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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5190M Advanced Project Management

15 creditsClass Size: 130

Module manager: Professor Rodney Turner

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24


CIVE5181MProject Management

This module is not approved as an Elective


1. To enable students to understand the complex reality of the project delivery environment
2. To provide students with a holistic and integrative viewpoint of complex project management bringing together learning from other modules and new learning specific to this module.
3. To enable students to critically review performance of complex projects.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Assemble data from a variety of sources concerning complex projects with which they are not familiar and construct cases from this data which they will then be capable of analysing from a number of perspectives.
2. Take concepts from other fields (such as governance, corporate social responsibility, human resource management) and us these as a perspective to analysis engineering project cases.
3. Be aware of current best practice in managing complex engineering projects and how this may be engendered through managerial interventions

Skills outcomes
Understanding managerial and leadership behaviours and actions to deliver complex projects.

This module will be used for the formative assessment of English language competency.


Complexity in projects; megaprojects; evaluating complex project performance; governance; ethics; leadership; practitioner perspectives on delivering complex projects

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours115.00
Total Contact hours35.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Independent group case creation – 35 hours; Individual blended learning exercises – 30 hours; Independent reflective reading – 50 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

All case work is reviewed daily through submission or written reports and/or presentations to provide a formative assessment.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 Words80.00
PresentationGroup Presentation20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit by 100% essay.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:52:55


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