Module title: Production Management

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

Module code: BSV11103
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, 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 :
Lectures provide additional breadth and depth to the printed materials issued to all students, with attendance and those distance/flexible learning, at the beginning of the module. Lectures will be provided for all subjects and lecture content will address all learning outcomes.


Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative
1 coursework will be submitted during the semester giving an opportunity for early feedback opportunity to students. This coursework will not be fixed within one specific area and so will be used to assess different learning outcomes from LO’s 1-5 in different years.

Summative:
A timetabled exam will take place at the end of semester. The exam will assess all learning outcomes from LO1 – 5 that have not been assessed in the formative coursework.

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.

Research/teaching linkages
Staff attendance at research conferences together with staff research in the area of construction project management practice will be used to support lecture materials and discussion subject matter.

Supporting equality and diversity
The nature of the delivery of the various components that make up this module provides scope for engaging students in the module content in ways which can be varied to accommodate a wide range of needs. Particular attention will be given to students with specific special needs, on an individual basis, to ensure that they receive an equivalent experience

Internationalisation
Construction must now be viewed as an international discipline.

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
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1-5 7-9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12 A4PAGES
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Production Management – analysis of construction strategies, physical production systems, on and off site production.
Production planning and programming: phase planning, progressive planning; programming techniques.
Analysis of work study techniques and their use in productivity studies.
Resource Management: manpower planning, plant management; sub-contractor selection, control and co-ordination; materials purchasing and control system; supply chain management and lean construction.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Discuss the nature of production in construction.
LO2: Compare and contrast various construction methods and strategies.
LO3: Evaluate Resource Management strategies and concepts in Construction.
LO4: Evaluate Resource Planning Requirements
LO5: Discuss and evaluate the importance of modern methods of production and the implications of lean production upon construction activity.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - HARRIS F., AND MCCAFFER, R (2013) MODERN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: WILEY BLACKWELL, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780470672174
Recommended - FELLOWS R., LANGFORD D., NEWCOMBE R. AND URRY, S. (2002) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE: BLACKWELL SCIENCE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0632064021
Recommended - COOKE B., AND WILLIAMS P. (2009) CONSTRUCTION PLANNING PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL: WILEY BLACKWELL, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781405183802
Recommended - GRIFFETH A., AND WATSON P. (2004) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0333968786
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