Curriculum Structure


MT4002 Essentials of Project Management

[Lecture: 26 hr ; Tutorial: 13 hr ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: Nil ; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]

Learning Objective :

The course content covers the essentials of modern project management comprising the process and procedure for organizing and managing a project, planning and scheduling techniques, control and monitoring and the closure process. The course aims to acquaint students with a broader perspective of the role and knowledge of a project executive/manager in the maritime industry.

Course Content :

Purposes of Project Management, Project process, selection/estimating. Project organization. Project planning and scheduling. Project control and monitoring. Tools and methodology. Project closure/termination.

Course Outline :




Why project management? Purposes of project management


The project management process/procedure


Project selection and project estimating


Project organization


Project planning and scheduling


Project control and monitoring


Project closure/termination

Learning Outcome :

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance and purpose of project management
  2. Comprehend the project management process and procedure
  3. Understand the principles of project selection and estimating
  4. Use essential planning and scheduling techniques


  5. Understand the inter-relationships among time, cost and progress control

Textbooks :

  1. Larson, Erik W. and Gray, Clifford F., “project Management- The Managerial Process”, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008. [HD69.P75G778P 2008]

References :

  1. Meredith, Jack R. and Mantel, Samuel J., “Project Management- A Managerial Approach”, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000. [HD69.P75M559]
  2. Lock, Dennis, “Project Management”, Eighth Edition, Gower, 2003. [T56.8L813]
  3. Cleland, David I., “Project Management- Strategic Design and Implementation”, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1999. [HD69.P75C624]