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Project management

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: M815
  • Level: Postgraduate

Student reviews

Overall I found this module enjoyable and achieved a good grade.

Block 1 on the Project Concept phase included information on stakeholders and a large piece on risk.

Block 2 covered more practical project management activities such as estimating, scheduling, milestones and planning techniques, which in my opinion was the easiest block.

Block 3 covered monitoring and control methods for a project manager. The larger section of configuration management was harder to understand for me as I do not work in projects that this would be applicable too and the terminology can be confusing here.

Block 4 was a small block covering a vast array of subjects such as handover and knowledge management.

The tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) although seeming easy on first read required a lot of time to do and the questions varied between using techniques through the blocks, end-of-module assessment (EMA) preparation and short pieces of writing.

The EMA is not too bad to complete as the structure is given and parts are prepared throughout the study of the module.

The course material is well written, has a good variety, the TMAs/EMA are well written and structured, I had good support from my tutor and there was rapid module team support on the forums and good participation from all.

Andrew Scott

Course starting: May 2019

Review posted: December 2019

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the May 2016 presentation of M815. The survey was carried out in 2016.

47 students (a response rate of 27.8%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 83 39
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 84.8 39
The module provided good value for money 65.9 29
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 89.4 42
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 72.3 34
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 88.6 39
I would recommend this module to other students 84.8 39
The module met my expectations 83 39
I enjoyed studying this module 87.2 41
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 85.1 40
Faculty comment: "The module team are pleased to see that most respondents are well satisfied with the materials and the support that they receive, especially when this is considered alongside the high level of retention on the module, and the good results achieved by students. We're especially pleased that knowledge and skills developed when studying this module are considered particularly relevant to students' work or career. The team continue to update assessment and resources to support students' academic learning and professional development."
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