Programmes

Master of Science in Programme and Project Management

Part-time

Programme Overview

Developed, fully taught and awarded by The University of Warwick, UK, The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation and for links with business and industry.

Why choose the University of Warwick?

  • Ranked 51st in QS World University Rankings 2016/2017
  • A member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities
  • Top 10 of UK league tables (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017/The Guardian University League Table 2018)
  • Ranked as the first most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers by the 2017 High Fliers Research Ltd
  • WMG is one of the world's leading research and education groups, with a track record of hugely successful industry collaboration

WMG, a part of the university, has strong links with companies world-wide. WMG has pioneered an international model for working with industry, commerce and public sectors – understanding a company’s strategy and working in partnership with them to find innovative solutions through multi-disciplinary research.

This programme is a fully delivered by practitioners from WMG, Europe’s largest Academia based learning institution for industry.

Programme Highlights:

  • Three-way participation: University + Organisation + Participant
  • Combine academic excellence with industrial experience
  • Developed with industry to address real-world problems
  • First-hand understanding of issues facing modern business and industry
  • Application-based assignments and projects
  • Global experience and inputs

Benefits to Businesses:

  • On the job (in-company) assignments & projects
  • Approach business issue as you would with an external consultant
  • Immediate application of both concepts and tools

This programme is suitable for professionals in business, engineering, IT or scientific discipline.


Awarded by:


Course Start Date & End Date

6 intakes a year, January, March, May July, September and November

Nov 2017 Intake*
4 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2019

(Closing Date: Applications are closed)

Jan 2018 Intake*
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019

Mar 2018 Intake*
Mar 2018 - Feb 2020

May 2018 Intake*
May 2018 - Apr 2020

July 2018 Intake*
Jul 2018 - Jun 2020

Sep 2018 Intake*
Sep 2018 - Aug 2020

Nov 2018 Intake*
Nov 2018 - Oct 2020

*Date & period is subject to change by the University

Note: Application closing date is usually one month before commencement date.

Fee

S$32,100.00

Application Fees applies

All fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST, but exclude textbooks and course material. Fees are valid for part-time from 2017 till September 2018 intake.

Application

Application Closing Date for November 2017 Intake:

Applications are closed


Develop effective techniques to project management skills

Designed to develop abilities to manage and lead, the programme provides an opportunity for professionals to expand their knowledge and strengthen their skill set in project management in their current technical and business field, or into a new field of experience.

In this programme, you get the opportunity to learn:

  • The methodologies, tools, principles and philosophies to successful project management

  • Learn also about human resource management in projects and programmes as well as risk management and change management.

  • Develop methodical approach to the management of the financial aspects of projects and programmes.


Career Prospects/Further Education

Graduates can expect to be employed in service industries, information technology, engineering or any other business area needing project management skills.

Some of the University graduates have gone into project planning and management roles with BAE Systems, Alstom Power, Read Recruitment, Network Rail, Vogue, Disneyland, Ashford and McCuire. Other graduates have gone on to work with: Ferrovial (Statistical Analyst), IBM (System Analyst), China Everbright Bank (Risk Manager), DTZ (Marketing Officer), Government of Punjab (middle management), and Evalueserve Business Consulting (Business Analysts). 

 

Mode of Delivery/ Session Timetable

Teaching faculty for the module component – Academics from The University of Warwick

The programme has a structured curriculum of 9 modules and a dissertation. The modules are delivered on a modular-basis over 18-months. A module is offered typically on alternate months in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Each modules comprises approximately 40 contact hours delivered in sessions of 3 to 9 hours usually over 1 week or 2 weekends.

Typical module schedule may be either:

Mon – Fri: 6:30pm – 10pm (Wed: no class)
Sat: 9am – 6pm (2 weekends)
Sun: 1pm – 6pm (1 weekend)

Or

Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm (2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays)

Lectures are held in classes at SIM campus unless otherwise stated.

Course materials are accessible online. Students are recommended to access study and research materials on their personal computers for in-class coursework and dissertation.

Participants pursuing the MSc programme is required to successfully complete nine modules; including two core modules, four optional core modules and three electives. Participants are also required to complete a MSc dissertation centred on a genuine business issue. The dissertation includes an oral examination. Participants will be guided by appointed supervisors in accordance with the University’s guideline and standards. All dissertation consultation will be conducted during programme duration.

Modules

Core Module

• Managing the multi-Project/Programme Environment
• Project Planning, Management and Control

Optional Core Module (choose four)

• Programme and Project Strategy
• Financial Analysis and Control Systems
• International Joint Ventures
• Leading Change
• Organisations, People and Performance

Electives (choose three)
• Innovation
• Lean Principles and Applications
• Logistics and Operations Management
• Procurement and Inventory Management
• Product Design and Development Management
• Quality Management and Techniques
• Supply Chain Management
• Business Strategy and Strategic Management
• Legal Aspects of a Global Business

Participants may choose from the modules offered at SIM during the candidature period.

Modules are delivered on a modular basis and are conducted by Faculty from the University of Warwick, thus ensuring academic input for the Singapore programmes. The modules offered will be at the discretion of The University of Warwick and SIM. 

Module Synopses

Duration of Programme/Candidature Period

2 years part-time programme

Student can take up to 3 years to complete the programme.

Students who have not completed the programme requirements in the candidature period will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 25 students

If the programme fails to commence due to low take-up rate, students will be informed within 1 month before class commencement.

 

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent) or;

  • Ordinary degree with two years of relevant post-qualification industrial experience; or 

  • Advanced diploma with relevant post qualification industrial experience: (i) two years for Postgraduate Award; or (ii) five years for Master of Science 

  • Candidates with other qualifications can be assessed on individual merits

English Proficiency Requirement

 Local Applicants:

  •  Applicants whose entry qualification was attained in Singapore with at least three years of study in an English medium institution is exempted from English Proficiency Requirement.

International Applicants:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (with at least 59 in each of the 4 component scores)

 Other Requirements

  • Two satisfactory academic/industrial reference letters

  • A letter of academic interest and your objectives in undertaking postgraduate study

An interview by the Programme Director and/or Programme Faculty may be required as part of the admission process. Applicants not meeting the formal academic requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who have a work permit or employment pass can be considered for admission.

Course Fee

Programme fee: S$32,100.00, payable on a per-module basis

Per payment: S$3,210.00

Repeat fee per module: S$3,210.00

Application Fee applies

All fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST, but exclude textbooks and course material. Fees are valid for part-time from 2017 till September 2018 intake.  

Nil

Profiles

The average teacher student ratio 1: 35

 

Click here for Lecturers’ Profile and Teaching Modules

Assessment & Exams

  • Assignments/Projects
  • Dissertation
  • Continuous Assessment such as presentations

The MSc dissertation should clearly and substantially relate to, or be applicable to, the management of projects or programmes. The dissertation includes an oral examination. Students will be required to conduct an oral presentation on their dissertation topic upon its completion.

 

Progression

Participants will be allowed to progress through each module upon the completion of its coursework.

 

Attendance Requirement

100%

 

Award & Graduation

In order to attain the Master of Science in Programme and Project Management, participants must successfully complete the coursework of nine modules, MSc Dissertation and meet the conferral requirements of the programme. 

 

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