Commercial Project Management [SUM403] 15 credits at SCQF level 11

1. Overview

One of a set of 9 competency-led topics that have been designed in close collaboration with industry practitioners and incorporate real world case studies and scenarios.

They are accredited by both the RICS and CIOB and align with the RICS competency framework.

This module will provide the skills you need for project administration and give insight into the role of the Project Manager through the project lifecycle including termination.

Project appraisal and framing is included and project objectives, determining scope, identifying stakeholders and clarifying strategies will also be evaluated. The techniques used for appraising investment opportunities and establishing an appropriate financial framework will be explored. We cover team selection, project resourcing, commercial engineering solutions and early contractor engagement.

2. What you will study

  • Critical assessment and evaluation of differing project administrative requirements through their lifecycle within a commercially oriented environment.
  • Proposal and development of a project business case taking into account the differing stakeholders' requirements.
  • Critical appraisal of key project selection and delivery models through the assessment of different feasibility options.
  • Critical appraisal within a problem solving environment the requirements for timely decision making and selection of appropriate strategies for the delivery of projects.

3. How you will learn

Learning will take place through the University online virtual learning environment (VLE), Campus Moodle, with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self-guided study. Each topic within the Module will have a number of obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You are also required to contribute to number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.


The module will be assessed by one main piece of coursework and a number of specified activities.

4. Entry Requirements

Relevant industry experience and/or a good honours degree.

5. Placements and Accreditations

6. How to apply

For general enquiries please call 01224 262209 or email

To apply for the course, complete the Professional Development @RGU Application Form

Admissions Policy

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

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7. Prospects

At the end of this module you will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the energy sectors. You could progress to other modules within the commercial practice course to gain additional credits towards the full MSc. This will give you the qualification to work within the energy sector as a commercial manager and other fields with the energy sector.

8. Fees and Payment Options


The fee for this course is £1,130

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15 credits at SCQF level 11

Start Date


Course Length

15 weeks including delivery and assessment

Mode of Attendance

Online distance learning

Academic School
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
Accredited By
RICS Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)