MSc Professional IT Project Management

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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Designed for those working in the IT industry who hold a degree in computer science and/or experience in software engineering and wish to develop their career further into project management whilst working.

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Requisitos: Why chose this course? Gain the skills required for full UK registration as a Chartered Engineer, whilst remaining in full time employment and studying through a suitable programme of work based learning. To provide a framework in which participants can plan and carry through a structured schedule of activities designed to permit acquisition and demonstration of the full range of competences required for Chartered Engineer registration. Teaching delivered by distance learning, there are no requirements to attend the University; however your supervisor will visit you...

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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Management
IT Project Management
Software Engineering
IT
English
Project
Industry
Engineering
Project Management
IT Management
Skills and Training

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Introduction:

The programme is designed for students with a degree in computer science and/or experience in software engineering who wish to develop their career further into project management while working in the IT industry. Graduates will be prepared for the challenges of their industrial career as software project managers.

Although the statistics on IT project success worldwide are more promising than a decade ago, there is still scope for further improvement. Appropriate project management and development processes can avoid some problems and capture others at an early stage, hence lead to higher success rates. Project management skills and qualifications are increasingly being recognised as key to the success of IT projects.

This new programme combines the specific technical content of the full-time taught MSc IT Project Management programme with the benefits of the work-based MSc Professional Engineering programme. 

The programme is designed to equip its graduates with both generic project management and specific software project management skills, which is expected to lead to a career managing successful software projects with the potential to reach a leadership role.  


Course Aims:

Primarily, to enable participants to acquire the Masters level knowledge, understanding and skills required for full UK registration as a Chartered Engineer, whilst remaining in full time employment and studying through a suitable programme of work based learning.

Secondly, to provide a framework in which participants can plan and carry through a structured schedule of activities designed to permit acquisition and demonstration of the full range of competences required for Chartered Engineer registration. 

The programme aims to support a wide range of IT specialisations and participant needs.  The learning and assessment undertaken by each participant, and the associated learning outcomes, will be specified in an individually agreed learning contract based on the participant’s specialisation and previous experience.  The learning contract will specify how the generic modules listed below are interpreted to suit the participant’s needs.

Duration of programme: Two to five years’ work-based, distance learning.

Total number of credits gained: 180

Start dates: October/January/April/July

Intake Conditions: If you wish to apply for this programme, you must be employed in the IT industry. Your employer will need to be supportive of you and willing to ensure you can undertake a good range of workplace projects to build the learning needed for the MSc and additionally the competences to qualify for CEng. 

Location: In the workplace.


Entry requirements : A first or good second class honours degree from a UK academic organisation in computer science or a related discipline. Equivalent qualifications from outside the UK will be considered. 

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Attendance Requirements: Delivered by distance learning, there are no requirements to attend the University; however your supervisor will visit you in the workplace. 


Fees: 
UK and EU students: £5600 plus operational cost (2016/17)

International students: £6150 plus operational cost (2016/17)

Scholarships: 

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here.  If you are a UK/EU student, please email seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk for information on funding.