Checking date: 12/01/2024

Course: 2023/2024

Aerospace project management
Master in Aeronautical Engineering / Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Aeronáutica (Plan: 328 - Estudio: 296)

Coordinating teacher: CAVALLARO , RAUNO

Department assigned to the subject: Aerospace Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
fundamentals to business management
Wide knowledge about the aerospace project management processes, through all the development phases of those projects. The different phases in which an aerospace project is developed are analyzed, also assessing their characteristics and specific aspects. These aspects define the methods and procedures applied for project management. Apply techniques for scoping programs/projects, resource needs, schedules, risks management, etc. Effectively monitor and measure progress. Effective management of all resources (people, tools, and budgets). Utilize basic project management tools and techniques effectively.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Aerospace Projects Management 2. Project lifecycle 3. Organization and project management 4. Project management processes 5. Project management knowledge areas 6. Initiating Processes 6.1. Project Charter 7. Planning Processes 7.1. Project Management Plan 7.2. WBS 7.3. Project Schedule 7.4. Project Cost/Budget 7.5. Project Team 7.6. Risk Management 7.7. Make or Buy 8. Executing Processes 8.1. Project Team 8.2. Information distribution 9. Monitoring and Controlling Processes 9.1. Scope, schedule and cost controlling 9.2. Report performance 9.3. Control procurements 10. Closing Processes 11. Financial management for Aerospace Projects
Learning activities and methodology
Theory sessions. Problem sessions working individually and in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • . A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK(R) Guide. Publisher: Project Management Institute. 5 edition (January 1, 2013)
Additional Bibliography
  • . Earned Value Management Tutorial . Department of Energy. United States of America. .
  • Harold Kerzner. Project Management. John Wiley and Sons Inc..

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