Project Management - MSc
School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems
- Full Time: 12 months
- Full Time: €4,400 per year
International Students: €11,350 International GDL
This course aims to:
- Empower tomorrow's managers with the capabilities to manage and contribute to successful projects.
- Offer a foundation of essential management skills required to align and cascade corporate strategy throughout the organisation.
- Explore project lifecycle from start-up to effective implementation within a context of resource management.
- Explore commercial and contractual issues with reference to financial and risk management.
- Develop the capability to manage across the extended enterprise.
- Building on a foundation of generic management skills, the course explores the wider context of project management, including the extended enterprise, commercial and contractual issues, finance and risk.
- The route to survival for all organisations, in established and emerging economies, lies in their ability to be responsive to changing environments.
- This course has been designed to produce project managers who are able to creatively tackle complex problems, in order to make that happen. The need for creativity is becoming more and more important in all established and emerging economies.
- By combining the best aspects of resource management, emerging technologies and project management in one postgraduate programme, the course provides a comprehensive education for project managers who can start to tackle complex problems immediately while understanding how to manage and guide the company.
- Integrated Project and Process Management -30 Credits
- Project Management Methods-30 Credits
- Resource Management-30 Credits
- Management in Project-led Organisations-30 Credits
Integrated Project and Process Management
- In order to operate in an increasingly competitive world, organisations must effectively manage operations in an attempt to minimise waste and improve competitiveness.
- This module focuses on an integrated approach to project and operations management within a framework of supply chain management. It introduces you to project management, providing an overview of competing methodologies and their application.
- In parallel, you have an insight into how processes are structured, owned and managed.
- The module is undertaken against a background supply chain management and marketplace positioning.
Project Management Methods
- This module is concerned with the development of your capability in managing complex projects.
- Contemporary methodologies are explored and special attention given to the legislative and financial considerations.
- In addition, there is an opportunity to explore more sophisticated relationships in the contracting arena.
- This module focuses on the three fundamental resources which must be effectively managed in order for any organisation to operate within an ever more competitive world.
- The three resources – human, finance and technology – are considered in an integrative manner within this module.
Management in Project-Led Organisations
- In order to improve competitive advantage and maximise their impact, effective business strategies are required. Companies will need to align operations to respond to a changing environment.
- This can be achieved through the integration of management techniques, emerging technology and innovation which will lead to an operational environment which promotes the creation of wealth.
- The focus for this module is how organisations can maximise their impact by developing business strategies and aligning operations to respond to a changing environment.
- It explores the integration of management techniques, emerging technology and innovation to promote the creation of wealth.
Effective communication is key in a professional environment. For this reason, we use project reports, record keeping and oral presentations extensively in our assessments, although we may use time-constrained tests where appropriate. Assessment focuses largely on projects and case studies and we make personal development planning an integral part of the learning process.
After your studies
The University has a range of research (MPhil and PhD) postgraduate programmes. Details can be found on the postgraduate section of the website.
Individuals empowered with project management capabilities will be valued as members or leaders of any team working to plan and execute a project. Industry actively welcomes professionals who can demonstrate these capabilities with an understanding of the needs of the whole organisation and beyond.