Module title: Project Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11101
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 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
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

Lectures will be provided for all subjects and lecture content will address all learning outcomes.

Group discussions will also be provided for all topics and again these will be directed towards the accomplishment of all learning outcomes.

Tutorials will be used to further support lectures and group discussions, however, tutorials will be particularly used to support learning in relation to Learning Outcomes 4 and 5 where solutions or strategies are sought and where competence in the use of specific tools and techniques needs to be demonstrated.

LTA Approach for Distance Learning
For distance learning students are directed through the use of a range of web based materials where students reflect upon issues associated with the principles and practices of Project Management. All learning outcomes will be supported by the virtual learning environment.
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Students taking this module will already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or have undertaken equivalent learning. The purpose here is to provide additional expertise in their chosen field. The School has very active ties to employers through the well established Industrial Liaison Committees.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessment of whether the learning outcomes have been attained will be performed using two courseworks. The first coursework will require students to investigate current literature and thinking in relation to Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3. The second coursework will require the student to demonstrate application of problem solving techniques in conjunction with the use of project management tools and techniques. The second coursework will be aligned with Learning Outcomes 4 and 5.

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 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3 7-10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12 A4 PAGE
Other 50 4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= AS ADVISED
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

1. Introduction to project management, what it involves in the modern construction project, and its evolution. 2. The contemporary construction client; why an understanding of clients is vital to successful project management. 3. Project Organisation. 4. Power, Authority, Politics and Responsibility in Project Management. 5. Project Planning using Work Breakdown Structures and Network Analysis techniques. 6. Project Control using Variance Analysis and Earned Value Analysis.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Analyse and evaluate the project management role in construction projects
LO2: Analyse the organisation and management requirements of construction projects.
LO3: Appraise the overall process within which construction projects are conceived, designed, constructed and evaluate the problems that are encountered in each stage.
LO4: Demonstrate an understanding of available solutions and/or strategies to deal with common project management problems.
LO5: Be competent in the use of Project Management tools with respect to WBS, CPN and EVA.

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, 10th ed. - ISBN: 9781409452690
Recommended - COOKE B. AND WILLIAMS P. (2009) CONSTRUCTION PLANNING, PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL: WILEY BLACKWELL, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781405183802
Recommended - FEWINGS P. (2013) CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH: ROUTLEDGE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780415613453
Recommended - WINCH G M. (2010) MANAGING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: WILEY BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405184571
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