Project and Professional Skills

Module summary

Module code: BUIL1261
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Design
Module Coordinator(s): Mohammad Sakikhales / Simon Muturi



This module aims to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of their professional career and will enable them to prepare for employment in the construction industry.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1 Identify ethical issues in construction
2 Demonstrate how to use new technologies in communication
3 Understand the impact of digital technologies and information management
4 Demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication skills and team working
5 Understanding the role of professional bodies in construction

Indicative content

• The concept of BIM and data management
• The role of technology in construction
• Ethics in construction
• Role of professional bodies in construction
• Professional communication methods
• Communication in construction practice and theory

Teaching and learning activity

Lecture/class (face-to-face)


Report - 50%
LO 2, 3.
Pass mark - 40%
2000 words.
A report on the impact of using new technologies on communication in construction projects.

Presentation - 50%
LO 1, 4, 5 .
Pass mark - 40%
A group assignment on how to promote research ethics in construction projects.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:
In-class or online quizzes and polls; peer and self-assessment.