Singapore University of Social Sciences

Project Management

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1312 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration


Synopsis

BUS353 Project Management will provide both theoretical and practical insights on Project Management with the objective of providing a solid foundation for students to be knowledgeable on the subject, and become effective project team members and potentially project managers. This course covers topics such as request for proposal, proposal submission, risk assessment, project scheduling, resource allocation, cost estimation and budgeting. The roles and responsibilities of the project manager, project team and organization structures will also be covered.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in MyUniSIM. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Organisation Strategy & Project Selection
  • Organisation Structure, Culture and Project Management
  • Leading the project
  • Managing the Project Teams & Interorganisational Relations
  • Defining the Project
  • Estimating project times and costs
  • Developing the Project Plan
  • Managing risk
  • Scheduling resources and costs
  • Reducing project duration
  • Monitoring project progress
  • Project Closure

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the relationships among organization’s strategy, organization’s structure, organization’s culture and projects.
  • Analyze the importance and choose the appropriate ways to develop project leadership as a manager.
  • Categorize the challenges and appraise the processes of managing a project team.
  • Arrange the appropriate tools and discuss the processes involved in: defining a project scope; estimating project times and costs.
  • Choose the appropriate tools and demonstrate the ability to implement the processes involved in: developing a project network.
  • Evaluate the appropriate tools to solve project management challenges involved in: reducing project duration; addressing project’s resource scheduling problem.
  • Propose the appropriate tools and processes to: monitor and control project progress; and close a project.
  • Analyse project management case works in classes and assignments by applying project management theories.
  • Prepare a project planning by using Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team.
  • Compose a report with developed written proficiency.
  • Practice giving oral presentations in class and on recorded video in areas related to project management.
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