Core Module Information
Module title: Project Management

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

Module code: BSV11701
Module leader: Lina Khaddour
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

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

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon 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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lina Khaddour
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The Project Management module utilises online powerpoint lectures and coursenotes to provide the core material and group discussions will also be provided for all topics and again these will be directed towards the accomplishment of all learning outcomes. . A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process.
This module will provide the opportunity for you to apply new knowledge within the context of your professional experience, reflecting on and learning from your prior experience and knowledge, and developing abilities to apply this to new situations. You will be taught how to analyse, synthesise and solve complex unstructured Construction Project Management problems, and to develop your interpersonal skills, to be able to interact effectively with a range of other international students. This module also develops in you an active approach to studying and the capacity for independent learning.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback – will be provided in the module through the self-assessment questions. This will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding. Appropriate feedback will be available automatically and immediately once the task is completed.
The mid-module assessment feedback will also serve to act as formative feedback to inform the students in the completion of the end of module assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be provided throughout the module in the form of two components. Firstly a mid-module assessment will offer formative and summative assessment (50%) testing the Los 1,2,3,, and the final assessment will contribute the rest of module marks (50%) covering the Los 4,5.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Online Guided independent study 40
Online Guided independent study 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Project Management