Postgraduate Course: Project Management Strategic Issues (ARHW11013)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Architecture - Heriot-Watt University
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This module aims to further develop the theory and practical knowledge that has been presented in the module ?Project Management Theory and Practice?, which is essential to this module.
Specific aims are:-
To raise students awareness as to why the construction industry under-performs when compared to other industries.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS OWNED AND ADMINISTRATED BY HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY DELIVERED BY DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT EFFORT HOURS 150 COURSE LEADER S OGUNLANA
To enable students to appraise and critically analyse the performance of the project management discipline as this has been implemented in recent years in the UK construction sector and to explore what is needed in order to improve this performance. While the focus of the module is the application of the PM discipline in the UK and concentrates on some of the practical obstacles and performance difficulties encountered in the UK, there will be similarities between the problems encountered in the UK and in other countries.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|At the end of this unit students should be able to fully appreciate key problems and challenges facing the PM in the construction industry.
At the end of this module students will appreciate the extent and magnitude of the challenges facing Project Management in the construction industry, together with the implications of these challenges on project management as a discipline and on the industry?s practitioners.
The student will be familiarised with principals concerning lean construction, process mapping, performance measurement, benchmarking, explanations for PM failure, Leadership and Influence, Supply Chain Management, and Strategic Partnering.
The students should gain an ability to challenge conventional construction wisdom and should be able to think laterally concerning how the performance problems of the construction industry can be tackled.
The coursework will require the student to conduct extensive research into a specific project to evaluate and assess the causes for project management failure in construction project and will require students to engage in effective time management.
Lecture delivery will include requiring students to work in focused groups to debate current industry problems and issues. This will enhance students debating and interpretive skills and will encourage them to understand different cultural and disciplinary perspectives on key industry issues.
|Keywords||The module comprises 8 separate Units, as follows:-
Unit 1: The Construction Industry- Practices, Pe
|Course organiser||Prof Mark Dorrian
Tel: (0131 6)50 2338
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Seftor
Tel: 0131 221 6072
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