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MSC /Higher Degree in Project Planning

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Nadeem Akram
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Dear Friends,

I am working as Senior Engineer in Building Department in United Kingdom.
I asked my director , want to become a planner ,he is kind enough to give me oppertunity to become a planner.
Hopefully i will be assisting a Senior Planner asta power project planner for a few weeks.

I have got 18 year Civil Engineering Experience and I did 40 day course in Primavera Project Planning.
Can any friend please guide me Is any Institution /College/University offer part time MSC- OR BSc Degree in Project Planning . I have Done BSc Civil Engineering and I want to do MSc in Project Planning.Improve my planning education.
Can any one please guide me where I can do in UK?
mY e-mail is nadeem.akram@hotmail.com please reply me asap.

Kind Regards

Nadeem Akram
United Kingdom

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Daya Sugunasingha
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I do not know if there is a degree course for planning alone but a project management degree would cover the basic.
In planning you need to be able to break an operation into smaller logical activities, understand the sequential nature of the activities and be able to calculate the duration, resourses etc.
Knowledge in the process is what you need and also logical thinking. Talking to those who have done it before is a very good way of understanding the process, but think of a better way and discuss with those with the experience of having done it before.
Detail drawings will usually indicate how it all gets built up. These things you will not get from a course. Just logical thinking.
Of course! then being able to communicate your plan to the rest of the team need an ability to use the planning softwere nowadays.
I hope this is a help.