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Rice University

Engineering Project Management: Scope, Time and Cost Management

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Scope, time, and cost management are at the heart of successful project management. This course will give you the tools to develop a project scope, schedule and budget and then status them to predict project performance. Throughout the course, you will learn about change management and techniques to implement it. By the end of this course you will be able to: • Create a requirements document • Create a Project Scope Statement • Identify ways to control the scope of the project • Decompose the work and develop work packages • Create a Work Breakdown Structure • Develop a Critical Path Schedule • Review types of cost estimates and identify whether they are “top down or bottom up” • Review budgets, contingencies and reserves • Calculate planned and earned values to compare with actual cost • Perform a cost and schedule analysis Each week you will prepare a key deliverable for the project plan based on a provided Case Study. These deliverables include: • Project Scope Statement • Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary • Critical Path schedule sequence diagram • Bar Chart Schedule (Gantt Chart) • Project Cost Estimate • Project Status using an Earned Value Calculation All of this will position you to set up a plan to control your next assignment or your next project whether this is as the project manager or as an area leader. Rice Center for Engineering Leadership is a Registered Education Provider through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Learners who complete this course on the Certificate track will be awarded 14 hours of Profession Development Units. These are recognized by PMI for continuing education or can be applied toward the 35 hours of education required for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


  • Course Introduction
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Cost Estimation
  • Earned Value Management
  • Course 2 Final Exam

Taught by

Tom Phalen and Kazimir Karwowski


3.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at Coursera based on 1300 ratings

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  • Pham Viet Cuong
    this course is good that trainning engineers have many knowleadge in the managemant: cost, estimation, budget, planning, evaluating the schedule and budget of the project. This course is convenients for engineering constructions
  • Profile image for MOHAMMED ABDULLAH ALI
    Thank you for making this course available for free .

    It is important for engineers to learn to manage projects, I benefited a lot from this course

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