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FDSc - Project Management

The FdSc Project Management programme is a two-year foundation degree programme that allows students to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them to enter the project profession.

As a student on this programme, you will develop your understanding of the foundations of project management and its role within the operational business environment, studying project management principles, theory, and the core activities that contribute to successful project delivery.

Accredited by:

Association of Project Management (APM)

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Course Overview

Accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM) and aligned to their Body of Knowledge, this programme will introduce you to the theoretical understanding, and fundamental skills required to become a practising project professional.

You will study the foundations of project management, determining the place of project management within the wider business and commercial environments and exploring the key activities to delivering successful project outcomes - including planning and scheduling, stakeholder engagement, and monitoring progress and quality.

Delivered by our highly experienced academic team using an online delivery model, you will gain insight into project management practice from a diverse range of industries including IT, engineering, financial management, health, the armed forces and nuclear.

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to apply for the BSc (Hons) Project Management Top-up.

On this course you will...

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities required to successfully deliver projects in an organisational context
  • Describe and analyse models of project delivery including the procurement of solutions and services
  • Describe and analyse the environmental and legal context of a project
  • Evaluate project management practices and identify areas of strength, weakness and concern
  • Apply the principles of project management in a range of contexts
Course essentials

Course Structure

What you will learn

As a student on this course, you will study 120 credits each year consisting mostly of 20-credit modules, with one 40-credit module (Applied Project Management) in year 2.

Year one

In the first year of the programme you will study the foundations of project management whilst also determining the place of project management within the wider business and commercial environments. Additionally, you will look in depth at the project planning process and its component activities before focusing on the essential role of stakeholder engagement and the impact this has on overall project success.

  • Foundations of Project Management
  • Professional Development I
  • Projects in Context, the Business Environment
  • Projects in a Commercial Environment
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Stakeholder Management
Year two

The second year of the programme will allow you to expand and apply your knowledge whilst also developing tools and techniques for monitoring and measuring project progress, and managing quality outputs. You will also continue to develop your skills as a project professional including analysis, communication, and critical thinking and reflection.

  • Applied Project Management
  • Project Performance Management
  • Project Management Professionalism
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Ensuring Project Quality

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