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Global Project Management

Dates: April 29 2019 - June 15 2019 (TBC)
Based: Kingston, ON and Herstmonceux, UK
Apply by: April 1 2019
Cost: $11,631 (2018)

In this exciting program based in Kingston, Canada and Herstmonceux Castle, UK, you will be challenged to think about how Engineering operates within global cultures and international cities. As well as teaching principles of project management (using the PMBOK® Guide and the PRINCE2® project management system) this course also teaches the history and culture of urban design, and provides a comprehensive portrait of both the culture of cities and how large projects are managed, financed, and completed.

In today’s job market, employers are seeking graduates with a variety of experiences that provide those graduates a competitive edge. So if you are looking to enhance your global career prospects or to enter competitive graduate or professional programs you'll find great benefit in this specialized, international study experience. Designed for Engineering students who have completed at least one year of university, this study abroad program is a unique opportunity for Engineers to gain international experience at the undergraduate level.

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One of the things I found the most intersting about the program was the ability to go and speak firsthand with practicing engineers in some of the biggest companies in London.
Jean-Luc, Sci '19

You don't have to take any time off from your degree - just an additional 6 weeks. It's not a long time but it's a super valuable program because you get so much out of it.
Jamie-Lee, Sci '17

  • Gain access to key industry figures and become aware of recruitment opportunities with international firms
  • Kingston-based bootcamp to develop your skills. Part 1 delivered by guest experts in Kingston, Ontario. Part 2 delivered on-site at the BISC's Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, UK
  • Study abroad and keep your degree on track: by taking courses in the summer you will still graduate on time and may even have a lighter course load in future semesters
  • Learn the practical benefits of project management, as well as key critical and analytical skills, to elevate your understanding of project design and implementation 
  • Open to students across Engineering disciplines: previous students have come from chemical, electrical, civil, computer, mathematical mechanical engineering and even engineering physics
  • Completion of the 3 courses in this program will satisfy all 9 units of elective Complementary Studies credits required for the Engineering undergraduate degree at Queen's University (two List A courses, one List D course)
  • Non-repayable bursaries valued up to $2500 available for eligible students
Fees based on 2018 and subject to change.

Completion of the 3 courses in this program will satisfy all 9 units of elective Complementary Studies credits required for the Engineering undergraduate degree at Queen's University (two List A courses, one List D course).

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 program.

Prerequisites: APSC 221 or CHEE 310 or permission of the instructor. Students should have taken engineering economics prior to taking the Global Project Management courses, however it is not critical, if you have not yet completed APSC 221 or CHEE 310, please e-mail Lynann Clapham to discuss the possibility of a prerequisite waiver.

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.

Westminster tube station

Experiential Learning Opportunities

As well as in-class study, you will spend 5 to 6 days in London, visiting offices and sites of global significance, and will examine the engineering, construction, and planning of these spaces. Past Experiential Learning Opportunities have involved:

  • meeting the senior directors of Hatch International’s European division
  • visits to the offices of the London Legacy Development Corporation
  • invitations to Allen and Overy Solicitors, and Golder Associates
  • talks from senior architects at Norman Foster architects and Richard Rogers architects
  • guided visits to large projects such as the Thames Barrier, the celebrated Lloyds of London building, and the London Olympic Park, as well as various museums and spaces of cultural interest.

Houses of Parliament in London, UK from the South Bank

Mid-Term Trip

You will spend 2 days in the global city of London, which will be the basis for a series of case studies on project management, and be introduced to the culture of employment in the Engineering and project management sectors.

Past Speakers

Past speakers have included:
  • Jim Pearce, Director of the London office of Hatch International Ltd
  • Key figures in project financing from Goldman Sachs and BlackRock Investment Management
  • Architects from the award-winning firm Norman Fosters and Associates

The APSC 223 course is taught by Darya Duma, an experienced engineer and project manager who has worked in Toronto and internationally. She has been teaching principles of project management with Procept Associates, for 15 years and has held a principal role with the GPM program since 2015: http://procept.com/team/darya-duma

The other two courses are taught by experienced teaching staff at the Bader International Study Centre, Dr Peter Lowe, and Dr Robert Hyland.

Think outside the box

DateActivity
April 29 - May 1 (dates TBC) Bootcamp in Kingston, ON
May 3 Students arrive
May 6 Classes start
Week 1 Experiential Learning Opportunities for ENG 278. Past ELOs have been to the Museum of London and the Postal Museum, including a ride on an underground rail, mail delivery system
Week 2 Classes; Experiential Learning Opportunities for INTS 324. Past ELOs in this week have included a visit to the Olympic Village, a visit to the Thames Barrier flood protection system; a visit to the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
Week 2 Classes; Experiential Learning Opportunities for INTS 324. Past ELOs in this week have included a visit to the Olympic Village, a visit to the Thames Barrier flood protection system; a visit to the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
Week 3 Classes; Independent travel weekend
Week 4 Classes; Independent travel weekend
Week 5 Classes; Overnight trip to London. Past ELOs have included visits to Lloyds of London, Hatch International, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Allen and Overy, Norman Foster and Partners, and the Siemans Crystal
June 13 Classes end
June 15 Students depart
Schedule is subject to change without notice based on availability
Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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