MAR8135 : Marine Project Management (2)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor George Bruce
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||10|
To bring students to a common level of understanding of the key elements of up to date marine project management, including the application of work breakdown structures, hierarchical planning, the development of a build strategy, performance measurement and the use of computer aided planning tools. To introduce students to new management tools including discrete event simulation.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module will cover the following topics:
The need for and application of an appropriate work breakdown structure and the use of a hierarchical structure for planning. The use of computer aided planning tools, concentrating on benefits and pitfalls rather than training in use of a particular system. The development of a build strategy for a project, its form, content and benefits. Performance measurement as a basis for planning and measurement progress.
This module will include preschool reading, examples, a preschool assignment, an intensive school (five days), and a postschool assignment.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||researching, preparation and assimilation of preschool assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Exam in Intensive School|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||16:00||16:00||Researching, preparing and assimilation of the Post School assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Exam preparation and working solutions|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||10:00||10:00||Researching and Reading Preschool materials|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||10:00||10:00||Researching and reading Post School materials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||33:00||33:00||Intensive School|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Scheduled on-line contact time||1||5:00||5:00||Online discussions with students and Module Leaders on Blackboard|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject by independent reading for which they are given guidance in the distance learning material (IKO1-5). The preschool study is reinforced via lectures during the intensive school itself. The use of design during the intensive school and work-based assessments and application after the intensive school also enable the students to learn. Subject specific skills (e.g. IT and project planning) are developed via the distance learning material, which is delivered by a web-based system (blackboard). Cognitive skills (problem solving/ decision making) are taught primarily through case studies and design classes, and developed through work based assignments. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through work based pre- and post school assignments and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1-9).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||60||3||M||40||Unseen written examination - examined outside the normal timetable|
|Essay||3||M||30||Pre-school written assignment - maximum of 15 hours|
|Report||3||M||30||post-school assignment - work based project - maximum of 15 hours|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen written examination and the written assignment and project. Subject-specific and cognitive skills are assed via design exercises and the module assignments, as are communication skills. The Graduate Skills Framework Skills indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.