ENVR08009 2019 Principles of Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Principles of Project Management
Transcript Title
Principles of Project Manageme
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Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Noel Connaughton, Steve Tonry
Programme Membership
SG_SENVM_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Management

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 environmental requirements. The intention of this module is to provide an overview of the fundamentals of Project Management as they relate to the 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 environmental perspective.


Explain the role of Environmental personnel in multidisciplinary teams involved in project management.


Explain the preliminary phase of project management with a basic understanding of preliminary design, EIA/Planning/IPPC applications, tendering and contract award.


Discuss the construction/implementation phase, the significance from an environmental 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 Environmental personnel will have in this process.


Identify decommissioning phase requirements and the relationship to the environment, with particular reference to ELRA/Residuals Management Plans and Financial Provision as set out in IPPC.


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

This module will be delivered part‑time. This will include lectures and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment including case study reviews, project plan and written report worth 50% of module marks.

50% for final theory exam.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

1.     Introduction to Project Management

2.     Project Management Tools

3.     Introduction to Tenders/Contracts

4.     Multidisciplinary teams and the role of Environmental personnel

5.     Feasibility Studies

6.     Project Design Environmental Considerations

7.     Introduction to EIA and Planning

8.     Introduction to IPPC/Environmental Licensing

9.     Introduction to Environmental Management Systems

10.   Construction, Contracts, Community and Environmental 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 Review/Project Plan Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,8
2 Case Study Evaluation Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % End of Semester 2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Offsite Directed Learning 1.7 Weekly 1.70
Workshop Not Specified Site Visits/Presentations/Lectures/Groupwork 4.5 Once Per Semester 0.30
Lecture Offsite Online Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Research, writing reports, reading, studying 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition (2017).

Journal Resources

As directed by lecturer through module moodle page.

URL Resources

As directed by lecturer through module moodle page.

Other Resources


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