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Module

CEG3703 : Professional Practice

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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 better understand the
complexity of construction management and the importance of effective management of people to achieve
project success.

Outline Of Syllabus

Ethics and professional practice
•       Commercialism and professional behavior

Planning
•       Planning and Scheduling Concepts
•       Methods of Planning
•       Critical Path Analysis
•       Manpower Planning and Resource Allocation

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

People Management
•       Team Dynamics
•       Managing Others
•       Behaviour and Dealing with Conflict
•       Communication

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials52:0010:00Pre -recorded lecture presentation and supporting documentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture50:302:30Lecture introduction. Pre-recorded lecture presentation and supporting documentation.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture51:005:00Lecture material review - inc. tests, quizzes and short written exercises
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Pass/fail multiple choice tests
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 reading135:3035:30Supplementary research and reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery61:006:00Questions and answer sessions online via zoom or discussion board
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG3002Construction Management
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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100Coursework assignment relating to three areas of the syllabus, Ethics, Planning and Teamwork/Leadership 1500 words.
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Computer assessmentMAspects of Health and Safety (MCQ)
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

Timetable