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CEG3703 : Professional Practice

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • 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 gain knowledge and skills to enable them to identify and evaluate a range of construction management problems and to propose solutions to them.

Outline Of Syllabus

Ethics and professional practice
•       Commercialism and Professional Behaviour

Building Information Modelling
•       The basics of BIM

Health and Safety
•       Legislative Background
•       Management of Health and Safety
•       Risk assessment

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

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion100:305:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study110:0010:00Reflective learning activities
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study148:0048:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG3002Construction Management
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will be delivered mainly through lectures and small group teaching activities. Knowledge of theory and practice are addressed within the contact time. The small group teaching activities will be organised so that a combination of exercises, worked examples and discussion can engage the student with their personal formation in the subject area.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70Closed book examination.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CEG3002Construction Management1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M30Aspects of Health & Safety. Approx 15 hours work.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment of the health and safety aspects of the module syllabus is undertaken with a multiple choice Pass/Fail test and written assignment.

The remainder of the module syllabus is assessed with a time controlled closed book examination.

Study Abroad students who are unable to return to Newcastle for the Semester 1 Assessment period would be required to sit an examination.

Reading Lists