Courses Catalogue

Engineering Project Management

COURSE CODE: CIV4102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course presents the principles and techniques of managing engineering projects from the initiation phase, through planning, execution, control and closeout. Students will develop the analytical skills and awareness necessary on the management side of engineering projects. Topics include project initiation, estimating, budgeting, developing work plans, scheduling, tracking work, resource allocation, project coordination, quality management, leadership, managing teams, conflict, negotiations, ethics, and professional responsibility and close out.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The course prepares students for a professional role in the management of engineering projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of engineering projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Acquire knowledge required to manage project progress by applying performance reporting, analysis and progress measurement techniques to ensure activities are executed as planned.

·        Explain the stages a project undergoes from inception phase to completion.

·        Discuss how to select, lead, and manage project teams.

·        Identify needs for corrective action, obtain approvals, and evaluate effectiveness.

·        Assess project contribution to business strategy, purpose and plans.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Apply project selection methods to evaluate the feasibility of projects.

·        Determine and document project goals and performance requirements by working closely with project stakeholders.

·        Define and document product or service deliverables.

·        Select appropriate project management practices, tools, and methodologies.

·        Define, analyze, refine, and document project requirements, assumptions, and constraints.

·        Define and document project schedule, budget, resources, and quality.

·        Define performance criteria to support quality assurance.

·        Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

·        Communicate project progress to stakeholders.

·        Recognize and respond to risk events and issues.

·        Preserve essential project records to adhere to legal and other requirements