Master in Project Management (MPM)

Preamble

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.

Special Regulations

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.

Entrance Qualifications

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.

Duration

The duration for the full-time and part-time MPM degree programme is as stipulated in regulations 41.5.1

Registration

The registration requirements of the MPM shall be as stipulated in regulation 41.6

MPM Structure

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

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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)

Semester 1

MGT744 Human Resource Management

MPM650 Project Planning

MPM652 Project Environment Analysis

MPM653 Project Quality, Health and

Safety Management

Semester 2

MPM661 Project Resources Procurement & Administration

CEM603 Research Methodologies

MPM667 Project Finance, Cost Estimation and Control

MPM664 Project Risk Analysis

Sub-total semester

Semester 3

MPM655 Project Impact Assessment

Monitoring, Evaluation

MGT641 Quantitative Analysis for

Business

MPM668 Project Leadership and

Conflict Management

Strategies

LAW669 Project Legal Environment

Sub-total semester

Students take any four optional courses

Semester 4

MPM702 Research Essay

Assessment

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.