Master of Science in Programme and Project Management


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 2018/The Guardian University League Table 2018)
  • Ranked as the third-most targeted university among the UK’s top graduate employers in 2017-2018 (Graduate Market Survey 2018, High Fliers Research)
  • 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 delivered by the University of Warwick's faculty.

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.

Course Start Date & End Date

1 intake in a year in October

October 2019 Intake*
Oct 2019 - Sep 2020

Note: Application closing date is usually two months before the commencement date

*Date & period is subject to change by the University 



Application Fees applies

*All fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST, but exclude textbooks and course material. Full-time programme fees are valid for intakes in 2019.


Application Closing Date for October 2019 Intake:

24 August 2019

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).




Programme Structure

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

The programme has a structured curriculum of 9 modules and a dissertation.

Each module is delivered on a modular-basis over a month. The modules are delivered intensively over 5 full days in the day and for some modules, over week nights and full day on weekends.

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

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.


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 Synopsis 


Participants will work on a genuine business issue for their MSc dissertation.

Participants will complete the dissertation in accordance with the University guidelines and standards under the guidance by industrialists and academic supervisors. The dissertation will be moderated by a senior member of the University on completion.

All dissertation consultation must be done during candidature period.

On completion, participants are required to conduct an oral presentation on their dissertation topic.

Duration of Programme/Candidature Period

1 year full-time 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: 20 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$35,149.50, payable in 3 payments* (October, January, April)

Per module fee**: S$3,370.50

MSc Dissertation: S$4,815.00

*Each payment is payable based on the number of modules taken in each term.

**Per Module Fee also applies to repeat fee (subject to approval).

Application Fee applies

All fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST, but exclude textbooks and course material. Fees are valid for intakes in 2019. 




The average teacher student ratio 1: 35

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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.


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

Attendance Requirement


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.