AGRI08006 2016 Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Project Management
Transcript Title
Project Management
N/A %
Subject Area
AGRI - Agriculture
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Steve Tonry
Programme Membership
SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science

This module aims to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the key elements and phases of Project Management from concept to project completion with a focus on the integration of agri-food requirements. The intention of this module is to provide an overview of the fundamentals of Project Management as they relate to the agri-food environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Identify and discuss the main elements and phases of Project Management from concept to final completion and their overall significance from an agri-food perspective.


Appraise the role of agri-food personnel in multidisciplinary teams involved in project management.


Discuss the preliminary phase of project management in relation to preliminary design, EIA/Planning/IEL applications, tendering and contract award requirements


Discuss the construction/implementation phase, the significance from an agri-food perspective with a basic understanding of the mitigation measures that must/can be put in place through various legislative and voluntary mechanisms.


Explain the close−out phase of project management including final commissioning, takeover of facility / process, final contract settlement with particular reference to the role that agri-food personnel will have in this process.


Evaluate and explain what is involved in conducting a formal post−project review to determine the key lessons learnt and the implications for changes to systems and/or procedures for the future.


Use the main tools available for successful project progress monitoring and tracking including relevant software such as MS Project software and Gantt charts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will use real world case studies from the agri-food sector upon which to base the teaching of principles of project management.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be 50% CA and 50% Final Exam.

Repeat Assessments

As per School/Departmental/Course guidelines.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Project Management
  2. Project Management Knowledge Areas
  3. Project Management Tools
  4. Introduction to Tenders/Contracts
  5. Multidisciplinary teams and the role of agri-food personnel
  6. Feasibility Studies
  7. Project Design Considerations
  8. Introduction to EIA, Planning and Environmental Licensing
  9. Introduction to EHSQ Management Systems
  10. Construction, Contracts, Community and agri-food Aspects

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Plan Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % Week 5 1,2,3,4,7
2 Case Study Review Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Assessment 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Project Management Body of Knowledge - 5th Edition
Book by Project Management Institute
URL Resources

Will be provided through module moodle page to ensure up to date and relevant.

Other Resources

2 hours required in a computer lab to review project management software (e.g. gannt chart generation).

Additional Information

Will be provided through module moodle page to ensure up to date and relevant.