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Module

CEG8002 : Construction Project Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module aims to allow students to develop a better understanding of the project life cycle and an awareness of the factors at each stage that influence and impact upon achieving successful project outcomes.

Outline Of Syllabus

The Project Life Cycle
•       Risk and Opportunity
•       Challenge based decision making

The Conception Stage
•       Corporate and Social Responsibility
•       The role of the client
•       Strategic leadership
•       The business case
•       Identifying project objectives / Briefing / Requirements Capture
•       Construction Contracts and law
•       EU Procurement law
•       Integrated teams
•       Selecting and building the team
•       Partnering
•       Role of the partnering facilitator
•       The role of the client advisor
•       BIM

The Definition Stage
•       Construction planning
•       Risk management
•       Value management and engineering
•       KPIs and DQIs
•       Estimating and tendering
•       Tender and bid selection

The Implementation Stage
•       The Project Management Plan
•       Construction processes and Planning
•       Lean processes and innovation

The Close Out Stage
•       Measuring Success
•       Capturing Knowledge

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 materials102:0020:00Pre -recorded lecture presentation and supporting documentation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials60:505:00Pre -recorded lecture presentation and supporting documentation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials101:0010:00Various activities including tests, quizzes, and short written exercises to enable review of lecture
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Project Management Report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Teamworking group report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical26:0012:00Computer based project planning and control simulations. On-line synchronous.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading154:0054:00Supplementary research and reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops11:001:00In Person Group workshop or online if present in person is not possible.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study24:008:00Computer based project planning and control simulations Preparation
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will be delivered using a mix of on-line synchronous and asynchronous activity supported by PIP activity together with on-line synchronous Q&A and Drop-in Sessions. There are two full day, on-line synchronous Project Management simulation sessions undertaken in virtual groups.
Knowledge of theory and practice are addressed within the on-line synchronous and asynchronous activities with practical application being addressed within the two on-line synchronous project management simulation.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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 exercise1M30Teamworking group reflective report 1500 words
Report1M70Project Management report 3000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The learning outcomes of this module are about developing student skills and abilities to deliver effective and efficient construction projects. As “live” projects are delivered through teams of people working together it is essential that the students are able to simulate some of this practice and the simulation exercises, presentation and teamworking report, reflecting on the team working process, will be carried out in groups. The Assessment profile for the module consists of three activities as identified below:
Project Management Report (70%), Group Team Working Report (30%).

Reading Lists

Timetable