Construction Project Management (10139.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Design project management strategies for construction projects;
2. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of a construction project manager, with reference to resources, cost, time, risk, environment, local planning and community;
3. Demonstrate advanced skills as team member and team leader; and
4. Formulate and propose solutions to project management issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
AIB and AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The AIB (Australian Institute of Building) and AIQS (Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors) have requirements and
expectations for graduates from an accredited course. These have been shown below to assist the student as to the importance
placed on generic skills by the accrediting bodies. These can also be found on their respective websites www.aib.org.au and
www.aiqs.com.au. Further information regarding the building and quantity surveying professions is also available on these websites
and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB Benchmark Standards for Graduates
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including the following, as referred to in
the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
Creative, Reflective and Critical Thinking
Use of Technology
AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of the AIQS skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor graduate as
referred to in the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Engineers.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
Business and Management Skills
Computer and Information Technology
Construction Law and Regulation
Prerequisites11287 Building and Construction Law AND 7823 Building and Construction Studies 2
Equivalent units7828 Construction Project Management
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Saeed Banihashemi|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Saeed Banihashemi|
Project Management Body of Knowledge, 3rd Edition.
Dobie, C., 2007. "A Handbook of Project Management", Allen and Unwin, Crow's Nest, NSW.
Uher T. E & Loosemore M (2004) Essentials of Construction Project Management. UNSW Press
Kerzner, H (2004). Project Management best practices: achieving global excellence. John Wiley & Sons.
Lowe, D & Leiringer, R (2006) Commercial Management of Projects: Defining the discipline. Blackwell Publishing.
McGeorge, D & Palmer, A (2002). Construction Management: New directions. Blackwell Publishing.
Peterson, S.J (2005), Construction Accounting & Financial Management. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Walker, I & Wilkie, R (2002). Commercial Management in Construction. Blackwell Publishing
Walker, A (2007), Project Management in Construction. Blackwell Publishing
This can be accessed through the University of Canberra Library (it should be noted that as the university has only one license only
one person can be logged on at any one time, therefore logging off is highly important and improper use is frowned upon).
Additional references may be given out during the course of the lectures if the relevance is to particular lectures.
Student attendance is strongly encouraged and participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.
Required IT skills
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, internet search.
Work placement, internships or practicums