Design Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5
Short Course & Professional Development

Design management involves organising innovative activity and constructing frameworks within which design takes place. In that context, this course introduces to you design management as a process that encompasses creativity and innovation. With project management tools to equip professionals with the right range of skills to tackle design management projects.

This course has been designed to develop a broad professional working understanding of management issues relating to the design process in relation to the built environment. It includes current theories of design process,  contemporary applications, the stimulus for change and relationships with procurement systems. Information and planning systems for the structuring and management of the design process in a range of situations including single discipline practice, multi-disciplinary consultancy and production organisations. Team dynamics and group working, the importance of communication in the design process; including dealing with customer and production interfaces, decision making methods relating to groups and finally the management of resources in the design process. All of these elements will challenge and broaden your current understanding of Design Management.

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks

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