Project Administration

Subject 702-413 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: 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:


Dr Victor Chen, Mr David Yu
Subject Overview:

This subject aims to give students the basic principles and practice of administering building and construction projects in accordance with their respective conditions of contract. It comprises an introduction to:

  • Conditions of contract
  • Insurance and security
  • Administration of the contract
  • Defaults and disputes
  • Subcontracts
  • Variations, delays and extensions
  • Interim valuations and completion of the project

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Broadly understand the rights and responsibilities of the parties to a building and construction contract
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the mandatory contractual procedures for administering project scope, quality cost and time
  • Have a basis upon which to build practical working skills in all areas of contract administration during the construction phase of a building project
  • One 3-hour examination (60%)
  • Assignments to the equivalent of 3000 words (40%)

A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:
  • Contract Administration (Goldfayl, G. (2004)), UNSW Press
  • Study Guide and Reader (702-413), Annual publication
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Communication
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
Links to further information:

Download PDF version.