
PRMG 6008 Project Estimating & Cost Management 3
PRMG 6009 Managing Information Technology Projects (PRMG 6002) 3
PRMG 6011 Advanced Project Management Practice 3
PRMG 6012 Value Engineering & Management 3
PRMG 6013 International Project Management 3
PRMG 6014 Project Management Research Project 9
PRMG6016 Ethics for the Project Manager 3
PRMG6017 Project Management for Small & Medium
Size Organisations
3
PRMG6018 Financial Risk Management & Regulatory
Compliance (Banks and Financial Institution
3

Designated courses are already delivered within the Campus Units involved.

Project Management Research Project

This project-based course carries nine (9) credits, and provides the student with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the programme, and should normally be taken as the last course in the delivery of the programme. Conceptual work on the Project will begin at the end of the first semester, and the project should be completed by the end of the fourth semester. Students develop, design and present a project; plan and justify the project; work to satisfy performance, schedule and budget requirements; adjust for unplanned occurrences; and provide status reports.

As an alternative, the student may opt to pursue an internship project, within the mainstream of their area of specialisation, that is approved by the Academic Unit involved.