The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Master in Project Management Programme with two options: Course work with MPM Dissertation and Course work with MPM Research Essay. The offering of two options simultaneously shall depend on the availability of resources in the Department. Currently the MPM Dissertation option is being offered.
Subject to the provisions of Academic General Regulation 00.0 and General Regulations for Master’ degrees 40.1 and 41.0, the following Special Regulations shall apply to the MPM degree programme.
The minimum entrance requirement shall be as stipulated in regulations 41.3.1, 41.3.2 and 41.3.4 (41.3.3 is not applicable)
Subject to the Special Regulation 3.3.1, candidates who have studied a course in mathematics, statistics or quantitative methods and passed with at least with a grade of C or equivalent will have an added advantage during the selection process.
The duration for the full-time and part-time MPM degree programme is as stipulated in regulations 41.5.1
The registration requirements of the MPM shall be as stipulated in regulation 41.6
To complete the MPM programme, candidates taking course work with Dissertation option must accumulate 18 credits from core courses, at least 6 credits from optional courses, 9 credits for the Research Proposal and 15 credits for the Dissertation.
To complete the MPM programme, candidates taking course work with Research Essay option must accumulate 24 credits from core courses, at least 12 credits from optional courses and 12 credits for Research Essay.
Applicants will be required to indicate at registration the intended area of research to provide ample time for planning resources, such as, dissertation supervisors and also to assess the viability of the research. Admission of qualified applicants is dependent upon availability of an appropriate research supervisor
The availability for registration of optional courses and the research essay option shall be subject to regulation 40.17.
Course work with MPM Dissertation
MGT 744 Human Resource Management
MPM 650 Project Planning
MPM 652 Project Environment Analysis
One of the following optional courses
MPM 653 Project Quality, Health and Safety Management
MPM 655 Project Impact Appraisal and Evaluation
MGT 641 Quantitative Analysis for Business
MPM 661 Project Resources
Procurement & Administration
CEM 603 Research Methodologies
MPM 667 Project Finance, Cost Estimation and Control
One of the following optional courses
MPM 664 Project Risk Analysis
MPM 668 Project Leadership and Conflict Management Strategies
LAW 669 Project Legal Environment
Semester 3 & 4
MPM 700 Research Proposal
MPM 701 Dissertation
Course work with MPM Research Essay
(currently not offered)
MGT744 Human Resource Management
MPM650 Project Planning
MPM652 Project Environment Analysis
MPM653 Project Quality, Health and
MPM661 Project Resources Procurement & Administration
CEM603 Research Methodologies
MPM667 Project Finance, Cost Estimation and Control
MPM664 Project Risk Analysis
MPM655 Project Impact Assessment
MGT641 Quantitative Analysis for
MPM668 Project Leadership and
LAW669 Project Legal Environment
Students take any four optional courses
MPM702 Research Essay
The General Regulation 41.7 governing assessment shall apply.
Dissertation and Research Essay
A student intending to write a Dissertation or Research Essay shall be required to submit a research topic to the Head of Department before the completion of coursework. The Dissertation proposal shall be presented to the Departmental Board for consideration and approval.
Academic General Regulations 41.9 and 41.10 shall govern the supervision of the Dissertation and Research Essay.
Assessment and Examination
Course assessment shall be based on continuous assessment and examination at the end of the semester in which the course is taken. The ratio between continuous assessment and examination is as stipulated in the individual course outlines.
Academic General Regulations 41.7 and 0.86 shall govern continuous assessment and the final examinations.
Progression from Semester to Semester
Progression from one semester to the next shall be governed by Academic General Regulations 41.8.
In addition, for students to register for courses in Level 700 they should have completed and passed all Level 600 courses.
In order for a student to register for the course MPM 701 Dissertation, the course MPM 700 MPM Proposal must been completed in accordance with Dissertation and Research Essay regulations.
Management and Assessment of the Dissertation and Research Essay
The management and assessment of the dissertation and research essay shall be as stipulated in regulations 41.9 and 41.10 respectively.
Award of the MPM
The Degree of Master in Project Management shall be awarded as per General Regulation 41.12.