Free Online Course on Project Management of Engineering Projects

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The Delft University of Technology is offering free online course on Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success. This business and management course will focus on the necessary project management skills to successfully manage projects.

At the end of this course, you will have created your own project execution plan, either in a team effort or on individual basis. The course will start on October 5, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 4-6 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Delft University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on October 5, 2017

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers so they will become engineers capable of solving complex problems. Our students have chosen Delft University of Technology because of our reputation for quality education and research.

About This Course

Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge? This business and management course will focus on the necessary project management skills to successfully manage projects, distinguishing three areas:

  • The project manager and the team
  • The project process
  • The project context

Why Take This Course?

At the end of this course, you will have created your own project execution plan, either in a team effort or on individual basis. Of course the team effort allows for a special learning experience and we appraise active team participation

Learning Outcomes

  • The importance of the front-end phases to create a successful project
  • How to select an appropriate project manager
  • How to successfully work together in a specialized project team
  • How projects are successfully managed in different sectors and contexts
  • To draft a project execution plan

Instructors

Hans L. M. Bakker

Since 2007, Hans Bakker is professor of the chair “Management of Engineering Projects” at Delft University of Technology.

Marcel J. C. M. Hertogh

Marcel Hertogh is professor “Infrastructure Design and Management” at Delft University of Technology.

Marian G. C. Bosch-Rekveldt

Since 2006, Marian Bosch-Rekveldt is affiliated with Delft University of Technology. She was the main developer of successful minor programs on Project Management at Delft University of Technology.

Requirements

BSc level or equivalent, or three or more years experience in the field.

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