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Global Project Management (Summer)

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Students in undergraduate Engineering have the opportunity to participate in a six-week professional experience centered in and around the global city of London, UK. Beginning in late April 2018, this summer workshop, which focuses on “thinking globally”, will consider how engineering operates in the new world order. As well as teaching principles of project management (using the PMBOK and Prince2 systems) this course also teaches the history and culture of urban design.  Students looking to enhance their global career prospects or to enter competitive graduate or professional programs will find great benefit in this specialized, international study experience. 

NOTE: completion of the 3 courses in this workshop will satisfy ALL 9 units of elective Complementary Studies credits required for the engineering undergraduate degree (two List A courses, one List D course). 

Global Project Management at the BISC


APSC 223/3.0 Global Project Management (Comp studies List D) 

This course will cover the knowledge areas and processes of the globally-recognized PM Body of Knowledge: integration, scope, cost, time, risk, human resources, stakeholders and procurement management. The focus will be a practical, applied approach, utilizing the global city of London, its engineering firms, experts, practitioners and massive engineering undertakings (The Shard, Cross-Rail, the Eurotunnel, the Thames Barrier, etc.) to investigate the problems, challenges and successes of managing global engineering projects. Note that the first week of instruction for this course will be held at Queen’s, prior to the start of the 6-week BISC-based workshop.  

INTS 324/3.0 International Perspectives in the Creative Arts ll: Deconstructing the City (Visual Space and the Modern) (Comp studies List A) 

This course examines how theories and debates in urban design have been implemented historically in the development of cities, and in the development of the culture of cities. This course will look intensively at how issues such as ghettoization, poverty management, and management of transportation networks, as well as disaster management has penetrated the cultural imagination, and how that cultural imagination then reshapes our relationship to the city. 

ENGL 278/3.0 Literature and Place: ‘Mapping the City’ (Comp studies List A)

This innovative course uses novels, short stories and poems to analyze the evolving vision of London as a world city. This is a textual based course, evaluating the changing nature of “space and place” in the urban environment by examining the literature of London over the past two-hundred years. 

Prerequisite: All students must have passed the Engineering and Applied Science English Proficiency Test (EPT) 

Teaching Methods 

Speakers, group work, numerous field studies, case studies, presentations, seminars, traditional lectures and evaluations of readings. 

Experiential Learning 

Students will have numerous experiential learning opportunities (ELOs) in London and the South East including an overnight trip to London.  Students will visit offices and sites of engineering interest.  Past experiential learning activities have involved visiting London’s Olympic village, a tour of Brunel’s engineering structures, visits to the offices of international companies such as Hatch International, Lloyds of London, Norman Foster Architects, Golcar Associates Engineering, and Allen and Overy International Law Firm.   

*Because many of the ELOs will be in the head offices of several global corporations, students should bring formal attire.  Many of these offices have a dress code, and so students should pack formal business wear.  Consider a blazer and trousers, and for men a jacket and tie.   

Program Schedule 2018 

  • 30th April – 16th June*

*There will be three sessional dates at the Queen’s Campus in Kingston Ontario.  These classes will be on Monday 30th April, Tuesday 1st May and Wednesday 2nd May.  These classes are mandatory and there will be course content delivered in those days.  These classes represent 12 hours of course content and will be assessed.    

The arrivals day in the UK will be Friday 4th May when orientation will take place.  First day of UK classes is Monday 7th May.

Enrolment Deadline 

Sunday 1st April 2018

Participant Profile 

  • Undergraduate student with Level 2 standing and in good academic standing. 
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 1.6, and have successfully completed APSC100, in order to attend. 


  • $11 631 (includes tuition, residence and meals at the Castle, transportation and entrance fees for ELOs. Students will need additional funds for personal spending, some meals during ELOs, health and travel insurance, and transport to and from the UK). 


Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
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