Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Management

Course summary

Course code: BUIL1191
Level: 6
Credits: 30
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Built Environment
Course Coordinator(s): Christine Gausden

Specification

Pre and co requisites

Level 5.

Aims

This course aims to:

• revisit the fundamental theories and principles of management and to provide the basis for the continued development of construction project management within the built environment
• enable the combining of theoretical and technical knowledge and the development of key project management skills
• focus upon project risk and health and safety risk management skills and to develop the identification, analysis, assessment and response to project risks
• enable the development of knowledge and expertise particular to the various aspects of facilities management

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1. analyse and evaluate construction projects from a management perspective

2. understand the management requirements of a construction project, select and apply appropriate management theories and techniques

3. review and critically evaluate project and risk management processes applicable to construction projects

4. apply project management techniques specific to asset and facilities management

5. develop, apply and critically appraise strategic and operational facilities management

Indicative content

Management of human resources and teams, motivation and leadership
Management of time, quality and cost
Stakeholder and change management
Quality and value management
Best practice legislation and standards
Environmental assessment methods
The application of current software and process to construction project management
Risk certainty and project failure
Disaster Recovery
Maintenance and operational asset management

Teaching and learning activity

This course will be taught by a combination of lectures and tutorials, lectures will be formally scheduled to enable progressive learning, the application of management theories within a project, risk or facilities management scenario

Tutorials will be student led and intended to promote further discussion of management theories applicable to current learning, concurrent the personnel development of critical and analytical skills in plenary; there will be the continual reference to and enhancement of employability skills

Live examples of construction project scenarios will be fully utilised to enable students to fully contextualise and apply principles learnt

An interface with best practice will be provided throughout the course by virtue of current practitioners selected by virtue of their expertise within a particular subject area; practitioners will act as role models and provide informal advice with reference to career options and progression

Assessment

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment:Completion of a written reflective task.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1 2 3 4 5
Grading Mode:Tutor / Moderator
Weighting % 25
Pass Mark: 40
Word Length:1500
Outline Details: The critical analysis of the Project Management strategy for a current & live construction project.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:Theoretical learning applied to current project management scenarios within tutorials.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment:Completion of a written reflective task.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1 2 3 4 5
Grading Mode:Tutor / Moderator
Weighting % 25
Pass Mark: 40
Word Length:1500
Outline Details:The critical analysis of the Facilities Management strategy for a current & live built asset.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:Theoretical learning applied to current facilities management scenarios within tutorials.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment:Examination, Project, Risk & Facilities Management.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1 2 3 4 5
Grading Mode:Tutor / Moderator
Weighting % 50
Pass Mark: 40
Word Length:N/A
Outline Details:A three hour scenario based exam testing the understanding of current best practice of project, risk & facilities management as applicable to the built environment.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Mock Exam.