Masters in Industrial Project Management
Continuing professional development, Distance learning, Taught
How long it takes:
3 year part time for the MSc or 1 – 2 year part time for certificate and diploma.
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
The course is modular in structure with six compulsory taught 20 credit modules (a total of 120 credits of taught material) and a major project in the third year (60 credits). Students may choose to complete one year (for a Certificate in Project Management), two years (for a Diploma in Project Management) or a full three-year MSc course.
In Year 1, we cover the project management fundamentals, covering the topics you find in the professional bodies of knowledge, from a business-driven and critical perspective.
Year 2 addresses more complex and ambiguous situations, and the specific requirements of industrial projects that deliver new and upgraded assets. You are encouraged to test and challenge conventions and develop the skills to analyse problems, test ideas and develop solutions.
In your final year, you demonstrate your ‘mastery’ through a research project and developing your own professional perspective.
Each module is a mix of theory, practical example and coursework. The third year is a major project on an in-depth industrial project, managed using the principles and tools taught in the earlier two years.
- Introduction to Industrial Project Management, 20 credits.
- Planning and control, 20 credits.
- Project skills and delivery, 20 credits.
- Advanced planning and financial management, 20 credits.
- Advanced controls, 20 credits.
- Advanced Implementation and Safe Delivery for People and the Business, 20 credits.
- Major Project (MSc only), 60 credits.
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
The course is aimed at people currently in work (in an industrial setting) and will provide significant development within their existing career path or offer an opportunity to change to a more project orientated career.
The successful management of projects is critical to the growth and safe operations of many businesses. Unfortunately, experience shows that success is relatively rare. This course will equip project managers and team members with the skills and knowledge to significantly increase the success rates of their projects.
University Careers Network
As University of Newcastle students, IPM MSc participants will have access to the full range of services offered by the University for careers and development. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Newcastle degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.