Project Management

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1 - 2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop the understanding that project management can be practiced as a stand-alone professional discipline or as an integral part of the delivery mechanism for engineering services. The course introduces student engineers to the discipline of project management and knowledge of the discipline, to participate meaningfully in project work. Topics include: project management theory, principles, practices, tools and techniques; project life cycles, body of knowledge, initiation, planning, scope management, human resource management, quality, cost management, specifications and standards, procurement, risk management and project safety, and completion and close out.

    2 lectures per week

    DP requirements: A weighted average of at least 40% for all marked assignments and the class test.

    Assessment: Assignments count 30%; class test counts 20%; theory examination written in November counts 50%.

    Course Entry Requirements:3rd Year equivalent course or concession

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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