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Marine Project Management



Course format Blended
Date 2020-10-12 - 2021-01-04
Duration 100 hours
Entry level Bachelor
Cost £1200


To bring students to a common level of understanding of the key elements of up to date marine project management, including the application of work breakdown structures, risk management, cost estimating, hierarchical planning, the development of a build strategy, performance measurement, progress monitoring and post project evaluation.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will cover the following topics: The need for and application of an appropriate work breakdown structure and the use of a hierarchical structure for planning. Basic risk management. The use of computer aided planning tools, concentrating on benefits and pitfalls rather than training in use of a particular system. The development of a build strategy for a project, its form, content and benefit. Principles of cost estimating. Performance measurement as a basis for planning and measurement progress. Post project evaluation. This module will include preschool reading examples, a preschool assignment, an intensive school (five days), and a postschool assignment.

Pre-school material

Normally requires 50 hours of study.

Pre-school material enables you to revise and review prerequisite material so that the intensive school can be run efficiently and effectively. The materials will be available six to eight weeks before the intensive school takes place.

You will undertake a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit on the first day of the intensive school.

One week intensive school

Has an approximate contact time of 35 hours.

The intensive school includes lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, and discussions.

You will sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this intensive teaching week.

Post-school material

Requires 15 hours of study.

This material consolidates the module learning.

Post-school material involves completion of a post-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit eight weeks after the intensive school.

Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

*The start and end date stated above is approximate.


You should have a minimum of:

  • a Second Class Honours degree in Engineering or equivalent with a strong quantitative component
  • at least three years of relevant work experience in the marine sector or similar

You'll also need to provide a personal statement and reference.

Find out more about entry requirements (including English language requirements).

Application procedure

There are normally two intakes each year, in September and February. Find out more about the course on the Newcastle University prospectus website.

Use Newcastle University’s online application portal to apply for the course.


ISCED Categories

Project management
Marine spatial planning