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Postgraduate Course: Project Management Theory and Practice (Distance Learning) (ARHW11032)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryConstruction project management concepts, standards and services, organisational structures for the delivery of project management services, management strategies for clients and stakeholder briefing, issues related to the management of the construction project design process, and budget setting. Tools and techniques available for construction project planning and control of costs, time, risk and quality. Consideration of issues related to TQM and health and safety. Teamwork and leadership roles.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  1
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
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) 50% Examination
50% Coursework
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To provide the student with an understanding of the concepts and practices of construction project management used to provide value added services to clients. The course develops understanding of the issues related to the management of construction clients and other project stakeholders and how their needs can be co-ordinated, managed and delivered from the project┐s design stage through production to occupation and maintenance within the context of client satisfaction and the overarching construction project constraints of time, cost, quality sustainability, health and safety management.
  2. Use the relevant construction project management practice standards and bodies of knowledge as detailed in the BS6079, ISO 140001, RICS,
    CIOB, APM and PMI BoK to determine appropriate PM services
    Understand client and other construction project stakeholders needs & their translation into project success criteria
    Understand the key concepts involved in setting up construction project organisational structures so as to promote effective communications between construction project participants
    Develop an understanding of the applicability of tools and techniques used to manage the process of project production and control within the key project constraints of time, cost and quality
    Develop a knowledge of TQM approaches to construction project management & related health and safety
    Develop an ability to work in teams and an understanding of leadership on the processes involved in the production of the built environment.
  3. At the end of this Course the learner will be able to
    Apply strategies for appropriate selection of relevant information from a wide source and large body of knowledge
    Analyse and interpret practice problems to develop creative solutions.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
Email: R.Pedreschi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Daniel Emmerson
Tel: 0131 651 5738
Email: daniel.emmerson@ed.ac.uk
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