The College of Engineering have seen its first cohort of students pass the Association for Project Management’s (APM) Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) very successfully, all scoring above 80 per cent.

The Master’s level module ‘EG-M85 Strategic Project Planning’ has been accredited by the APM since the last academic year 2018-19 and gives students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the principles of project management.

Dr Kiyo Wada, Senior Lecturer for Aerospace Engineering and the Module’s Coordinator, says “It has been our first attempt to sponsor the students to take the APM PFQ Exam, with an aim to support students’ future career progressions.

I believe that the successful completion of the module and achievement of PFQ will impart confidence and competency to the students to deal with a project as project professionals.”

On passing the exam Alex Cavalli said “I feel taking the exam is definitely worth it as speaking to those who I know work in the engineering industry, project management is becoming more and more important. “

Sean Lewis added “I am quite confident that it will help me in my future career, even in roles not directly related to project management.”

Improving student’s employability is one of the College’s main priorities and currently 97% of our 16/17 graduates in work or study within 6 months of their graduation, 93% of those in a graduate level jobs.

To find out more about Aerospace Engineering or Employability within the College of Engineering please visit our website www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering.