Project Management Fundamentals 15 credits at SCQF 11

Module Short Name: Project Fundamentals

1. Overview

This module will help you understand the key principles, concepts and strategies of project management.

You will examine the broad project environment and apply project management tools and techniques to a real project.

2. What you will study

The module will provide a broad overview of the make-up of a project and the fundamental activities that take place in project management.

The project life cycle is introduced and the key activities within the sequential phases. The process of defining the project including setting objectives, determining scope, identifying stakeholders and clarifying strategies will also be evaluated. The increasingly critical role of project management within organisations shall be examined including the underpinning project management processes. The importance of project organisation (the people, the communication and resources) will be introduced, with an emphasis on the provision of adequate leadership, structures and feedback paths through and across the organisation.


3. How you will learn

You will learn through engaging with online learning materials, taking part in seminars & discussion forums and directed self study. You will also have regular contact with your tutor who will support you through the module.

All modules are credit rated and can be worth 5, 10, 15 or 30 credit points. This equates to the number of study hours required within the module, for example 50 hours for 5 credit points, 300 hours for 30 credit points. The SCQF modules can range from level 7 (undergraduate) through to level 11 (Masters) on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF). You can undertake individual modules or build them up to gain an exit award.

Find out more on progression and the framework on the SCQF website.

4. Entry Requirements

This is an online distance learning module and we recommend you have a good honours degree or a degree or degree equivalent qualification and/or 2 -3 years work experience in a management position. This includes qualifications from an approved professional body.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, should have either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.  You should note that modules taken through Professional Development@RGU are not eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship.

5. Placements and Accreditations

This module is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute. Professional accreditation and membership with PMI® adds exceptional credibility and career opportunities. The Aberdeen Business School is recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® as a Global Registered Education Provider. Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) are organisations approved by PMI® to offer project management training for Professional Development Units (PDU). We are now one of the 27 institutions in ten countries to be accredited by GAC and the first UK university to achieve this accreditation.

This module is also approved as being an acceptable element of an individual Further Learning plan for Chartered Engineer registration in that it meets the requisite content, academic level and academic rigour expected of an approved Further Learning plan.

6. How to apply

For general enquiries please call 01224 262180 or email

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

7. Prospects

At the end of this module you will have an understanding of the principles, concepts and strategies of project management. You could progress to other modules within the Professional Development @ RGU programme or to one of our two project management courses, Graduate Certificate Project Management and MSc Project Management.

8. Assessment

This module is assessed by written course work and a case study project.

9. Fees and payment options


The fee for this course is £950

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15 credits at SCQF 11

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks

Mode of Attendance

Online distance learning

Academic School
Aberdeen Business School
More Information:
Professional Development General Enquiries 01224 262209
Accredited By
Association for Project Management

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