BMGT45510 Hot Topics in Project Mgmt

Academic Year 2023/2024

The module will use the UN SDG's, sustainability and Design Thinking as the 3 pillars of focus.

2 assessments:
1) Team project to engage with a charity and either raise funds &/or awareness and document the project. Chairy project brief was delivered at the end of previous semester when semester teams were formed.

2) Individual project based around the UN SDG's to "Make a difference".

Using one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, make a difference.
• Make the world a better place.
• Make a positive change.
• Make someone’s life better.

Plan, execute & implement a measurable positive change.
Present your project as you see fit.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, students will:

- Know about the UN SGD's - what they are, why they are important.
- Know about some key aspects of sustainability and why this topic is of key focus for many people, companies and governments.
- Understand the Design Thinking framework and have completed a Design Sprint.

Having these understandings should enable students to execute projects better and incorporate these key issues into their plans and execution.

Indicative Module Content:

17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Design Thinking framework
Sustainability as a key issue for projects to incorporate

Some classroom based (either in-person of virtual) activities will be supplemented by practical research, presentations and activities.

Student Effort Type Hours


Project Supervision


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Charity engagement project to raise funds &/or awareness. Assessment is based on the process report submitted by each team. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Assignment: Outlined in detail in the module introduction document, but briefly an individual project based around the UN SDG's to "make a difference". Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Interim feedback will be given for team assignments and individual assignments post-assessment. Peer review may be used for team assignments.

Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 39 Thurs 09:30 - 16:30
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 38 Tues 09:30 - 16:30
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 38, 39 Wed 09:30 - 16:30

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