Excellence in Engineering Project Management

Developed in close partnership with industry experts, the Excellence in Engineering Project Management programme, equips delegates working in engineering and operational environments with confidence in applying best-practice tools and techniques to manage all aspects of a project.

The modular nature of the programme allows for the completion of individual modules or, the attainment of academic qualifications at Certificate, Diploma and Masters levels. Flexible study options ensure our delegates can balance their studies with work commitments.

The programme consists of nine credit bearing CPD modules. Each module is delivered in a 5 day residential block using a mixture of interactive classroom based teaching, e-learning and intensive workshops.

Course Content

The Excellence in Engineering Project Management CPD programme consists of six core and three advanced modules each focusing on a core discipline of Project Management, enabling delegates to develop a holistic understanding of how to effectively manage a Project throughout its entire Life Cycle.

Although not a prerequisite, delegates are encouraged to complete the core modules before progressing to the more advanced modules.

Core Modules

  • Principles of Project Management – delegates develop skills relating to the use of engineering practices in Project Management, with particular respect to the effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Project Risk Management – the fundamental techniques of risk analysis and risk-informed decision-making in the context of Engineering Project Management are introduced. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn the general principles and their place in risk management, as well as the chance to develop skills in applying these methods to a variety of examples.
  • Commercial Management – introduces the context of project construction, commercial, and legal practice, the regulations and the rules of the law of contract, and the foundation for a more advanced and detailed knowledge and understanding of managing the commercial aspects of projects.
  • Finance Management –delegates develop an appreciation of best practice financial information management and reporting.
  • Quality Management – the main principles, concepts, tools and techniques of quality management and continuous improvement are introduced with a focus on cross-organisational improvement programmes in the context of supply chains and projects.
  • Design Management – delegates develop an understanding of the principles of Design Management including processes, issues and tools.

Advanced Modules

  • Project Control & Change Management – extends the core engineering project management subjects to consider a whole project across its lifecycle; addressing best project practice; managing change processes and document control procedures within a Project Office. It also addresses aspects of Project Portfolio management.
  • Intro to Optimisation & Systems Thinking & Modelling - introduces delegates to the theories and principles behind systems thinking. The module also introduces delegates to the methods, tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, improving and designing systems in a variety of organisations, including industrial, commercial and service organisations.
  • Managing People & Technology – examines the “softer” aspects of engineering management.  Given some key organisational and technological issues, the main focus is to examine the relationship between “human” elements and change management from an engineering-oriented perspective.

What you will gain

Delegates successfully completing individual modules will receive a Certificate of Performance from the University of Strathclyde. Each module is equivalent to 10 academic credits which can contribute to a higher education qualification as follows:

  • Certificate in Engineering Project Management (60 credits):  provides delegates with a foundation in a range of disciplines from Project Management, Risk Management to Financial and Commercial Management.
  • Diploma in Engineering Project Management (120 credits): expands foundation knowledge and introduces delegates to advanced project management techniques through practical application in the delivery of a group project.
  • MSc in Engineering Project Management (180 credits): provides delegates with the opportunity to further develop management expertise. Delegates will work on a real life project with a focus on strategic decision making at a leadership level. This will require the business to provide and sponsor a project.

Who should attend?

The programme is aimed at New Project Managers, Project Engineers, Project Managers or Programme Managers requiring refresher training or with a desire to learn how to apply more advanced project management techniques. Other individuals involved with projects or interested in moving to a project management role within their organisation will also benefit by attending.

2018-19 Timetable

22/10/2018 Principles of Project Management
26/11/2018 Project Control & Change Management
28/01/2019 Managing People & Technology
11/02/2019 Finance Management
11/03/2019 Intro to Optimisation & Systems Thinking & Modelling
08/04/2019 Project Risk Management
13/05/2019 Quality Management
10/06/2019 Design Management


  • Individual Module: £2,000.00
  • Year 1 of MSc/Certificate in Engineering Project Management: £9,600.00
  • Year 2 of MSc/Diploma in Engineering Project Management: £9,600.00
  • Year 3 of MSc in Engineering Project Management: £3,000.00