Core Module Information
Module title: Production Management

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

Module code: BSV11703
Module leader: Ahmed Mohamed
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Production Management – analysis of construction productivity strategies, 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:

Upon 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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, 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: Ahmed Mohamed
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The Production Management module is designed to provide the theory of operational construction management through the powerpoint lectures and coursenotes , but to then apply this theory to practical problems based on case studies and industry based situational problems
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 and structured Production 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. . A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback – will be provided in coursework 1 which 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 Assessment:
Summative assessment will be provided throughout the module in the form of two components. Firstly a mid-module assessment in the form of a professional style report ,will offer formative and summative assessment (50%) testing a selection of LOs 1-5, and the final assessment in the form of a formal Examination which will contribute the rest of module marks (50%).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 155
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Online Guided independent study 40
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3,4,5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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