Project Management: from Nano to Mega

CT-MI-174

It is often said that today's society has become 'projectified'. We want to create ever-more-complicated products on an ever-larger scale, yet we still want them to be unique. Project management is the ideal way to organise the realisation of this diversity of products. This minor deals with all aspects of project management. With the help of examples from practice, ranging from nano-industry to megaprojects, you will gain a greater understanding of this discipline.   

For Whom?

All TU Delft BSc students with an interest in the management aspects of technical projects.
Students from other universities who have an interest in the management aspects of technical projects.

What will you learn?

  • You will learn the basic aspects of project management for technical projects. Project skills will also be covered, since you will be working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • You will be given many examples of project management practice in different technical domains, like construction, nano-industry, traditional production industry, ICT and public infrastructure megaprojects.
  • You will learn how to write a thorough project plan for a project that relates to your Bachelor's programme.

Many of the TU Delft lecturers involved have extensive experience in executing projects in practice, like RWS, Shell, TNO, AT Osborne and ASML.

Course overview

The first quarter of the minor begins with the basic principles of project management. You will look at the legal aspects and the economic usefulness and necessity of projects. In the integration course, you will work with a team on a group assignment, and experience what it is like to work in a project team. In quarter 2 you will deepen your knowledge of project management by linking it to process management and decision-making theory. The project of the integration course continues in Q2.

All minor students follow the same program, consisting of 5 courses:

  • CT3101: Project Management Basics (Q1)    
  • CT3102-15: Introduction to project finance & legal aspects of projects    (Q1)
  • CT3103: Integration: technical project (Q1 & Q2)
  • CT3104: Fit-for-purpose projectmanagement     (Q2)
  • TBM610A: Process Management and Decision-making in Project Environments (Q2)

Education methods

Number of contact hours

Full time program with a lot of teamwork. ~14 hours on campus Q1, ~10 hours on campus Q2

Modes of instruction

Q1: Lectures (~14 hours), teamwork + project work ~16 hours, self study ~8 hours
Q2: Lectures (~10 hours), teamwork + project work ~20 hours, self study ~8 hours

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Participating institutions

Faculty of CEG, IDM section
Faculty of TPM, Multi-actor systems

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Student experience 

  • “It really broadened my view, compared to my technical Bachelor program”.
  • “The minor gave me a good impression about project management in real companies”.

Challenges

  • What are key factors for technical projects?
  • What is “fit-for-purpose” projectmanagement?

Contact

Dr. Ir. Marian Bosch-Rekveldt

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