Core Module Information
Module title: Project Management

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR08107
Module leader: Chrysoula Pantsi
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Project Planning and Control Techniques
Critical Path Analysis. Bar Charts. Activity on Arrow Networks. Precedence Networks. Float in Project Planning. Time-location diagrams. Line of balance Techniques. The Programme Evaluation and Review (PERT) Techniques. Time-Cost Optimisation, Commercial software for project planning

Health and Safety Law and Practice
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The CDM Regulations 2015. Other Regulations governing construction Activities. Safety Risk Assessments.

Management systems
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) systems - Building Information Modelling (BIM) software tools- Navisworks, Environmental management systems - BREEAM, LEED, Code for sustainable homes, CEEQUAL for civil engineering projects, Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP).

Construction Procurement
Traditional Procurement. Design and Build. Construction Management. Management Contracting. Framework Agreements. Turnkey Contracts. PFI/PPP Procurement, Partnering, Standard Conditions of Contract. Introduction to NEC.

Project Appraisal
Techniques of Investment Appraisal. Payback Period, Accounting Rate of Return, Discounted Cash flow Techniques. Net Present Value. Internal rate of return. The Cost of Capital, Reducing Construction Waste. Key Performance Indicators.

Project Risk Analysis and Management
Risk Identification. Risk Analysis Methods. Expected Monetary Value. Sensitivity Analysis. Utility Theory. Risk Transfer. Risk Allocation in Contracts. Pricing Risk in Tenders.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Carry out Project Planning and Control Techniques within a project
LO2: Understand health and safety laws and regulations relating to the construction industry and develop safe systems of work.
LO3: Effectively manage the Risk within a project and carry out risk assessments
LO4: Evaluate the principles and methods of construction project procurement and the professional and ethical considerations that underpin them.
LO5: Apply principles of cost estimating and evaluate the financial performance of construction organisations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Chrysoula Pantsi
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Each face-to-face activity uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discuission, case analysis to develop student engagement. In addition you will be asked to complete a range of online and directed learning activities (focusing on development of the concepts covered in the main learning themes) which are based on active learning and encourage students to develop as independent learners. The course will also feature guest speakers from industry discussing current issues relating to LO3.

LO6 Collaboration with students from other European universities through face-to-face interactions, compliment the overall understanding of managing civil engineering projects across Europe.

You will engage in developmental exercises so as to better understand their personal skills and attributes and how to develop them to increase their employability. The key skills are: a) Communication skills - oral and written skills through coursework assessment, tutorials and online activities; b) Group work – asssessment, and some tutorials and lectures. You are encouraged to reflect on what you have learned in the module and apply it to their personal situation.

Formative Assessment:
Students receive formative feedback on their performance during tutorials and asessment feedback sessions.
The use of discussion forums within Moodle also offers students the opportunity for feedback and support from their peer group.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes place at end of the module in the form of a time limited class test. (LOs 1-6)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Online Guided independent study 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 2,3,4,6 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 500
Class Test 40 1,4,5,6 12 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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