CONMGNT 3001 - Construction Project Management: Organisations
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code CONMGNT 3001 Course Construction Project Management: Organisations Coordinating Unit Construction Management Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites CONMGNT 1006 and CONMGNT 2002 Course Description This course explores the management of organisations and people in the construction industry. It will
provide students with knowledge and skills of the most appropriate ways of improving construction project performance and effectiveness by understanding the human and organisational behaviours in the
construction sector. The course further develops the key concepts and specialised knowledge necessary to understand and practice marketing principles, business management, leadership and communication.
Course Coordinator: Ms 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:
- Apply the theory of people and organisation management in the construction industry.
- Plan the management of construction project teams.
- Analyse how different organisational structures affect the leadership and communication of construction businesses.
- Critically examine the key business strategies for marketing, managing human resources and community relationships in the construction sector.
- Communicate professionally through written and graphical means.
- Demonstrate effective oral communication to an audience of construction industry professionals.
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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 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:
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.
The following table shows an estimate of students' workload:
Activity Contact Hours Independent Study Hours Total Hours Online lecture content, workshops and tutorials 36 12 48 Projects 4 38 42 Presentation 1 9 10 Quizzes 0 10 10 Examination 3 36 39 Total 44 105 149
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 contents, workshops and tutorials 1-6 Quizzes 1-4 Projects 3,4,5 Presentation 3,4,6 Examination 1-4
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 SummaryAssessment TaskTask TypeWeighting (%)Hurdle CriteriaLearning Outcomes
Project Summative 30 3,4,5 Presentation Summative 10 3,4,6 Quizzes Summative 10 1-4 Examination Summative 50 Min 40% 1-4 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 Task Description Projects Students will be required to conduct a project on business management and planning in the construction industry. Presentation Students will prepare and deliver a presentation on applying management principles to the construction business. Quizzes Students’ learning from workshops and tutorials will be assessed. Examination A two-hour exam will be held at the end of the semester.
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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