Project Management

MQF Level 5

6 Credits (ECTS)

Project Management

Start
October 2024
Module Type
Compulsory
Price
€400
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

A good manager to be successful besides having excellent leadership skills and good communication skills must also have good project management skills to be able to cope with or to initiate changes.

Project Management is the process and activity of planning, organising and controlling resources and procedures.

Recent advancements in technology, combined with increased competition amongst modern organisations, have resulted in cutting-edge project management science that is more powerful, technical and optimal for allocation of resources. From private industry activities, to public sector planning, modern organisations run and depend on the science and art of project management and skilled workforce.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess: 

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one ‘A’ Level or equivalent in any subject)  

 AND 

  • a pass in English* and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent)  

 

Preference is given to applicants having a year of work experience related to the field of study. 

*Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.  

Target Audience

This course is targeted at people who wish to have a thorough background in management in order to progress further in their careers, such as: 

  • Supervisors 
  • Coordinators  
  • Assistant Managers  
  • Junior Managers 
  • Middle Managers  
  • Project Coordinators/ Project Managers  

The target group can also be extended to groups that have significant management experience but lack a formal qualification, such as managing directors and officers. 

Module / Unit Instructions

The proposed structure comprises a blended approach promoting the building of a community of practice via peer-to-peer learning. The structure uses primarily two dimensions of teaching-learning modes:

1. Face-to-face sessions: 18 hours

2. Online Learning Activities: 12 hours

Face to Face sessions

Face-to-face sessions include lectures, tutorials, discussions, presentations and workshop activities promoting peer-to-peer learning.

Online Learning Activities

Online learning activities incorporate tutorials and asynchronous discussions. These may consist of active interaction, participation and contributions in fora discussions, sharing resources and self-reflection exercises.

Learners also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

The tutor provides continual support during both teaching -learning modes by providing information, readings and tasks relevant to the module in question.

The tutor provides continuous formative feedback as an on-going guidance during the student’s learning experience in preparation for their summative assessment.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in both the formative and the summative assignment.

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of: · 20% of the mark achieved for formative assignment; and · 80% of the mark achieved for the summative assignment.

All assignment tasks of both formative and summative assessment aim to provide the learner an opportunity to produce evidence of his/her competences aligned to the learning outcomes of each individual Module.

Assessment

a) Formative assessment tasks are provided in the form of structured online discussions that support learners in their development throughout all of the modules studied.

Such discussions are facilitated and monitored by lecturer who provides students with constructive feedback to help them improve and prepare for summative assignment and dissertation.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in the formative assignment.

Formative assessment tasks will contribute to the student’s final mark to acknowledge their work and give chance to improve.

This method allows students to also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

b) Summative assessment is done via one assignment at the end of each module. The mode of assessment varies and may include in-class assignments, and home-based written assignments.

The recommended assessment tool for this module is an essay title or case studies based on relevant real-life scenarios.

Word count range: 1500 ± 10%

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in summative assignment.

Assignment
Discussions

Module Intake Dates

October 2024
Price
€400

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Management as presented in this brochure costs €9,000.*  

The cost for the different exit points is as follows:  

  • Certificate in Business Management : €2,000 
  • Diploma in Business Management: €4,000 
  • Higher Diploma in Business Management: €6,000 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.** 

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***  

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying. 

Learning Outcomes

Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • Apply key aims, objectives, phases, milestones, etc. to the life of a project in a chosen area of application.
  • Create a project management action plan indicating actions to be taken, persons responsible and time frames using the appropriate software.
  • Build a communication plan to disseminate actions and tasks to involve parties.
  • Carry out project risk assessment and costing to ensure that the project is beneficial, successful and within budget.
  • Manage resources and company budget in a responsible manner to ensure profit and avoid incurring losses.

Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Introduction to Project Management.
  • Defining Project Management.
  • The Five Functions of Project Management.
  •   The Management Process.
  • Participants in the Project.
  • The Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques.
  • Mind Mapping.
  • Resource Allocations and Costs .
  • Methods of estimating activity duration.
  • Estimating Cost.
  • Cost Budgeting and Management.
  • Reporting System for the project.
  • Closing the Project.

Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • a) Follow the four basic step management process when working on project plan.
  • Use the five functions of project management when working on own project.
  • Use the appropriate software tool and techniques to schedule and track tasks.
  • Compile a mind map to organise the information in a visual manner.
  • Demonstrate the breakdown structure of the work to give a hierarchal description of the work.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities:

The learner will be able to:

  • Identify the target market and target own project accordingly.
  • Estimate the expected gains to be achieved by the project.
  • Determine the participants in the project and their respective roles and responsibility.
  • Identify realistic deadlines using the correct methods to estimate activity duration.
  • Determine a specific standard set of procedures for own project methodology.
  • Estimate budgets and costing according to resources at own disposal.

Module-Specific Communication Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  • Write continuous reports to document project changes and deadlines as a means of reference.
  • Communicate plan of actions to be taken effectively with colleagues, superiors and employees.
  • Discuss project ideas with colleagues and superiors to receive feedback and hear ideas.
  • Present the different stages of the project clearly and in an appropriate manner.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences:

The learner will be able to:

  • Navigate through the online learning platform to benefit from assignments, discussion boards, literature, tutorials etc.
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