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CIV5311

Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A Haque, T Richardson

Synopsis

This unit is an introduction to the principles and methods of project management as applied in various engineering and infrastructure projects. It is designed to be immediately applicable to physical and non-physical projects at a small and medium scale, and to provide a framework on which project management skills for large-scale projects can be developed. Classical project management techniques are covered with a special emphasis on dealing with risk in projects.

Outcomes

The objectives of the unit are to:

  • familiarise the students with the concepts of project management;
  • give the students an opportunity to experience the application of an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating economics and the engineering sciences; and
  • give students an opportunity to learn about the theory and application of well approved 'classical' approaches to project management

Assessment

Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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Contact hours

150 hours study