CONMGNT 3001 - Construction Project Management: Organisations

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Chamitha Wijewickrama

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Apply the theory of people and organisation management in the construction industry.
    2. Plan the management of construction project teams.
    3. Analyse how different organisational structures affect the leadership and communication of construction businesses.
    4. Critically examine the key business strategies for marketing, managing human resources and community relationships in the construction sector.
    5. Communicate professionally through written and graphical means.
    6. Demonstrate effective oral communication to an audience of construction industry professionals.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Online Learning
    Course 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 Modes
    This 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:

    • Quizzes
    • Projects
    • Presentation
    • Examination
    Workload

    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 Summary
    The 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
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task
    Task Type
    Weighting (%)
    Hurdle Criteria
    Learning 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 Detail
    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.
    Submission
    Submission Format
    All submissions for the course will be electronic through the assignment feature in MyUni.

    Deadlines
    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.

    Academic Integrity Policy
    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.
    Course Grading

    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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