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CEG3002 : Construction Management

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The module aims to allow students the opportunity to consider important aspects of the contemporary
construction environment enabling them to gain knowledge and skills to help them better understand the
complexity of construction management and the importance in planning to achieve project success.

Outline Of Syllabus

Ethics and professional practice
•       Commercialism and professional behaviour

•       Methods of Planning
•       Critical Path Analysis
•       Manpower planning and resource allocation

Basic Information Modelling
•       The basics of BIM

Health and safety
•       Legislative background
•       Management of Health and Safety
•       Risk assessment

The Financial Environment
•       Costs and project documentation
•       Cash-flow forecasting
•       Financial control
•       Methods of measurement
•       Estimating and tendering
•       Tender and bid selection

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture82:0016:00Pre -recorded lecture presentation and supporting documentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture40:302:00Pre -recorded lecture presentation and supporting documentation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials51:005:00Various PiP activities inc tests, quizzes, and short written exercises to review of lecture material
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Pass/fail multiple choice test preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Pass/fail multiple choice test
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Coursework assessment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00Supplementary reading and research
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery61:006:00Question and answer sessions PIP and online via Zoom or discussion board
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG3703Professional Practice
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will be delivered using a mix of on-line synchronous and asynchronous activity supported with on-line synchronous Q&A and Drop-in Sessions

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CEG3703Professional Practice1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100Coursework assignment relating to three areas of the syllabus, Ethics, Planning and Procurement 1500 words.
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
PC ExaminationMAspects of health and safety
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment of the Health and Safety aspects of the module syllabus is undertaken with a multiple-choice Pass/Fail test.

The remaining three elements of the module syllabus are assessed by coursework.

Reading Lists