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Master of Science Project Management

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Course Curriculum
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Programme Objectives

  • To provide students with a systematic understanding of project management knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of current research, advanced scholarship and professional practice.
  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques applicable to apply research to project management situations, both practical and theoretical.
  • To enable students to evaluate project management methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses.

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Career Opportunities

This is an ideal postgraduate programme for graduates who want to progress within generic project-based industries. It is ideally suited for relatively new graduates with restricted work experience and also highly experienced practitioners.

The programme may be followed to enhance existing career opportunities within many industrial sectors; as preparation for transfer from one industrial sector to another; or as preparation for further postgraduate study, i.e. Ph.D. Demand for managers who can demonstrate the skills to effectively manage projects continue to grow both nationally and internationally. Indeed, opportunities for a varied, well-paid, challenging and international career are significant.

Project Management Outlook

By 2020, 15.7 million new project management jobs will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries, according to the Project Management Talent Gap Report

Source: PMI.org

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Rankings

  • Ranked Top 15 in The Complete University Guide 2018: League Table for General Engineering
     
  • Ranked Top 35 in The Complete University Guide 2018: League table for Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering
     

The rankings for Northumbria University have been improving every year since its launched in 2015.

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Testimonial

Mr Chin Ip Xenophon Law
MDIS Graduate (2016) Merchanical Engineering

" Challenging yet fruitful experience in MDIS. I walked away knowing how to think out of the box, keep my mind open to voices and opinions, be respectful, and empower leadership in the face of adversities. " 

Mr Yap Yoon Phang
MDIS Graduate (2016) Mechanical Engineering

" Studying in MDIS exposes me to many international perspectives, which is beneficial for enhancing my confidence.I feel at home on campus with friendly and supportive staff. " 

Mr Hendy Budhigraha Tantokusuma
MDIS Graduate (2016) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

" My three-year journey with MDIS has brought me many takeaways - friendship I have forged, values I have acquired (independence and success with hard work). My classmates of various nationalities are fun to hang out with. "

Mr Eric Salim Lim
MDIS Graduate (2016) Merchanical Engineering

" My classmates are from a dieverse range of nationalities; China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, and Singapore. It's an added exposure to various cultures and internatinoal perspectives. "

 

Why MDIS School of Engineering?

  • Fully-equipped Engineering laboratory and workshops on campus
  • Diverse teaching team with relevant industrial experience
  • Up-to-date curriculum and hands-on practical lessons

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Interview with Dr David Bell

Watch an interview with Dr David Bell, Associate Dean (International) from Northumbria University (UK).

Dr Bell will share some of the reasons behind choosing MDIS as the collaborative partner for Northumbria University’s Engineering programmes.

 

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Northumbria University

    Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  By putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria works with major global employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

Northumbria University works with prestigious Institutions of Higher Education throughout the world, including MDIS. Together we offer an exciting portfolio of programmes that will develop international citizens who are equipped to work in a global marketplace. Northumbria University and MDIS have a successful working relationship for a number of years, starting initially with just one programme BSc (Honours) Biotechnology but has grown to now offering a number of undergraduate and post graduate programmes across a range of subject areas.

  • Ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Engineering and Environment at Northumbria offers programmes to equip students with the skills, critical thinking and knowledge needed to change the world. The faculty aims for excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. High quality courses enable students to study disciplines that shape the world to be a better place for people. The faculty offers degree programmes in Architecture and the Built Environment; Computer Science and Digital Technologies, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences, Geography as well as Physics and Electrical Engineering, providing education that gives our graduates an advantage in the employment market.

 

 

Module Descriptions

Partnership and Collaborative Working (10 Credits)

The principles of partnership and collaboration have become widespread and prevalent across the full range of public sector provision and private sector business activity. Such approaches are implicit in the management of projects.

The module seeks to develop an understanding of the drivers which promote partnership, inter-agency and collaborative working. This is achieved by exploring, comparing and contrasting different forms of partnership and collaborative activity across private, public and third party sectors. The module sessions focus on providing theoretical tools and frameworks for analysing and measuring the effectiveness of partnership activity.

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Sustainable Project Management (10 Credits)

Successful project management has traditionally meant delivering a service or product on time, within budget and to an agreed quality. More recently, growing awareness of environmental issues, in particular global climate change, is resulting in increasing attention being given to sustainable development. As more companies strive to adopt sustainable practices, and ‘go green’, project managers are increasingly being tasked with incorporating the principles of sustainable development into projects and throughout project teams.

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (20 Credits)

This module aims to allow students to evaluate projects, develop proposals for project management, and understand the dynamics associated with project teams within their own professional practice / industrial context. Students will learn about the nature of project management together with appropriate approaches, skills, tools and techniques that they can use as a practicing project manager.

The module will consider projects within the wider context of programmes and portfolio management. Students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum by coursework. The coursework will be designed to enable students to demonstrate their ability to evaluate and apply theory to the management of projects through their life-cycle. 

Project Team Dynamics (20 Credits)

Group dynamics are the influential actions, processes and changes that occur within and between groups of people. Groups come in all shapes and sizes and their functions are many and varied. To understand groups and their dynamics, one must understand how people interact and function whilst working together. The aim of this course is to unite and contextualise selected key theories associated with team dynamics from psychology and the social sciences within generic project environments. The overarching aim is to equip and empower students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to create, participate in and lead successful project-orientated teams.

The course will adopt an integrated approach to learning and teaching. This will include a programme of formal scheduled teaching and a constructively aligned programme of independent learning. Students will examine selected concepts and theories related to how groups operate during lectures and seminar peer group activities. They will also study specific chapters of the essential reading textbook, complete applied tasks, critique case studies and watch online video presentations during the recommended programme of independent learning. The Blackboard virtual learning environment will be used to disseminate resources associated with the directed learning programme; whereas the programme of independent learning will be provided to students via the Talis Aspire online dynamic reading list.

Project Risk & Value Management (20 Credits)

This module will introduce the general theories of decision making, risk management and the management of value as part of the design, briefing and quality-modelling process. The inter-relationship of these three elements of the module will be emphasised. Each element (decisions, risk and value) will then be approached in terms of its practical application to project situations, and as a result, decision-making, value management, and risk management techniques will be introduced, applied and critically evaluated in project contexts.

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Strategic Project Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to illustrate how project management fits within the general framework of business and management, and is used to bring about change. Set within the APM Body of Knowledge, students will learn: how to plan and execute an organisations strategy, managing stakeholders, understanding organisational cultural, aligning resources and ultimately deriving value from the execution of the change, There are, therefore, three principal aspects to this study, namely: organisations, people and markets.

Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) (10 Credits)

Training in research methods will provide researchers with an understanding of the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ that are associated with employing particular approaches to the collection and analysis of data. Awareness of research methods will enable researchers to practice appropriate techniques and to implement methods accurately. The aim of this course is to inform and sensitise students to the choices that are available to them when planning to undertake a research project which will adopt a social scientific approach to the acquisition of knowledge. The overarching aim is to make students aware of a selected range of quantitative and qualitative research methods that can be employed to collect and subsequently analyse both primary and secondary data. Such awareness will enable students to make appropriate choices when executing their research project.

The course will adopt an integrated approach to learning and teaching. This will include a programme of formal scheduled teaching and a constructively aligned programme of independent learning. Students will examine selected concepts, theories and techniques associated with data acquisition and analysis, both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective, during lectures, seminar peer group activities and ICT laboratory workshops.

Project Economics (10 Credits)

To provide a general introduction to the subject matter of project economics as located within the project environment; the relevant and applicable financial drivers affecting project procurement and contract where these are essential to the framing of the context within which a project may be delivered. This module goes to assist in defining the levels of responsibility and directions of accountability required of a project manager.

Masters Empirical Research and Work-Based Dissertation Preparation Module

The module will require students to develop, consolidate and apply their independent research and study skills in readiness for undertaking a master’s-level research investigation of a topic of their own choice relevant to their chosen degree programme. Students will be instructed and receive guidance on how to complete a traditional (empirical) or work-based master’s dissertation. They will be introduced to the criteria used to assess research and provided with examples of how to complete the technical as well as the intellectual aspects of completing a master’s dissertation. The techniques that are used to identify a suitable topic, write clear aims and objectives, formulate hypotheses, and address ethical and sensitive situations will also be explored.

Students will be required to complete a research project proposal using a standardised pro forma.


Dissertation (Project Management) (60 Credits)

This module builds upon the concepts and theories presented during the research methods module. It requires students to develop, consolidate and apply their independent research and study skills to the investigation of a topic of their own choice relevant to project management. Students will be required to undertake original analytical, reflective academic research that will result in the production of a dissertation which does not exceed 20,000 words.

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Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Course Duration

 

Full-Time Programme

12 months

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Commencement Date

 

Class Intake for 2017

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme Sep 2017
   

 

Fees:

Application Fee             S$321.00

Tuition Fee                    S$20,865.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • • Minimum of a lower second class honours degree in any discipline from a recognised university OR
  • • Mature candidates who possess other qualifications should be 30 years old and above with at least 8 years of relevant working experience

English Language Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language and obtain at least one of the following:

  • • Minimum C6 pass in English Language (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Level OR
  • • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 OR
  • • Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51 OR
  • • Score Band 6.5 or above at MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) at Advanced Level

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Application Procedure

International students are required to apply for student pass if they wish to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form
4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant (against white background)
1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his / her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results / Certificates and Transcripts (with detailed results)
Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
Copy of financial ability (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account) • Visa Required Country only (e.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan / statement of purpose) for Master programmes
Notarised English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement. You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme. If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.


Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Course Duration

Full-time Programme 

12 months

Part-time Programme

15 months

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Commencement Date

 

Class Intake for 2017

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time Programme May 2017
  Sep 2017
   
Part-time Programme Jan 2017
  May 2017
  Sep 2017

 

Fees

Application Fee          S$53.50


Full-time Programme (not recruiting for full-time programme)

Tuition Fees                S$18,725.00
Non-tuition Fees         S$559.40
Total Fees                    S$19,284.40

 

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST
  • Non-tuition fees include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium

Part-time Programme

Tuition Fees               S$18,404.00
Non-tuition Fees        S$383.77
Total Fees                   S$18,787.77

 

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST
  • Non-tuition fees include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • • Minimum of a lower second class honours degree in any discipline from a recognised university OR
  • • Mature candidates who possess other qualifications should be 30 years old and above with at least 8 years of relevant working experience
     

English Language Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language and obtain at least one of the following:

  • • Minimum C6 pass in English Language (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Level OR
  • • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 OR
  • • Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51 OR
  • • Score Band 6.5 or above at MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) at Advanced Level

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Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

 

Duration of Course | 12 to 15 months
Award | MASTERS
  PROGRESS TO NEXT LEVEL  
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2017

Part Time Programme
Jan, May & Sept
CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students  :

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
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+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries