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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (online). Total time commitment: 120 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Hemanta Doloi
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject will develop fundamental knowledge in project and program risk evaluation and management, quality planning and control, quality assurance, procurement and contract management, and systems management in any building project. Students will apply theoretical concepts to case studies in the built environment to devise holistic solutions to meeting strategic business objectives. The subject comprises three elements research and theory, application, and demonstration.
Students are required to develop fundamental theoretical knowledge based on lecture and course materials and a range of online and print resources. Students will then work on applying this knowledge to problems/case studies considered in teams of 4-5 and to a larger-scale real-life case study project requiring students to devise holistic solutions to risk, quality, procurement and systems management issues. Students in this subject will work in pre-assigned teams using access to an online team forum. They will discuss ideas, research, problems and issues on a regular basis with the subject coordinator and through participation in team interactions. A general subject discussion forum will also be available for students to raise issues and interact with the rest of the class and the subject coordinator/tutors. All learning materials and activities will be available online. Assessment submissions will be online in electronic format. Teamwork activities will be complemented by individual reports and online presentations allowing students to reflect on and highlight their personal research and contributions to team tasks.
The subject will be delivered using the Blackboard platform, where there will be a discussion forum and file exchange facilities for students to interact with peers as well as tutors and coordinators. The subject will have its own learning materials and resources section. The subject coordinator will provide the relevant learning material or appropriate references on-line for students to access. In addition to this, students will have full access to the University library for both on-the-shelf and electronic resources.
|Assessment:||Team Assignments- 35%(2000 words); Individual Final Report & viva presentation- 15% (1000 words); 2 hour written Exam 50% (2000 words).|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
To develop a thorough understanding of four key knowledge areas in project management in the building and construction industry:
On completion of this subject students will have developed these skills:
Computer Requirements: A PC with Windows operating system; 56k Modem for dial-up access and a webcam.
Resources Provided to Distance Students: Internet based IT framework (Learning Management System) with secured access facilitating interactions with other students and the subject coordinator/tutor and completion of academic exercises.
Master of Construction Management |
Master of Planning and Design (Coursework)
Master of Property and Construction (by coursework)
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