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NBS8234 : Project Management

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dan Millard
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


Welcome to the Project Management (PM) module – I’m looking forward to working with you during the semester. In today’s rapidly changing technology and market environment, project-based organisations provide highly flexible, efficient, and responsive means of developing new products and services, shortening times to market, building major infrastructure systems and coping with the ever-increasing flow of new and complex business opportunities. Organisations must have (project) managers that are able to deal with such complexities. It is vital, therefore, that managers understand the tools, approaches, and strategies to manage projects and project-based organisations.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Introduction to Project Management
- Front-end of Project Lifecycle
- Managing project stakeholders
- Managing Project Delivery: The Iron Triangle
- Controlling and Monitoring Project Delivery
- Project Risk Management
- Project Closure and Knowledge Management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00To complete formative and summative coursework & assessments.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture82:0016:00PIP Lecture
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading133:0033:00Approx 3hrs per week (not always completed in the same week).
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00PIP Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study119:0019:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures supplement student reading to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge. In class discussions and activities enable students to develop their understanding through mutual learning.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100Individual assignment/report, 2000 words
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation1Mcase study (peer marked).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Lectures, readings and class discussions/simulations/activities are designed to help students develop the understanding and analytical skills needed to complete the assessment. The assessment then tests the students individually to assess how well they have developed both their factual understanding of the topic and their skills in applying their knowledge.

Reading Lists