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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

This course is ideal for graduates from engineering, science and other numerate subjects or for professionals with relevant work experience.

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: We suggest that each week of this course will take approximately 5 hours to complete....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Identify key stakeholders in major projects and understand stakeholder management

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    Understand the governance of major projects and its challenges and learn how governance informs project management

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    Understand strategic risk management and how to manage opportunities and risks

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    Understand the theory and practice of scope management

Specialization
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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

This course is ideal for graduates from engineering, science and other numerate subjects or for professionals with relevant work experience.

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: We suggest that each week of this course will take approximately 5 hours to complete....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Major Engineering Projects: Governance, Risk and Scope

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Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 25 readings, 4 quizzes
Reading25 readings
Welcome to Major engineering projects: governance, risk and scope5m
Introduction10m
Where are your peers located?2m
Research and further reading10m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Identifying stakeholders: public and industrial stakeholders10m
Identifying stakeholders: financial and other stakeholders10m
Quiz introduction1m
What roles do stakeholders perform?5m
Internal and external stakeholders5m
What is stakeholder management?5m
Stakeholder mapping: case study15m
Quiz introduction1m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Stakeholder management theory10m
What is a RACI model?5m
Case study: the impact of stakeholder management in HS215m
How did the National Audit Office review HS2's management case?15m
Quiz introduction1m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Apply your understanding: producing a stakeholder categorisation30m
References2m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Major engineering project stakeholders18m
Rovigo case study12m
Test your understanding30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Governance and project governance

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Reading
3 videos (Total 26 min), 15 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Governance of major projects: part 19m
Governance of major projects: part 28m
Reading15 readings
Welcome to the week1m
Lesson overview1m
Governance vs management10m
Müller’s four paradigms10m
Governance objectives and institutions10m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Governance of projects5m
What are the challenges to major project governance?10m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Critical analysism
Lesson overview1m
Writing your reflections30m
References2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Developing critical analysis skills30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Strategic risk management process

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Reading
1 video (Total 10 min), 21 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading21 readings
Welcome to the week1m
Lesson overview1m
What is strategic risk?5m
What is uncertainty?10m
Organisational involvement5m
What are risk registers?10m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Live risk registers10m
Opportunities10m
Socio-technical hexgaon introduction5m
What is risk appetite?5m
What is utility theory?5m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
Apply your understanding: creating a risk register30m
Lesson overview1m
Preparing your risk register10m
Your risk register taskm
What is peer review?10m
References2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Scope management and associated challenges

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Reading
1 video (Total 9 min), 21 readings, 1 quiz
Reading21 readings
Welcome to the week1m
Lesson overview1m
Scope management: internal and external projects5m
What is scope creep?5m
What is gold plating?5m
The cost of scope change10m
Case study: nuclear sector5m
Work Breakdown Structure10m
How to design a Work Breakdown Structure10m
Work Breakdown Structure: a practical example5m
Other breakdown structures5m
What is Buildings Information Modelling?5m
Lesson summary1m
Lesson overview1m
What is complexity?5m
How does complexity affect scope management?5m
What are major project sublimes?5m
Quiz introduction1m
Lesson summary1m
Writing your reflections30m
References2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Test your understanding30m

Instructor

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Dr Giorgio Locatelli

Lecturer of Infrastructure Procurement and Management
School of Civil Engineering

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About the Managing Major Engineering Projects Specialization

Accelerate your career by improving your project management skills and get involved with major engineering projects. This Specialization delivers a rigorous understanding of the best practices for planning and delivering these major projects. You’ll learn about the measures of success, how to resolve challenges of governance and typical financing approaches of these projects. If you are an engineer or a project manager and you aspire to get involved with major engineering projects, or you are already working on one, then this Specialization is for you. This Specialization is the first step towards earning degree credit from the University of Leeds. Completion of the three Specialization courses, will enable you to apply to the enhanced, for-credit Capstone project which will run as a private course on Coursera. The Capstone project will help develop your skills further through practical research supported by a dedicated instructor in global classroom sessions. Credit earned by successfully completing the Capstone project can be used as evidence of accredited postgraduate study. This specialization is accredited through a professional qualification from CMI....
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