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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Project Management
Module Code MT314P
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Justina Setkute
Semester 2: Justina Setkute
Autumn: Justina Setkute
Module TeachersAnn Largey
Justina Setkute
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This is a foundation module in Project Management for undergraduate students.

Learning Outcomes

1. discuss project characteristics (scope, time, cost, and quality) and the project management lifecycle
2. produce a work breakdown structure and project schedule (using eg. Gannt Chart, activity network (node and arrow), Critical path)
3. monitor and control a project
4. discuss the nature of project leadership, the identifying and managing of stakeholders, and the importance of managing change
5. use a software pacakage to assist in project management

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36formal classroom-based delivery of conceptual material
Assignment Completion24carrying out of project assignment
Independent Study36preparation for lectures and post-lecture study of lecture materials
Directed learning24preparation for examination
Independent Study5assignment research/ concept research
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

1. Introduction to projects and project management
Characteristics of a project: Scope/ Time/ Cost/ Quality; Projects and programmes; Management by projects; Requirements/ needs identification; RFPs, Proposals, evaluation, contracts.

2. The project lifecycle
Project planning; Project execution and control; Project termination.

3. Detailed planning
Deliverables and milestones; Work breakdown structure and activities/ tasks; Resource pool and assigning responsibility; Scheduling: Gannt charts and activity networks; Risk, float and the critical path; Resource levelling; Project costs.

4. People
Project manager, project team; Motivation and communication.

5. Changes, issues, risk and uncertainty

6. Project management software support

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignmentproject management assignment40%
In Class TestIn Class test60%Once per semester
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Hodgson, D and Cicmil, S.: 2007, Making projects critical, Palgrave Macmillan,
  • Clements, J. and J. Gido: 2006, Effective project management, Thomson.,
  • Gray, C. and Larsen, W.: 2006, Project management: the managerial process, McGraw-Hill,
Other Resources

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