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Module Title
Project Planning And Control

Scope Management, Planning, Work Breakdown Structure, Time and Cost Estimation, Project Budgeting, Monitoring and Control, Change and Quality Control

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedApril 2006
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.1

Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to course entry requirements.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To critically assess, within a problem solving environment, the processes and strategies undertaken by project managers to define, plan control and deliver project requirements.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Use different planning techniques, assess and evaluate the differing tasks time, cost and quality requirements to produce a project delivery plan within a goal oriented environment.
2. Apply resource scheduling and allocation techniques to facilitate effective project control.
3. Critically appraise key project evaluation monitoring and control techniques and their importance in bringing projects to successful completion.
4. Critically review and apply the various IT led techniques, viewed as contemporary project management tools.
5. Evaluate different quality systems and their role in minimising waste and giving value to the client.

Indicative Module Content

Planning fundamentals and overview; work content and scope management; WBS; time and cost estimation; project budgeting; resource management; project monitoring and control; earned value; IT tools for project planning an control; change control; quality systems and post project reviews.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimePart TimeDistance Learning

Directed Study

Directed Study
Online Seminars/Discussion

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

The module is delivered in Taught Mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials and directed self-study.
The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by on-line tutorial support.
The module is delivered in Part Time Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and on-line tutorial support.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1
Component 2 1,2,3,4,5

Module assessment will be recorded in two components. Component 1 will be formative in nature to provide students with a programme of developmental activities applied to module content as preparation for Component 2. This is weighted at 40% of the final grade.
Component 2 will be summative in nature; typically an individual piece of work. The component assesses all module learning outcomes and is weighted at 60% of the final grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BURKE, R., 2013. Project management: planning & control techniques. 5th ed. Chichester: Wiley.
2.CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BUILDING, 2014. Code of practice for project management for construction and development. 5th ed. Chichester: Wiley.
3.HAMILTON, A., 1997. Management by projects: achieving success in a changing world. London: Thomas Telford.
4.KERZNER, H., 2013. Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling. 11th ed. Hoboken: Wiley. ebook
5.LOCK, D., 2013. Project management. 10th ed. Farnham: Gower. ebook
6.MANTEL, S.J. et al., 2011. Project management in practice. 4th ed. Hoboken: Wiley.
7.NICHOLAS, J.M., 2012. Project management for business and technology. 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge. ebook
8.TURNER, R., ed., 2014. Gower handbook of project management. 5th ed. Farnham: Gower.

Additional Notes

Where appropriate mixed discipline team working will be encouraged.


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