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2014/15 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5185M The Management of Projects

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Mr. Marcus Gronqvist

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2014/15

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally a good honours degree in civil engineering or a cognate discipline with project management experience.

This module is mutually exclusive with

CIVE5181MProject Management

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module students should have acquired the following:

- understanding of the most common project management tools and techniques;
- knowledge of a range of issues that are currently facing the project manager;
- awareness of a range of realistic situations that a successful project manager would have to manage and control.

Learning outcomes
Better understanding of the practical consequences of construction and project management in construction and engineering.


General introduction to project management covering all phases of the project life cycle and including:
- project appraisal;
- project planning and control;
- procurement issues (such as collaborative working and contract strategy development);
- project cash flow and risk management.

All of these issues are addressed through a combination of lecture, tutorial and case study.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours118.50
Total Contact hours31.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- 10 hours: pre-reading
- 70 hours: reading around the taught sessions (2 hours per session)
- 46 hours: revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Case studies and exercises will be used throughout the course to ensure that the students are progressing as planned. These will not be formally assessed.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 02/12/2014


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