Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities, large or small, in order to meet the requirements of the particular project or temporary endeavor.
Project management is viewed as a generalized skill set that is sought after in both private industry and the public sector.
The graduate project management courses in the Department of Technology are designed to prepare technical professionals for entry into the fast growing ranks of project manager. This sequence is intended to help the technical manager begin to understand the processes and knowledge areas that are common to all projects.
All technology master's students must take these classes:
These are not preparation courses for the PMP or CAPM examinations. Each will provide more than 40 contact hours of basic education on project management related concepts, tools, techniques and methodologies. To assure that state-of-the-art practices are introduced, the Project Management Body of Knowledge was the basis for selecting content to be included in these introductory courses.