SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K224593
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to allow students to gain knowledge and understanding of management concepts required for civil and construction engineers


Management thoughts: concept of introduction to the study of management, management process, motivation, leadership, communication, and organisation. Production management: introduction to project management, planning and scheduling through various methods such as bar charts, critical path method (CPM) and program evaluation review technique (PERT), float calculations and CPM schedule compression. Safety management. covers health and safety measures in the construction industry, attitude of managers and workers towards safety, high risk activities physical health hazards, common law on health and safety, the employers' duties and administration of health and safety legislation and standards.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: " Understand concepts and theories of management and know how these may be applied in construction (A6, B4, C1, C3, D4, D7)" Comprehend the relationships between planning and control and their influence on productivity(A4)" Perform production planning techniques in order to plan simulated construction projects(A3,A4, D3)" Use resource leveling as a tool to manage assets required for construction projects(A3,A4,B1, D1)" Understand the relevance of sustainability in the construction industry(C1, C5, D6)" Comprehend the importance of measures required to protect the health and safety law applies to construction(C1, C5, D6)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures will concentrate on principles and students will be expected to undertake significant private study and group discussions based on some case studies. Project work will be a mix of individual work and presentations. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies .

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Weihrich,H., and Koontz.H.,2006. Management: A global and Entrepreneurial Perspective, 12 th ed., New York. Tata McGraw-Hill. 2. Weihrich, H., and Koontz, H., 2006. Management: A global Perspective. 11 th ed., NewYork. Tata McGraw-Hill. 3. Seetharaman, H., 2007. Construction Engineering and Management . 4 th ed., Delhi. Umesh Publications. 4. O'Connor,D., 2002. Managing Health and Safety. Scitech Educational Ltd. St John, H.A., 2008. Principles of Construction Safety. John Wiley& Sons.

Transferrable Skills

Knowledge and understanding of the concepts, Independent and group working, Planning and monitoring the process of construction projects and effective time management , Effective communication: written and oral skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 35% Mid-term test - Unseen written 1½ Hours
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 45% Final Examination : Unseen written - 2 Hours
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% The Course work consists of Quiz as formative assessment The summative assessment is linked with an assignment and a report with 1500 words