Module title: Construction Project Management 1

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09109
Module leader: Andrew Brown
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

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:
This module utilises a full lecture programme supported by tutorial sessions, which encompass case studies and use of advanced project management techniques. This gives the student a full theoretical foundation to the subject whilst giving an opportunity to apply this theory to practical situations via the case study with contextual analysis being required. The use of advanced project management techniques allows the student to utilise the interactive capabilities of information technology applications to solve problems or discover alternatives.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
PDP and competency based learning related to the construction and property industry are inherent within this module.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative Assessment:Coursework is utilised to develop research and evaluatory skills, with use of project management tools being encouraged in the project, giving formative and narrative assessment and feedback.
Summative Assessment: An Examination will provide summative assessment of the module.

Research/ teaching linkages
Where applicable , research in the area of Construction Project Management is integrated into the teaching of this module to ensure the student is aware of current issues and future movements in the field. This is carried out through the inclusion of material from International and National Conferences on Project Management issues run by various Professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building and CIRIA.


Supporting equality and diversity
Students are encouraged to participate in the class through tutorial interaction via case studies and group tutorials.
Delivery and content will operate within the universities policies on DDA ,equality and social inclusion.

Internationalisation
A substantial topic within this module is directed to the analysis, comparison and contrast of the approaches to Project Management in the Construction and property industries in the UK

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1 7 , WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Activities of project management and construction project leadership. International project management structures and procedures; (UK, US, EU, Japan). Analysis and designs of project management structures and teams. Prerequisites for effective project management; work breakdown structures; earned value analysis, variance analysis; time, cost quality, client analysis, variance analysis. Construction project appraisal and evaluation techniques. Performance analysis, programme evaluation and review technique.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: compare and contrast project management structures and functions in various international countries;
LO2: apply and evaluate various project management operational techniques;
LO3: critically appraise the activities and functions of the project management team;
LO4: critically appraise the organisation and management of project through the application of project
management techniques.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - WALKER A. (2015) PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION: WILEY BLACKWELL, 6th ed. - ISBN: 9781118500408
Recommended - LOCK D. (2013) PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GOWER PUBLISHING, 10th ed. - ISBN: 9781409452690
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