Module Details

Module Code: PROJ E8007X
Full Title: Project Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Barry Evans
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The purpose of the module is to provide the student with a knowledge of techniques used in the procurement and management of projects.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Explain the role of project management and the duties of a project manager in a typical construction project.
MLO2 Illustrate the life cycle of a construction project and what the key factors are for consideration by the client and project manager at each stage including technical, functional, legal, financial and programmatic.
MLO3 Appraise the importance of developing appropriate project strategies and what the key issues are for consideration in developing such strategies.
MLO4 Discuss the relevance of quality in the delivery of projects and contrast between the various techniques available in the management of quality.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Principles of Project Management
Importance of project management, objectives of PM, project stages, qualities of a PM, main processes of project management.
Project Procurement & Contracts
Project procurement strategy, different procurement structures, Traditional form of procurement, design and build, construction management, management contracting. Choosing the correct strategy.
Project Planning techniques and reviewing
Requirement of project plans. Ghantt charts, linked ghantt charts, network analysis - activity on the arrow, precedence diagrams. Critical path analysis, float calculation. Planning reviews, resource levelling and resource smoothing techniques. MS project.
Cost Control
Purpose of cost control, monitoring, cost control techniques, PERT, variances.
Quality Management
Quality management and quality control systems, inspection, quality control, quality assurance, total quality management (TQM).
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
Final Examination80.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 5
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Short tutorial exercises complementing the class delivery.
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Project planning project
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Formal end of semester examination.
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact Assimilation of presented course materials Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • CIOB. (2002), CIOB Code of Practice for Construction Management, 3rd Edition. Blackwell Publishing, [ISBN: 1-4051-0309-4].
  • Walker Anthony. (2007), Project Management in Construction, 5th Edition. Blackwell Science, [ISBN: 9781405158244].
  • Lock Dennis. (2004), Project Management in Construction, Ashgate Pub. Co., [ISBN: 0-566-08612-3].
  • Kelly J., Morledge R., & Wilkinson S.. (2002), Best Value in Construction, Blackwell Science, [ISBN: 0632056118].
  • Harris F. & McCaffer R. (2001), Modern Construction Management, 5th Edition. Blackwell Publishing, [ISBN: 0-632-05513-8].
  • Baker, Sunny & Kim. (2000), The Complete Idiots Guide to Project Management, Alpha Books, [ISBN: 0-02-863920-0].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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