UN0603 – Project Management for Nuclear Engineers

2015 Version 


May 9 & 10, 2015
May 23 & 24, 2015
June 6 & 7, 2015
June 20 & 21, 2015
 Start Time:

9:00 a.m.

Lecturer Theatre
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7
Keith Farndale


  • Final date to Register – May 22, 2015
  • Last day to Drop Course – May 22, 2015


  • All classes will be held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 9:00 am
  • Distance Education – If you will be participating in the course using distance education please inform the instructor by email prior to the course commencing. Access distance ed courses by using Blackboard Collaborate
  • It is our understanding that the Project Management Institute (PMI) will credit 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for students who have successfully completed the course. We have likewise been informed that if students want to claim 35 PDUs to be permitted write the Project Management Professional (PMP exam), or claim 60 PDUs to maintain their PMP, they just have to claim it under Category 4 PDUs. We do not speak for PMI, however, so if this issue is key for you, please confirm it with PMI directly at http://www.pmi.org.


Course Description:

Project Management is emerging as perhaps the key core competency in engineering in the 21st century industrial workplace. This course in Project Management will prepare nuclear engineers in the application of this discipline in their work. It is an intensive investigation into the major principles of Project Management slanted towards, but not exclusively about, the management of nuclear engineering projects. The course uses the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) as a skeleton and expands that coverage with relevant examples from nuclear, software and general engineering. Special emphasis will be placed on Risk Management, particularly in the area of safety-critical projects. The graduate will be well-positioned both to apply the knowledge in their area of engineering and to sit the PMI’s PMP examination. The course will be taught by a professional engineer holding the PMP certification, using many case studies from industry and engineering.

Prerequisite: Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program


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