• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


A good project schedule helps all team members’ work together to meet project objectives. A project budget with realistic cost constraints is also an essential bedrock of any project. 

In this Budgeting and Scheduling Projects offered by Coursera in partnership with UC Irvine, Division of Continuing Education you’ll learn to plan and stick to time and cost constraints in order to ensure the success of your projects.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the resource needs of the project
  • Decompose work packages into activities
  • Define what is needed to estimate activity durations
  • Define milestones and create a milestone schedule
  • Determine the critical path and calculate float
  • Describe the purpose of using leads and lags in a project schedule
  • Estimate the quantities and costs of resources required to perform project activities
  • Select one of three common cost estimating techniques to determine a project budget
  • Use a responsibility assignment matrix to assign responsibilities
  • Recognize the components of a project’s quality management plan

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 5 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Get Started!
  • Resource Needs & Quality Management
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Wrap Up

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

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