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INTR9013 - Const. Project Management

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Title:Const. Project Management
Long Title:Construction Project Management – Principles & Practice
Module Code:INTR9013
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: GILLIAN CAREY
Module Description: This module will equip the learner with the tools and techniques necessary to manage time, cost and quality on construction projects. The student will develop a detailed understanding of project management systems implemented throughout the project life cycle.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the key principles of project management in the delivery of construction projects.
LO2 Critique management systems in a project context.
LO3 Analyse and evaluate the management of time, cost and quality on construction projects.
LO4 Critically appraise design management and procurement throughout the project life cycle.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Principles of Project Management
Corporate organisation structures, project management vs operations management, strategic planning for project management and project management procedures throughout the project life cycle.
Management Systems
Quality management systems, safety management and environmental management systems.
Time Management on Construction Projects
Strategic time management, planning and scheduling complex projects, controlling time, the use of bespoke project scheduling software and delay analysis.
Cost Management on Construction Projects
Capital investment appraisal, development finance, economic impact analysis, cost management and control and whole life costing.
Strategic Procurement
Interdependency and integration of the project team, effective communications, information and communications technology (ICT), partnering, design management, client management and construction procurement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Critically analyse and develop a solution to a practical project management problem, incorporating a project schedule/programme. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) 2010, Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects [ISBN: 978-1-4443-3493-7]
  • Chartered Institute of Building 2011, Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development [ISBN: 9781405194204]
  • G. A. Cole, P Kelly 2011, Management Theory and Practice, 7th Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 978-1844805068]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Stephen Barker and Rob Cole 2009, Brilliant project management [ISBN: 9780273722328]
  • Brian Cooke and Peter Williams 2009, Construction planning, programming, and control [ISBN: 1405121483]
  • Graham M. Winch, 2008, Managing Construction Projects [ISBN: 9781405184571]
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge [ISBN: 978-1-933890-51-7]
  • British Standard Institute, BS 6079-1, Project Management - Guide to Project Management. [ISBN: 0 580 33148 2]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Journal
  • Association for Project Management, (APM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA), International Journal of Project Management
  • International Project Management Association (IPMA), International Journal of Project Management
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_9 Master of Science in Architectural Technical Design 1 Elective
CR_DINAR_9 Master of Science in Interior Architecture 1 Elective
CR_CCOPM_9 Masters of Science in Construction Project Management 1 Mandatory
CR_CCNPM_9 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Construction Project Management 1 Mandatory

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