Technical Project Management (TPM) is a three-credit graduate engineering course that addresses the principles, strategies, and tools of project management that apply to a broad range of engineering projects.
The course is designed to help you improve your effectiveness as a leader of project teams and their collective work. Individual and group assignments are structured to meet the needs of a wide range of previous experience in project management, enabling students to expand their knowledge and applied skills.
This course is being offered to students interested in trying out our Master of Engineering degree offering. You will be able to test out your ability to learn online in a very collaborative environment.
The course seeks to encourage learning by challenging students to review, critically examine, and apply best practices and current project management strategies and tools. These are identified through textbook readings, case studies, and students’ sharing of experiences and insights. A team project provides a rich opportunity for collaborative learning through a carefully designed series of exercises in which students apply project management strategies and tools. You will get the opportunity to work with other engineering professionals from both small and large companies deployed in a variety of domains including design, manufacturing, IT, applications and capital projects.
The key overall goals for this course are to help you:
- Lead and contribute more effectively in your work environment, whether as a project manager, team leader, or individual contributor.
- Select and apply strategies to organize, plan, and complete projects appropriate to the complexity, culture, and context of individual projects and organizations.
- Lead and contribute to improvements in the project management strategies and practices at your current and future employers
- Grow in understanding and application of your leadership, management, communication, and teamwork skills.
This course includes a weekly live session as well as readings, recorded lectures, discussion forums, and group/independent work. Expect to spend nine hours each week on the course.
You will enroll for this class as a UW Special Student. Set up your UW account and begin your application! UW-Madison credits in your account can be used for future graduate programs.
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- Select: Post-Baccalaureate Special | Personal and Professional Development | UNDS
The course Academic Plan: EPD 612 Technical Project Management
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This course gives you the opportunity to sample the type of graduate-level courses you'll experience in our online degree programs, while strengthening your project management skills!
Earn UW credits that can be applied to other programs—including EPD graduate certificates and online master's degrees.