UNI 4020V Mega Projects and Managing Complex Projects
This is a Boston University (BU) course provided via DAU with BU professors. Megaprojects and Complex Project Management is an essential component to successful acquisition strategies, decision-making, and program execution. This multidisciplinary program focuses on capital-intensive public and private development throughout the world. Using several civil engineering megaprojects including Boston’s Big Dig, London’s Crossrail, and Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport. Case analysis will illustrate the role of public-private partnerships, division of responsibility, and risk sharing.
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Target Attendees
NH-III/IV and equivalent defense acquisition workforce members, including business - cost estimating, business - financial management, contracting, engineering & technical management, lifecycle logistics, program management, and test & evaluation functional areas
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Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
30 student hours, over the course of 5 weeks (see Notes)
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
Equivalent Courses  N/A
ACE Recommended Credits  4 Boston University Credits
PDS Code  B3H
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  0
Continuous Learning Points 30 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • This course is restricted to DoD employees. Walk-ins NOT authorized.
  • Level III certification in Business Cost Estimating, Business Financial Management, Contracting, Engineering, Life Cycle Logistics, Program Management OR Test & Evaluation career field is REQUIRED for all attendees.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams Education.

  • Course design:
  • 2 Virtual instructor-led (VILT) sessions in week 1 (Mon-Thurs 11:00-2:00pm)
  • 1 VILT session weeks 2-5 (Thurs 11:00-2:00pm)
  • Weekly assignments between live sessions