Project Management & Professional Communication

This course introduces students to all aspects of project management, helps them to communicate effectively with different types of audiences and prepares them for their immersion project and career planning.

TOOLBOX | #Science & Society | #Personal development | 4 ECTS

Semester 1 (Fall)


Learning outcomes

  • understand the importance of project management and be able to apply specific tools, models and processes.
  • design a communication strategy for different types of public and platforms (science, media, social-media, public...)
  • design career goals and identify how to reach the objectives, thanks to a two-year long individual coaching


  • Project Management
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Objectives and scope management
    • Stakeholders
    • Benchmark and market research
    • Time management and financial aspect
    • Assumptions and obstacles - Impact
  • Communication
    • Ocean literacy
    • Communication with the media
    • Communication via social media platforms
    • Presentation and public speaking (theory and coaching)
      • articulate ideas clearly and coherently thanks to speech therapy
      • learn how to design neat, clear and powerful presentation slides 
      • improve mental readiness, focus, ability to relax, energy and emotional control thanks to mental coaching
      • consider interpersonal communication power and influence, especially non-verbal communication

Instructors & Coachs

  • Florent Favier (Communication mentor)
  • Juliette Gilloteaux (Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Virginie Langlet (SKEMA Business School, FairPrivacy)
  • Christophe Mocquet (Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Eric Rottinger (IRCAN, Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Chris Sijbers (Car De Steijger)


  • Written examination (final)
  • Oral presentations
  • Workshops
The other Semester 1 modules
The other #Personal development modules
The other #Science and Society modules