Master of Science in Programme and Project Management

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major

Awarded by
Awarded by

WMG, University of Warwick, UK

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time & Part-time, (Full-time, 1 year | Part-time, 2 years)

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 08 Jul 2023 for International Applicants, Now till 18 Aug 2023 for Local Applicants (for Oct 2023 Full-time Intake) | Now till 25 Nov 2022 (for Jan 2023 Part-time Intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$35,149.50 to S$36,906.44

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Master of Science in Programme and Project Management, University of Warwick


Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: WMG, University of Warwick, UK

Master the art of project management
This programme is designed for graduates and professionals who want to move into project management, either in their current technical and business field, or into a new field of expertise.

Why WMG Master’s?

  • Three-way participation: University + Organisation + Participant
  • Combine academic excellence with industrial experience
  • First-hand understanding of issues facing modern business and industry
  • Application-based assignments and projects
  • Developed with industry to address real-world problems
  • Global inputs and experience

 
Benefits to Organisations/Businesses

  • On the job (in-company) assignments & projects
  • Approach business issues as you would with an external consultant
  • Immediate application of both concepts and tools
  • This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), keeping participants in steps with real-world professional practice.  

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Learning Outcomes

You will:  

  1. Develop a broad set of transferrable skills which have wide application
  2. Learn methodologies, tools, principles and philosophies to develop and manage small and large scale projects, multiple projects and programmes
  3. Appreciate the management of financial aspects of projects; the strategic management of people in organisations and how these relate to the wider business strategy
  1. Gain practical experience through applied syndicate activities and current case studies,
  2. Develop your leadership potential through critical thinking, global vision, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates can expect to take on roles in service industries, information technology, engineering or any other business area needing project management skills.  

While some of these university graduates have gone into project planning and management roles with BAE Systems, Alstom Power, Read Recruitment, Network Rail, Vogue, Disneyland, Ashford and McCuire, others have gone on to work with Ferrovial (Statistical Analyst), IBM (System Analyst), China Everbright Bank (Risk Manager), DTZ (Marketing Officer), Government of Punjab (middle management), and Evalueserve Business Consulting (Business Analysts).

Also, graduates may further their studies in PhD and doctoral programmes from universities around the world upon completion of this programme.

Why study at SIM x The University of WarWick

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SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.
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Warwick was ranked University of the Year for Teaching Quality (Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2022)  
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64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023)
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6th most frequently targeted university among UK’s top employers (The Graduate Market in 2022, High Fliers Research).
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Intake Dates

Jan 2023 Part-time Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

7 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2024 (2 years)

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now till 25 Nov 2022 (Local applicants)

Date & period is subject to change by the University.

Mar 2023 Part-time Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

11 Mar 2023 to 28 Feb 2025 (2 years)

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now till 28 Jan 2023 (Local applicants)

Date & period is subject to change by the University.

May 2023 Part-time Intake
 

PROGRAMME DURATION

6 May 2023 to 30 Apr 2025 (2 years)

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now till 25 Mar 2023
(Local applicants)

Date & period is subject to change by the University.

Oct 2023 Full-time Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

1 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024 (1 year) 

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now till 8 Jul 2023 (International applicants)
Now till 18 Aug 2023 (Local applicants)

Date & period is subject to change by the University.

Full-time
Programme duration / maximum candidature: 1 year

Part-time
Programme duration: 2 years
Maximum candidature: 3 years
 

There will not be any refund or recourse should participants fail to complete the programme requirements within the candidature period.

Curriculum

Structure

  • Comprise nine taught modules (of two core modules, four optional core modules and three electives) and an MSc dissertation, totalling to 180 credits.
    • Taught modules – 90 credits
    • MSc Dissertation – 90 credits
  • Delivered on a modular basis at SIM campus, every module is approximately made up of 40 contact hours.
  •  All learning resources are accessible online by participants to support study and research on their personal computers for in-class coursework and dissertation.
  • Fully taught by faculty from WMG, University of Warwick, ensuring the same academic input for the Singapore programme.
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 218 KB)
  • Average Teacher-Participant Ratio – 1:35
  • Exemptions: Nil  
  • Minimum Class Size: 20 participants to commence. If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, participants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.
  • Face-to-face Delivery: Generally held in classes on SIM campus unless otherwise stated.

 
Full-time
Participants will be offered modules based on the first 9 modules commencing from the start of the programme. Typically, modules are delivered intensively over five full days in the day and for some modules, over week nights and full day on weekends – in sessions of 3 to 9 hours usually over 1 week or 2 weekends.

Part-time
Modules are delivered typically in January, March, May, July, September and November, usually 3 hours on weekdays and 9 hours on weekends. Generally, participants may choose from the modules offered at SIM during the candidature period. However, it is recommended of participants to complete modules in the first eighteen months and focus on dissertation in the remaining six months.

Typical Module Schedule
Mon – Fri: 6:30pm – 10pm (Wed: no class)
Sat: 9am – 6pm (2 weekends)
Sun: 9am – 6pm (1 weekend)
Schedule is subject to change by the University.

Assessment & Attendance

  • 100% attendance rate
  • Participants will be assessed by coursework – the application of concepts and tools to solve company problems. Coursework can take various forms such as written assignment, project, presentation etc. The assessments are subject to change by the University and some coursework may be group-based.
  • Participants will progress through each module upon completion of its coursework.

Requirements to Graduate

To attain the Master of Science in Programme and Project Management, participants must successfully complete the coursework of nine modules, an MSc Dissertation and meet the conferral requirements of the programme.

The degree awarded and the degree certificate will be the same as that awarded in the UK.

A degree congregation ceremony presided by the University of Warwick is normally held once every two years at SIM HQ. Alternatively, graduates may choose to attend the degree congregation in January or July in the UK.

Modules

The modules offered will be at the discretion of WMG, University of Warwick and SIM.

  • Managing the Multi-Project/Programme Environment*
  • Project Planning, Management and Control

*Pre-requisite module: Project Planning, Management and Control

  • Programme and Project Strategy
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Leading Change
  • Organisations, People and Performance

  • Innovation
  • Lean Principles and Applications
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Product Design and Development Management
  • Quality Management and Techniques
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Strategy and Strategic Management
  • Legal Aspects of Global Business

 
View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 318 KB)

Participants will work on a genuine business issue for their MSc dissertation, guided by industrialists and academic supervisors, in compliance with the University’s guidelines and standards. All dissertation consultations and submission must be conducted during the candidature period.

On completion, dissertations will be moderated by a senior member of the University and participants are required to conduct an oral presentation on their dissertation topic.

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (UK Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent) or
  • Bachelor’s degree (UK Lower 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent) with at least two years of relevant post-qualification professional experience; or  
  • Successful completion of WMG’s relevant Postgraduate Award; or  
  • Successful completion of SIM Graduate Diploma Programme; or
  • Mature candidates (at least 30 years old) with a Singapore Local Polytechnic Diploma and at least eight years of relevant work experience.

Candidates with other qualifications can be assessed on individual merit.

Applicants who have a work permit or employment pass can be considered for admission to part-time study.

English Language Requirements

A Secure English Language Test (SELT) is required as proof of English Language Proficiency. This test must have been conducted within 2 years of the formal start date for the programme.

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • TOEFL 92 (iBT) overall with scores in listening=21, speaking=23, reading=22 and writing=21; or  
  • Pearson Test in English (Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (with at least 59 in each of the four component scores);

Applicants whose entry qualification was attained in Singapore or other English Speaking Country (as defined by UKVI) in the last two years with at least two years of study in an English medium institution are exempted from English Proficiency Requirement.

Applicants who have worked in an international company for at least the last two years where English is the day-to-day language of business may be exempted from the English Proficiency Requirement based on written company evidence of their proficiency in the use of English for Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing on a daily basis.

Other Requirements

  • Two satisfactory academic/industrial referees, and
  • A letter of academic interest and objective in undertaking postgraduate study

An interview by the Programme Director and / or Programme Faculty may be required as part of the admission process.  

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Fees & Financial Aid

All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST for the intakes in 2022 and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks).

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.  

Programme Fees

Full-time: Fees are payable over three instalments in April, October, and January. Per instalment payable is based on the number of modules taken in each term.

Part-time: Fees are payable on a per-module basis.

Breakdown

Fee

Per Module (applies to repeat fee, subject to approval)

S$3,539.56 (international students, full-time)
S$3,370.50 (local students, full-time & part-time)

MSc Dissertation

S$5,050.40 (international students, full-time)
S$4,815.00 (local students, full-time & part-time)

Total

S$36,906.44 (international students, full-time)
S$35,149.50 (local students, full-time & part-time)

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST

International Student Induction Fee 

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience. 

As applicable, this is payable with the programme fee’s first instalment. 

S$428.00 

Application Fee 

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed. 

Local applicants: S$96.30 

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of all fees related to Student’s Pass application)