Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will give you in-depth understanding of supply chain management related to construction project procurement from project planning, conducting, controlling and close out. You will dissect construction procurement processes and assess the linkage between contractual parties including international procurement strategies related to project alliancing and public-private partnerships. Your evaluation of project procurement options, decision support tools will build on and extend your understanding of strategic decisions that influence project and organisational success while delivering value. You will further apply procurement principles and theories and develop a framework for managing associated risks, and examine procurement themes related to ethics in procurement and public procurement concerns.

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

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. Analyse construction procurement principles and project procurement options.
02. Critically examine the structure, processes and attributes of various procurement models in construction projects.
03. Identify and critically examine ethical implications associated with selecting a procurement model and overall impact on a construction projects.
04. Analyse the relationship between project success and procurement processes and evaluate the impacts on project value.
05. Evaluate and manage project risks for various procurement methods by applying relevant principles/strategies in construction projects.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1- Quiz on short answer questions (equivalent to 500 words).

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Assessment 2- Individual based written assignment and equivalent to 1000 words.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assessment 3- Group based and equivalent to 1200 words per student.

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5