University of Galway
Area of Study
Taught In English
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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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
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.
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
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.