How UL is meeting the growing demand for project management skills in engineering
01 June 2017
Demand for project management skills in engineering is growing
The Project Management Institute (PMI) estimated that more than 15 million new project management related roles would be created globally across engineering industries between 2010 and 2020. However, despite career opportunities flourishing, the demand for engineering professionals with project management skills is not matched by available personnel with such competencies. There has never been a more pressing need for engineering professionals to strengthen their project management capabilities and widen their business skills.
Technical expertise has a key role to play in understanding project requirements but to deliver projects successfully requires a broader skill set such as leadership, strategic thinking, budgeting, people management, risk management and decision making skills.
Essential project management skills for ambitious engineers
The Centre for Project Management at University of Limerick, established in 1992, is one of few Centres of Excellence globally which specialise in project management education, training and research. Their PMI-GAC accredited, part-time Online Masters in Project and Programme Management is designed to equip engineers with the complete range of project management skills, knowledge and competencies in areas such as:
Develop the skills to question and challenge, and adapt new ideas and frameworks to suit different contexts.
To manage projects is to manage people. Learn how to effectively manage and lead individuals and teams across your projects.
Learn how to design and manage the overall communication needs of projects and programmes.
Learn how to make smarter, structured decisions and initiate creative solutions to project issues.
Develop solid negotiation skills and establish a capacity to negotiate successfully with all project stakeholders.
View projects from multiple perspectives to get a complete view of potential risks and appropriate responses.
Wider Business Skills
Develop broad knowledge areas such governance, international relations, commercial impact and more.
Trevor Donnellan is a 2016 Graduate of the MSc in Project & Programme Management at U.L.
“The course offers wider business and organisational skills and knowledge beyond just project management skills. It is excellent to help accelerate your career into more strategic and management roles. As a result of studying the Online MSc in Project & Programme Management, I secured a permanent engineering role at Boston Scientific, which then led to my current position as VP of Modular Automation.”
The next step to progress your career
Whether your ambition is to strengthen employment or promotion opportunities, move to a management role, build cross-industry capabilities or enjoy greater success in your current engineering role, the PMI-GAC accredited Online Masters in Project & Programme Management from University of Limerick provides the perfect blend of industry-relevant content and practical skills to help you achieve your goal.
Applications for the September 2017 intake are now open and the class size is limited. For further information, please download the course brochure or contact programme director Dr. John Lannon directly using the contact details below.
Dr. John Lannon
Programme Director – Online MSc in Project & Programme Management,
Centre for Project Management,
University of Limerick
T: (+353) 61 234656