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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Project Management Consultancy Project
Reference BSM079 Version 4
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge and professional competence in the technical implementation of projects as part of a project team and to instill a committment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through an ability to systematically and continuously review personal development.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Work effectively as a member of a team to implement and execute the requirements of a consultancy project.
2 Evaluate and select appropriate research and consultancy methodologies and detailed research methods for the collection, analysis and synthesis of data.
3 Assemble, evaluate and reflect on their individual CPD portfolio in line with professional standards recognised by the project management profession.

Indicative Module Content
The students shall undertake a short team project placement that permits the implementation of a real or case project. This involves ensuring that: the project's requirements are clear stated; the required quality, technical, safety, environmental and other standards are clarified and implemented; that an appropriate technology strategy is in place; that design is value optimised; that the work required is accurately estimated; that implementation is effectively managed; that testing plans and practices are initiated and that handover is effectively managed. Furthermore students are introduced to the concept of Continual Professional Development within the context and standards of the project management profession.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered by workshops, interactive group work within a placement environment and self-study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 33 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 267 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 300 N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Team project report
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 3
Description: CPD portfolio

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The Module is assessed by two components: C1 - Coursework - 70% weighting. C2 - Coursework - 30% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 ASSOCIATION FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2012. APM body of knowledge. 6th ed. High Wycombe: Association for Project Management.
2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, 2013. A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). 5th ed. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.
3 WICKHAM, L., and WILCOCK, J., 2012. Management consulting: delivering an effective project. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson.
4 Students shall also be required to access a range of appropriate advanced text books, journal articles and conference papers.


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