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AR30404: Civil engineering management 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Construction Economics (CW 50%)
  • Project Management (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students knowledge and to develop understanding of: The economics of the construction industry; civil engineering project management with a particular emphasis on health and safety.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student will be able to demonstrate: An understanding of the broad economic context in which the construction industry operates; knowledge of civil engineering infrastructure economics; the economic implications of sustainable construction, and a broad understanding of the process, tools and emerging trends in the management of civil engineering projects including the application of health and safety management and practices on construction sites.

Intellectual skills: To understand taught material - taught; Professional/Practical skills: To give students an appropriate knowledge of economics, safety and project management in preparation for employment as a graduate in the construction industry; Transferable/key skills: To communicate ideas in writing - facilitated and assessed.

This unit is designed to develop the student's concept of construction economics, health and safety and project management. Introduction to construction infrastructure economics. The macroeconomy and civil engineering infrastructure. Externalities and environmental impacts of infrastructure. Sustainable construction and the concepts of civil engineering projects [consideration of energy usage, resources, pollution, ecology, recycling].
Project management - time, cost, quality and safety. Time - planning, programming, monitoring, programming software. Cost - financial planning, principles of measurement and pricing, cost control, payments, variations and claims. Quality - ISO 9000, systems, audits, philosophies, benchmarking, key performance indicators. Health and safety - CDM regulations.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR30404 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.