Online CPD courseIntroduction to Project Management

This online short course provides students with an introduction to project management. Organisations and employers are increasingly realising the benefits of those with project management skills outwith their official 'project managers' roles, due to this surge in demand we have created this course to provide students with the skills necessary to fill this market demand.

We would recommend that students complete this Introduction to Project Management course before progressing onto the Advanced Project Management course if they are new to project management.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Project Management
  • Processes
  • The Project Management “Iron Triangle” (Scope, Time & Cost)
  • Project Scope - Project Charter, Work Breakdown Structure
  • Time management - Controlling and Managing the Schedule, Schedule development, Resourcing
  • Cost Management - Budgeting & Controlling Costs

Please note, the case studies analysed throughout the course are in an Engineering context.


We would recommend that this online course provides 4 weeks of learning material, at 10 hours a week.

The benefit of online learning is you can progress through the educational material at your own pace, and complete the course quicker or slower than the average 4 weeks. You will also gain access to the course material for a full year, so that you can refer back to your notes or material after completing the course.

The course is available for students to start flexibly throughout the year.


The course costs £250.

This course fee includes access to MyPlace our online learning platform, the course material for one year and a digital certificate of completion if you pass the final course test.

Who should attend

This course is for anyone who wants to develop an introductory understanding of project management. It is particularly suited to professionals looking for personal development opportunities, to upskill or further develop themselves towards the next promotion.

There are no entry requirements for this course.


If you complete the course by passing the final test, you will gain a digital certification of completion from a recognised university, adding to your CV and gaining competitive edge.

Online learning

This CPD course in Project Management is delivered entirely online, using MyPlace (Moodle) as the delivery vehicle. The course itself comprises of videos, articles, polls, discussions, tutorials, quizzes, activities which mirror the learning objectives of the residential course. 

Online education has numerous benefits, for instance, many students can’t make enough time for on-campus courses due to their full-time work schedules, family, and other personal responsibilities. Due to the nature of this course there will be no day to day support instead students will have the flexibility to work at their own pace. Online delivery offers the flexibility increasingly required by professionals in the field.

Choosing us as your CPD training provider

We are a leading provider of CPD training in Scotland.  Our programmes are delivered by University of Strathclyde staff equipped with in-depth research knowledge and years of practical industrial experience in the field.

Our training is built on solid academic foundations of what makes a difference. Participants on our courses will be awarded a digital Certificate of Performance in Project Management from the University of Strathclyde.

Professor David Butler

Course lead

Professor David Butler is in the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining Strathclyde in 2017, David spent the last 18 years in Singapore where he co-founded the Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre (ARTC) – a 250 strong translational research centre with over 70 industry partners. His roles in the ARTC included Business Development Director where he was responsible for bringing in over GBP 4 million per annum to the centre.  David has successfully delivered on a number of industry projects for companies such as Global Foundries, 3M, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce.

I hope this introductory course will help guide attendees through the jargon and gain an understanding of the opportunities for their organization that project management can provide.

Read more about Professor David Butler here