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CEG8011 : Construction Project Management

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Mohamad Kassem
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module will enable students to acquire a solid footing in construction project management by covering key theoretical concepts and techniques across the entire life cycle of a construction project from early feasibility through planning and execution to commissioning and handover.

Outline Of Syllabus

The following is a guide only. Actual subjects may differ from those listed.

-Project lifecycle, stages of feasibility studies, and economic and financial methods of feasibility
-Project stakeholder management and communication
-Project planning and controlling
-Collaborative project procurement, cost estimating, bidding and contractor selection
-Risk management and value management
-People management
-Managing project and asset information in the digital age

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials61:006:00Pre-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 completion145:0045:00Module assessment work
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00Lecture presentation and supporting documentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical81:008:00Practical and seminar to support learning of taught topics.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading35:0015:00Structured research and reading activities
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops18:008:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will be delivered using a mix of PiP lecture, practical and asynchronous activities and Drop-in Sessions. There is one full day (PiP or on-line synchronous depending on circumstances) of Project Management simulation session undertaken in groups in a lab environment using a gamified real-world project. Knowledge of theory and practice are addressed within the PiP and asynchronous activities with practical application being addressed within the project management simulation.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M70Project Management essay 2500 words
Report1M30Teamworking group reflective report 1500 words
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Lab exercise1MPC Simulation exercises
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The individual essay will test student skills and abilities in addressing a selected construction management topic that is key to deliver effective and efficient construction projects. This is supplemented with the formative live simulation exercise which is key to mimic the dynamics of live projects where individuals work as part of teams and interact with a variety of stakeholders when making decisions. Finally, the group report will use reflection in groups to evaluate students’ abilities and skills developed during the live simulation exercise and other PiP activities and will use the full reflective to develop a course of actions and improvement for the future.

Reading Lists