CONMGNT 2002 - Construction Project Management: Risk and Quality
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code CONMGNT 2002 Course Construction Project Management: Risk and Quality Coordinating Unit Construction Management Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Course Description The course explores the management of project risk and quality in the construction sector. It further develops the key concepts and specialised techniques necessary to understand and practise these core project management competencies that were introduce in CONMGNT 1006. Students will learn how to identify, analyse and plan for project risks and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies as well as quality management plans.
Course Coordinator: Ms Chamitha WijewickramaCourse Coordinator and Lecturer: Chamitha Wijewickrama
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe and discuss the theory and application of quality management
- Prepare appropriate quality management plans for construction projects
- Identify, analyse and plan for project risks using defined risk assessment processes, including continually managing project risks and recommending alternative courses of action.
- Describe qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods
- Critically examine and evaluate the responsibilities of personnel assigned to manage, monitor and control project quality and risk.
- Demonstrate effective team membership and communicate professionally and effectively through written, oral and graphical means.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended textsbooks are:
- Project Management Institute. (2021). A guide to the project management body of knowledge: (PMBOKÂ® guide) (7th ed.). Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute.
- Project Management Institute (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge,Â (PMBOKÂ® guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute.
Online LearningCourse notes, tutorial sheets, assessments and other resources will be provided electronically in an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste generated throughout the semester. Students may print their copies or use the resources online.
All the course materials will be provided in MyUni. Students are expected to regularly check on MyUni for course announcements and utilise the Discussion Board for additional contact.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is delivered in a flipped mode where lectures will be delivered online, and should be viewed and completed the associated quiz questions (if any) before coming to the workshop sessions. Workshop sessions are used for providing additional examples, extending concepts introduced in the videos and as time for asking questions.
In addition, this course uses several different teaching and learning approaches, including:
- Weekly tutorials
- Topic-based quizzes
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Please note that the standard undergraduate coursework workload for a full-time student is 48 hours per week, which equates to 12 hours per 3-unit course. Consequently, 3-unit courses are required to have a minimum workload of 156 hours regardless of the length of the course.
The following table shows an estimate of students' workload:
Activity Contact Hours Independent Study Hours Total Hours Online lecture content, workshops and tutorials 30 22 52 Topic based quizzes 2 10 12 Projects 6 26 32 Presentation 2 16 18 Participation 5 4 9 Examination 3 30 33 Total 48 108 156
Learning Activities SummaryThe following table shows the summary of teaching and learning activities of this course.
Teaching and Learning Activities Course Learning Outcomes Online lecture content, workshops and tutorials 1-6 Topic-based quizzes 1,2 Projects 1-6 Presentation 3-6 Participation 1-6 Examination 1-5
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due (weeks) Weighting (%) Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Project Summative Weeks 6, 12 30 1-6 Topic-based quizzes Summative Weeks 3, 5 5 1, 2 Presentation Summative Weeks 9, 10, 11 10 3-6 Participation Formative/ Summative Weeks 1-12 5 1-6 Examination Summative Exam period 50 Min 40% 1-5 Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has a hurdle requirements. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
Assessment DetailThe following table provides the details of the assessment tasks of this course.
Assessment Task Description Projects Development of quality and risk management plans Topic based quizzes Complete two quizzes related to the areas: quality management theories, planning quality management, quality assurance, quality monitoring and controlling in construction projects Presentation Presentation on interim project milestone Participation Actively participating in guest lectures
Engage in weekly reflective writing/muddiest concept(s)
Examination Face a two-hour on-campus examination
All submissions for the course will be electronic through the assignment feature in MyUni.
Deadlines are an integral part of a construction project manager's professional life, and the discipline of getting work finished on time is an essential one to acquire. The deadline for all submissions will be informed at the start of the course. A penalty of 10% per 24 hours (or part thereof) will apply for late submissions.
Students eligible for special consideration (e.g. elite athletes, students with access plans) are requested to advise the course coordinator as early as possible where alternate arrangements will be required. Extension requests on medical, compassionate or extenuating grounds must be requested in line with the Modified Arrangement for Coursework Assessment Policy (MACA Policy) using the associated form with appropriate documentation attached.
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The Academic Integrity Policy applies to all students, and students are advised to be familiar with the policy. Software (e.g. TurnItIn) may be used to verify the originality of submissions.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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