Module title: Construction Management 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08106
Module leader: Andrew Brown
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Brown
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This is a classroom based module. Lectures are supported by tutorials. The lecture programme is outlined in the Module Study Guide, which includes an indicative reading list. Students are encouraged to read individual sections before each lecture and to reflect on their learning at tutorial sessions. Interim assessment in the form of coursework will encourage the student to develop essay and report writing skills and raise awareness of management issues in the industry.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The module encourages the use of communication skills, problem solving and case study analysis, involving the student in transferable activities whilst applying these within an industrial context.

Formative Assessment:
Two courseworks set in essay format to give indication of students' understanding of the subjects and ability in assessment structuring, referencing and presentation - formative feedback issued together with summative mark issued to students on completion of work.

Summative Assessment:
The attainment of Learning Outcomes will be summatively assessed using two Courseworks that will require essays on a variety of the LOs.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Essay 50 4,5,6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Organisation theory: principles, objectives, structures and characteristics; management theorists, the processes of management and their interactive functions; leadership; styles and themes; principles of motivation; incentive schemes and job analysis; authority; responsibility and power delegation; decision making theory and operational analysis; communication processes; methods, barriers and organisational linkage; personal management; planning, training and development, job evaluation and disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: appraise the various management functions and examine their particular applications in construction;
LO2: compare and contrast organisation theories and assess their use in construction and property contexts;
LO3: describe and evaluate the functions, roles and responsibilities of a personnel department;
LO4: describe and evaluate motivation theories; apply them in a construction context linking to incentive schemes.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - COLE G A. (2004) MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE: THOMSON LEARNING, 6th ed. - ISBN: 1844800881
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