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This course will enable the student to learn the basic principles and terminology of the profession of project management, and apply this to create project plans. Students will also be given a brief introduction to using project management software tools such as (MS Project®).

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Distinguish project management and general management.

Understand the knowledge areas of the profession of project management

Use MS Project software to develop a project plan which incorporates a Gantt chart, scheduled activities and assigned resources, including people, equipment and their relevant costs.

Optimise a project for cost, time and resource workload.

Monitor a project utilising control techniques and project milestones and reports.