Project Delivery

Subject 421-664 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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:


Assoc Prof Colin Duffield


Assoc.Professor Colin Duffield
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +61 3 83446787
Subject Overview: Estimating and tendering engineering construction works, including work breakdown structures, work method statements, risk identification and tendering principles; detailed study of contract documents for design and construction including various party responsibilities and authorities; and contract administration and project control functions and techniques including time and money negotiations and cash flow management.

On successful completion, students should be:

  • aware of the scope and meaning of contract documents for the delivery of a construction project
  • able to identify and manage risks and opportunities inherent in construction projects
  • able to conduct first principles cost estimating and tendering processes for a construction contractor
  • able to describe dispute resolution mechanisms in the construction industry
Assessment: One written examination not exceeding 2 hours (50%) plus one assignment of up to 3000 words (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Project Management)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Water Resource Management

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