Checking date: 29/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Project Management
Bachelor in Management and Technology (2020 Study Plan) (Plan: 393 - Estudio: 351)


Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No prerequisites.
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. Knowledge and understanding to develope, execute and manage industrial engineering projects, according to good practises, standards and regulations. 2. Awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to analyse engineering products, processes and methods. 4. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs to meet defined and specified requirements. 5. The ability to conduct searches of literature, and to use data bases and other sources of information. 6. An awareness of the non-technical implications of engineering practice. 7. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team. 8. Demonstrate awareness of the health, safety and legal issues and responsibilities of engineering practice, the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context, and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. 9. Demonstrate an awareness of project management and business practices, such as risk and change management, and understand their limitations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Project Management a. Project Lifecycle b. The Project Manager c. Essential elements for any successful project d. Project methodologies e. Standards, professional associations. PMI. PMBOK 2. Project planning a. Defining a project b. Developing the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) c. Duration and workload estimations d. Task sequencing e. Project calendar: developing the Project Schedule f. Determining the Project Budget: resources restrictions and costs g. Resource-bound project scheduling. Critical Chain approach 3. Project execution a. Leading a project b. Managing Project communications c. Managing expectations d. Project Team Performance 4. Project control a. Managing Project changes b. Managing Project quality c. Managing Project risks d. Managing Project costs. Earned Value Management (EVM) 5. Software for Project Management 6. Project Management in the digital age a. Virtual projects b. Virtual Project Teams
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures, exercises, practical sessions, cases and assignments to be carried out by the students and discussed during the sessions, complementary readings.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Project Management Institute. Guía de los Fundamentos para la Dirección de Proyectos (Guía PMBok). Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. 2017
  • Rodrigo Raya, Domi¿nguez, M. del C., & Campo Arranz, R. . Gestión de Proyectos. Madrid : RA-MA Editoria. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Kerzner, H.. Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling. John Wiley & Sons. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.