CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CIV3CPM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on a number of essential aspects of construction projects management including the tender process, bid strategy, tender evaluation and decision making, project management, quality systems and reliability engineering, health and safety requirements for construction management. Emphasis will be placed on the management role of engineers in achieving efficient and effective operations within local and regional government. The subject includes some invited lectures by practicing professional engineers. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.6.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (CIV3SD1 or CIV2ST1) and (CIV3SOM or CIV3GTA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject managementPrescribedHaynes, M.E.2ND EDN, CRISP PUBLICATIONS INC. 1997.
ReadingsProject Management in ConstructionPrescribedWalker, A6TH EDN, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe project management terms and definitions. Develop detailed knowledge about project management concepts and theoretical frameworks. Identify the importance of project management in engineering industry. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline; 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline; 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

Activities:
Students will attend lectures and workshops to explore about project management terms and definitions, concepts and theoretical frameworks. Furthermore, students will be exposed to resource material for developing detailed knowledge. Industry experiences would be shared with students through guest lectures throughout the semester. Assessment will include participation in workshops.

02. Describe roles and responsibilities of project manager and project management team. Identify participation approaches of project management team in projects. Demonstrate an ability to identify project stages and project constraints. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
Students will be introduced to a variety of approaches adopted by project managers and project management teams to manage projects. This will be achieved through lectures and workshops. Students will be required to demonstrate ability to describe project stages and develop detailed knowledge about roles and responsibilities of project manager and project management team in each stage of project. This will be assessed in workshops and through a group assignment.

03. Identify stakeholders in mega civil engineering projects. Analyse methodologies and approaches for developing interaction with stakeholders. Describe legal and ethical standards for civil engineering projects. Identify construction and building laws and legal authorities in civil engineering industry. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

Activities:
Students will learn about stakeholders involved in civil engineering mega projects. Students will explore about governing legal authorities and legal regulations in civil engineering industry. Lectures and workshops will focus on developing detailed knowledge about ethical context and interaction with stakeholders and legal authorities. Workshops will be based on group projects and students would need to apply the knowledge developed in lectures. Assessment tasks will include workshop activities, quizzes and an assignment.

04. Identify and describe in detail the risks involved in civil engineering mega projects. Describe tender and bid process including progressive bid evaluation and decision making tasks. Includes EA stage competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
Students will learn about risks involved in civil engineering mega projects. Students will be required to demonstrate an ability to identify a methodology of pre-planning for occurrences of expected risks. Students will learn about tender and bid process. Students will be required to demonstrate an ability to identify factors influencing bid evaluation and decision making for the awarding of projects. Workshops will allow students to learn and perform required tasks step by step through activities. Detailed group assignment would need to be completed by students.

05. Identify and describe planning and scheduling tasks in civil engineering mega projects. Describe cost estimation methodology for predicting and analyzing cost of construction works. Describe project timeline, resources requirements and resource levelling technique in projects. Apply planning and scheduling to example projects using advanced software package. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
Students will be introduced to project scheduling and cost estimation techniques involved in civil engineering projects. Students will be required to demonstrate an ability to apply these techniques in workshops. Workshops will include a session on techniques to plan and schedule construction tasks using advanced software package. Assessment will include a quiz and a group assignment.

06. Describe quality management, health and safety requirements in construction projects. Demonstrate an ability to prepare presentations for construction project completion exhibition. Evaluate requirements for preparation and distribution of finalized project documents. Analyse the construction of projects at completion and apply methodologies to prepare built-drawings. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 2.4 Application of systemic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
Students will learn about quality standards for civil engineering projects. Furthermore, health and safety requirements will be explained to students. Students will develop skills in workshops for preparing inauguration or completion exhibition presentations for example, projects. Worksho will guide students to identify inauguration or completion requirements and preparation of the presentation. Preparation of finalized documents and built-drawings will be explained to students. Assessment will be based on workshop activities, a group assignment and a presentation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class contributions & participation (equivalent to 200 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Quiz (800-word equivalent)20 03, 05
Individual assignment (300-word equivalent)10 06
Individual assignment (500-word equivalent)10 03
Group assignment (700-word equivalent per student)15 04
Group assignment (800-word equivalent per student)15 05
Individual assignment (1000-word equivalent)20 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class contributions & participation (equivalent to 200 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Quiz (800-word equivalent)20 03, 05
Individual assignment (300-word equivalent)10 06
Individual assignment (500-word equivalent)10 03
Group assignment (700-word equivalent per student)15 04
Group assignment (800-word equivalent per student)15 05
Individual assignment (1000-word equivalent)20 02