SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMN226181
Module Leader Nicola Callaghan
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module operates an overall 50% pass rate. The module will cover: project management concepts; the roles and responsibilities of project managers; project plan execution; project methodologies; risk management; network analysis; computer aided project planning. Construction management concepts; current management thinking, dealing with conflict, culture, leadership and teams, communication and managing change.


The concept of project management, roles, responsibilities Project plan execution Project methodologies Risk management Network analysis Current management thinking Dealing with conflict Culture Leadership and teams Communication Managing change

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1 Plan sophisticated construction projects using commercial software packages.2 Critically analyse project risks in terms of time, cost and quality.3 Critically analyse the human dynamics of project teams with respect to leadership, communication and teamwork.4 Critically analyse the interaction between leadership and motivation.A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D2, D3, D4, D6, E1, E2, E4, E5

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A web-based form of delivery will be used throughout the module. All students will use the web for all of their teaching and learning materials. The computer assisted project planning section will be facilitated by software along with tutorial guidance and support. Staff within the school have considerable experience in supporting students who have/experience difficulties, and work closely with the University Student Support Services to ensure that appropriate support is provided to suit each student's individual needs. A number of strategies have been adapted as required to allow such students to fully participate in their programme of study, including the provision of material in advance, use of scribes, signers, specialist software the like.

Indicative Reading

March, C. 2017, Construction Management: Theory and Practice 1st Edition ISBN: 978-1138694477 * Essential Text Mullins, L. 2016, Management and Organisational Behaviour 11th edn ISBN: 978-1292088488 * Essential Text Coyle, D. 2018, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups ISBN: 978-1847941268 McGrath, J and Bates, B. 2017, The Little Book of Big Management Theories: ... and how to use them (2nd Edition) ISBN: 978-1292200620 Dainty, A. 2012, Human Resource Management in Construction ISBN: 978-0415593076 Hodges, J. 2016, Managing and Leading People Through Organizational Change: The theory and practice of sustaining change through people ISBN: 978-0749474195 Rhoden, M and Cato, B. 2016, Construction Management and Organisational Behaviour ISBN: 978-1118674819 Association of Project Management, APM Body of Knowledge, 2012 Association for Project Management 6th edition. ISBN: 9781903494400 A guide to the project management book of knowledge PMBOKae Guide, Sixth Edition (2017) Association of Project Management, 2015, Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control: The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk . ISBN:978-1903494448 Cartilage, D. 2015, Construction Project Manager's Pocket Book (Routledge Pocket Books) 1st EditionISBN:978-0415732390 Meredith, J. 2017, Project management: a managerial approach ISBN:978-1119369097 Walker, A. 2015, Project management in construction ISBN:978-1118500408

Transferrable Skills

D2 ICT D3 Communication skills, written, oral and listening D4 Time management (organising and planning work) D6 Cognitive/intellectual skills E1 Independent working E2 Information retrieval skills E4 Group working E5 Critical thinking and problem solving

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Seminars (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 45% Project Management Plan / Report (2000 words)
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 45% Construction Management Report (2000 words)