Postgraduate

MAR8202 : Marine and Offshore Project Management

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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, an intensive school (five days), and a postschool assignment.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Exam preparation and working solutions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam at the end of the intensive school
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Assimilation, completion and submission of the Post School Assignment (PSA)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00Reading and researching the pre-school materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading15:005:00Reading and researching the post-school materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching135:0035:00Intensive School in the form of Lectures, Tutorials and briefing on Post School Assignment (PSA)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time13:003:00Online discussions with students and Module Leaders/Lecturers on Blackboard
Total100:00
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, a work-based assessment 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 a work based assignment. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through a work based post school assignment and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1-9).

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202M60Unseen written examination - examined outside the normal timetable
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M40Postschool work based related project- maximum 1500 words. (Individual Assignment)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen written examination and the written assignment. Subject-specific and cognitive skills are assed via design exercises and the module assignment, as are communication skills.

The Graduate Skills Framework Skills indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists

Timetable