20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Although basic principles of project management may still apply, complex projects involve different managerial challenges that are related to their scale, significance and complexity. The aim of this module is to provide students with a whole systems view and understanding of the real challenges and causes of risks in managing major projects. The expected outcome would be for learners to effectively drive change in manufacturing and engineering organisations undertaking complex initiatives aligned with organisational strategy.

Staff Contact: Nicola Orridge
Teaching Methods: Teaching will be delivered in highly participative, interactive learning lectures, seminars and practical classes (28 hours in total ┐ 4 x 7 hour teaching sessions) and will involve a mix of problem-centred approaches including case studies, the analysis of academic articles and reflection on the participants┐ own work experience. This teaching method will support the student┐s achievement of learning outcomes 1-8. Students are also expected to undertake independent study (172 hours) to maximise their learning. MOLE will be used to provide pre and post reading for the sessions and learning groups established to enable peer to peer learning between blocks.
Assessment: Course work

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