Project Management

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Management

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Syllabus Outline: • Project and project management characteristics; • Project stakeholders; • Management and organisational concepts; • Project life-cycle and its characteristics; • Project financing, mechanisms for project financing and measures of project profitability; • Project planning; • Project delivery/procurement systems; • Organisation structure diagrams; • Networks, planning, scheduling and resource allocation; • Computer based network analysis; • Estimating; • Project monitoring and control; • Project changes, claims and disputes; • Classification and distribution of costs; • Quality. 

    Learning Outcomes
    Define project management, project stakeholders and the key characteristics that comprise of
    Relate to management and organisational concepts typically used in the management of projects
    Describe project life-cycle and its characteristics
    Understand the role of project financing, mechanisms for project financing and measures of project profitability
    Recognise the function of each member of the project team, appreciating the need for effective communication and team work
    Describe various project delivery (or procurement) systems
    Reconstruct system diagrams and organisation structure diagrams
    Recognise the key concepts of estimating and how the accuracy of estimating changes over the life-cycle of the project
    Create a simple plan for a project and be able to describe the steps involved to build the plan
    Identify the key components of effective monitoring and control, and how these link to the preceding and succeeding phases of a project
    Recognise why changes occur during a project and the causes of claims and disputes
    To understand the importance of quality and review in the project management framework

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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