UN0603 – Project Management for Nuclear Engineers

2019 Version 


  May 11-12, 2019
  May 25-26, 2019
  June 15-16, 2019
  July 6-7, 2019

 Start Time:

  9:00 a.m.


   Room 1-0   (Lecturer Theatre)
   Durham College – Whitby Campus
   610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7


  Darya Duma
  email:  duma.4dpm@bell.net
  • Final date to Register – May 24, 2019
  • Last day to Drop Course – May 24, 2019


Prerequisite: Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program

  • All classes will be held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 9:00 am
  • Distance Education – If you will be participating in the course using distance education please inform the instructor by email prior to the course commencing. Access distance ed courses by using Webex
  • It is our understanding that the Project Management Institute (PMI) will credit 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for students who have successfully completed the course. We have likewise been informed that if students want to claim 35 PDUs to be permitted write the Project Management Professional (PMP exam), or claim 60 PDUs to maintain their PMP, they just have to claim it under Category 4 PDUs. We do not speak for PMI, however, so if this issue is key for you, please confirm it with PMI directly at http://www.pmi.org.
Course Overview:
Project management (PM) has evolved from being an accidental job title into a chosen profession for many, especially for engineers. Even if you choose to follow a strictly technical career path, you will almost certainly be working on projects, and this course can help you understand that context. Employers very much value competence in project management. This course covers most of the knowledge areas and processes of the globally recognized PM Body of Knowledge: integration, scope, cost, time, risk, human resources, stakeholders, communications, and procurement management. We take a practical, applied approach, with large and small group discussion, individual and team assignments. We emphasize global projects. The course includes team papers and presentations on “lessons learned” from actual international and domestic projects, and case study discussions.
Course Objectives:
  • Understand the most commonly recognized framework and terminology of PM
  • Value the importance of a disciplined process to manage projects
  • Add techniques to your PM “toolbox”, increasing your value to an employer and to the marketplace
  • Increase your own PM “lessons learned” from actual engineering projects
  • Optional: With further reading and work experience, be prepared to sit for one of the PM designation examinations
Lead Instructor:
Darya Duma, PEng, PMP, PSP is a Senior Trainer and Consultant. She was a Vice‐President with Procept and is currently a freelance consultant and Owner of 4DPM. Darya was the Quality Manager responsible for maintaining Procept’s ISO 9001 registration. Practice areas include PM methodology design, PM software implementation, and course design and delivery. Darya was a member of the PMI REP Advisory Board and is the Vice‐chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee on ISO/TC 258 for projects, programmes and portfolios. She is Program Director for Procept’s 10‐day Mechanical Contracting Project Management course at the University of Waterloo. Her corporate customers include Canada’s two largest nuclear electricity generators, a defense contractor and two mining corporations. She is a practicing Project Manager with extensive international experience, including developing national and international standards for CSA and ISO, and managing elevator installations for a mechanical contractor.


Course Material