Module Code: H8PMG
Long Title Project Management (BAHMRP)
Title Project Management (BAHMRP)
Module Level: LEVEL 8
EQF Level: 6
EHEA Level: First Cycle
Credits: 10
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL BANE
Module Author: MICHAEL BANE
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of project management by explaining the key concepts, approaches, and frameworks.
LO2 Utilise contemporary frameworks and processes involved in managing a project through the project lifecycle via live projects and/or planning for the Capstone Project.
LO3 Implement industry standard structured techniques for planning, controlling, and reviewing projects
LO4 Evaluate the risks associated with a project and use a process of risk management for projects.
LO5 Implement and synthesise relevant frameworks such as Critical Path Analysis to manage a project.
LO6 Critically assess people issues and the teamwork dynamics in project management.
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Project Management
• What is a Project? • Project Planning • Scope, Time, Cost and Quality management • Agile Project Management vs Traditional approaches
Project Lifecycle
• Definition • Execution • Commissioning • Operational • Abandonment
• Project Selection • Planning • Scheduling • Control
Project Management Tools
• PERT • Cost Benefit Analysis • Risk Analysis • Project Network Diagrams / Critical Path Analysis • Gantt Charts
Project Communications Management
• Information Distribution • Performance reporting • Managing stakeholders • Improving project communications
Project Risk Management
• Common sources of risk • Risk identification • Qualitative risk analysis • Quantitative risk analysis • Risk response planning • Risk monitoring and control
Project Quality Management
• Quality planning • Quality assurance • Quality control • Tools and techniques for quality control • Modern quality management
People Issues and Teamwork in Project Management
• Project Organisation Structures • Team Skills • Better Project Team Meetings • Building Project Teams
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

Assessment Type: CA 1 % of total: 80
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Learners will be required to work in teams to apply project management techniques to achieve a project proposal. Teams will be asked to provide the following: A justification for the use of Project Management, Detailed Work Breakdown Structure, Network diagram, Project plan, Initial Project Risk Register and Proposal to the Project Owner as to the reasons why Project Management is appropriate. Each group will also make a final presentation towards the end of the semester to present their key findings and evaluate their own performance as a team over the semester.
Assessment Type: CA 2 % of total: 20
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Each Learner will be required to submit an individual report documenting the process involved in the team-based assignment and how they learned through their involvement
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Learners are required to achieve an overall grade of 40% in the module. If a student fails to meet a particular discrete learning outcome, they will be required to repeat the assessment component which contains that particular learning outcome. This module is reassessed solely based on re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom and demonstrations 36 Per Semester 3.00
Tutorial Mentoring and small-group tutoring 12 Per Semester 1.00
Independent Learning Time Independent learning 202 Per Semester 16.83
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • (2021), Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Project Management Institute..
  • Meredith, J.R. and Shafer, S.M.. (2021), Project Management in practice., Hoboken, NJ: Wiley..
  • Pinto, J.K.. (2019), Project Management: Achieving competitive advantage, Global Edition. Pearson Education Limited.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Selected academic articles should be distributed by the Lecturer via Moodle or WARC on the NCI library portal (or relevant repository)..
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
Discussion Note: