MSc Construction Project Management / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Project Planning and Control

Unit code MACE60038
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No


This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

The course unit addresses issues associated with managing projects in a business environment. As well as learning project management techniques and their application, students will gain an appreciation of strategic and organisational issues associated with performance management. The coursework associated with the unit is based on the PRINCE2 methodology which is a widely recognised standard in project management. 


1) To develop an understanding of the application of project planning concepts and techniques.
2) To demonstrate the importance of project monitoring and control and the need to adapt and revise the project plan due to changing circumstances.
3) To provide insight into the usefulness of standard approaches to project planning and control by considering the PRINCE2 methodology.
4) To ensure that students understand and can apply appropriate techniques to plan, monitor and control work packages, projects and programmes.
5) To develop understanding in the use of project performance management and use of Key Performance Indicators.
6) To develop understanding of and ability to use a range of investment appraisal techniques.


-The importance of planning and control of projects
-Project selection
-Project planning
-Project monitoring and control

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 30%
Written exam 70%

Other - online quiz

Feedback methods

Exam - via script viewing and individual feedback on request

Online quiz - feedback via Blackboard



Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
eAssessment 4
Lectures 30
Tutorials 6
Independent study hours
Independent study 110

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Clara Cheung Unit coordinator

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