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Technology Project Management

Technology Project Management (Internship) Masters Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC

Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Technologies

Course Length:
One year full-time, two years sandwich/Internship pathway, or three years part-time.

September and January intakes available.

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The Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni Discount is a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met Alumni enrolling on taught postgraduate courses.
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Our New School Premises
We are creating a new home for Cardiff School of Technologies. Find out more here.

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Meet the Team
Meet Dr Ambikesh Jayal, the Programme Director of the MSc Technology Project Management course.

Course Overview

This Master’s programme in Technology Project Management will provide you with the career-relevant skills necessary to manage the whole lifecycle of technology-based projects, from inception to adoption and eventual disposal. The blend of general project management competencies with specific technological awareness will give you the tools you need to apply your learning on the job straight away and continue your professional development.

The Technology Project Management course offers the following pathways of study:

  • Technology Project Management – MSc/PgD/PgC
  • Technology Project Management (Internship) – MSc/PgD/PgC

Industrial work experience is a key part of the programme. You will have the option to undertake a 20-credit Internship module to gain professional experience with local and national companies relevant to the sector. If you wish to follow the Internship pathway, you will undertake a core 36-week placement in industry as an alternative to a Technology Dissertation.

​Course Content​

Compulsory modules for both pathways:

  • Technology Project Management (20 credits)
  • This module aims to foster in students a critical appreciation of project management principles and practices in preparation for when they will manage – or be managed via – technology projects.

  • Management of Mega and Complex Projects (20 credits)
  • End User Computing Risk Management (20 credits)
  • This module is designed to provide the student with a critical appreciation of End User Computing (EUC) risk management with an emphasis on the risks and management of spreadsheet technology.

  • Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits)
  • The aim of this module is to equip the student with the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to produce a dissertation with a research or technical focus.

  • Information Security (20 credits)
  • This module aims to provide an insight into the implementation of data security in computer systems and to encourage students to appreciate the practical and theoretical management principles associated with information security.

  • Social Media Analytics for Business (20 credits)
  • This module provides students with the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in handling social media data that is generated from user activity.

With specialist modules for pathways

For Information Technology Management:

  • Programming for Data Analysis (optional module - 20 credits)
  • The aim of this module is to help students acquire skills for job roles of Data Scientist, Data Modellers and Data Analyst. Students taking this module will have the opportunity to understand and implement various statistical and computational techniques for analysing datasets using various industry standard software and programming languages.

  • Internship (optional module - 20 credits)
  • The aim of this module is to enable students to critically demonstrate, through practical experience, a more in-depth and critical understanding of technical, management and / or leadership within an organisation in the private, public or not-for-profit sector.

  • Technology Dissertation (40 credits)
  • The aim of the technology project is for the student to apply knowledge, skills and techniques developed during directed and independent study to solve a real world technology related project. The technology project may take the form of an in-depth research project or the development of a computer system.

For Information Technology Management (Internship):

  • Programming for Data Analysis (20 credits)
  • The aim of this module is to help students acquire skills for job roles of Data Scientist, Data Modellers and Data Analyst. Students taking this module will have the opportunity to understand and implement various statistical and computational techniques for analysing datasets using various industry standard software and programming languages.

  • Internship Project (40 credits)
  • The aim of this module is to enable students to critically demonstrate, through practical experience, a more in-depth and critical understanding of technical, management and / or leadership within an organisation in the private, public or not-for-profit sector.

To obtain an MSc degree, you must follow and successfully complete a total of 180 credits. PgC (60 credits) and PgD (120 credits) may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.

Learning & Teaching

A range of teaching methods are used in the new Cardiff School of Technologies, including lectures, practical workshops, tutorials, seminars and real-world case studies, all supported by online learning via Moodle. With a student-centred approach, the School operates an open door policy to staff and all students will be assigned a personal tutor.

Lectures

Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme. 

Modular Subject Tutorials

Tutorials are meetings of a student or group of students with a lecturer or lecturers and are used in two ways within the programme:

• expanding upon material covered in lectures through an enquiry-driven problem solving approach

• remedial work to overcome any deficiencies in a student’s background knowledge.

Seminars

Seminars involve a student or students presenting previously prepared work to peers and a lecturer. This strategy is used to extend specific theoretical or practical concepts as well as introducing problem solving exercises. Seminars are used in most modules and provide students with valuable experience in presentational skills as well as providing staff with a method of assessing student-centred learning.

Practical Workshops

In these classes students are able to practise and refine their skills in a supportive environment where they can receive feedback from a member of academic staff. Practical workshops represent a valuable transition between theory and the workplace.

Case Studies

Case studies are a teaching and learning strategy, employed in a range of modules; they also are a useful assessment tool. Students are presented with or asked to develop real or simulated complex problems which they are required to analyse in detail and then synthesise/present their own solution in writing or orally.

Moodle

The majority of modules will be supported by Moodle and provide students with a wide range of learning material and study guidance. 

Employability & Careers​

Combining strong project management skills and technological awareness, this postgraduate degree will boost your employability profile and provide a solid foundation for a career as a manager of technological projects.

Entry Requirements​

Applicants should have one of the following:

A Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.

Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Additional Information

Assessment: 
Assessment take the form of examinations (seen/unseen, open book, essays/short answers), essays, practical assessments, presentations, role-plays, individual and group reports, and a dissertation or a developmental project.

Selection Procedure:
Selection for this course is through an application form and where necessary an interview.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.

Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. 

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the Programme Director Dr Ambikesh Jayal: ajayal@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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