Postgraduate Course: Project Management Strategic Issues (Distance Learning) (ARHW11031)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The Course comprises 8 separate Units, as follows:-
Unit 1: The Construction Industry- Practices, Performance and Development.
Unit 2: The Manufacturing Industry- Learning from other Industries.
Unit 3: Lean Construction and Process Mapping.
Unit 4: Lean Planning.
Unit 5: Performance Measurement and Benchmarking.
Unit 6: Project Management Evaluation.
Unit 7: Power, Politics and Influence- Project Teams.
Unit 8: Supply Chain Management- Partnering and Strategic Alliances.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- This course aims to develop further the theory and practical knowledge in the implementation of Project Management Principles in the construction industry Specific aims are:-
· To raise students awareness as to why the construction industry under-performs when compared to other industries.
· To enable students to appraise and analyse critically 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 Course 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.
- At the end of this course students should be able to appreciate fully key problems and challenges facing the PM in the construction industry.
At the end of this course 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 principles 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Mr Daniel Emmerson
Tel: 0131 651 5738
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