Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce you to the nature of the construction industry and enable you to develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in building and infrastructure projects. You will further review construction project management principles and the application of established management frameworks to the life cycle of building and infrastructure projects. You will also develop an understanding of how various building and infrastructure organisations function in construction and engineering project delivery, and develop an understanding of how planning for buildings and infrastructure projects is undertaken; the requirements for allocation of resources (Materials, Plants and Labour) and processes including construction scheduling principles; and the management of industrial relations issues, project operations mechanisms and management at various phases.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCEM


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Introduction to Construction Management

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorF. Sherratt.



PublisherRoutledge (Taylor and Francis)


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply project management principles for construction projects and team work in construction projects.
02. Analyse the role of the design and delivery team, their responsibilities for project delivery and communicate project scope and delivery strategy to achieve the best project outcome.
03. Analyse site management procedures to maximise efficiency and productivity on construction sites including managing industrial relations.
04. Analyse site management procedures to specific sites for efficient use of labour, plant and material.
05. Evaluate professional skills and specialist knowledge of project management to effectively manage project teams and stakeholders to achieve successive project delivery.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1 - Individual based and equivalent to 1000 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assessment 2 Group based and equivalent to 2000 words per student.

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5