Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject may run biennally from 2015.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 2-hour lecture per week |
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Admission into one of the following courses:
MC-CM Master of Construction Management
or approval from the subject coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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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 Paulo Vaz-Serra
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
This subject was formerly called Project Risk, Quality and Procurement.
Organised as an advanced seminar, the subject exposes students to the various dimensions of risk management at different levels, enabling them to identify, evaluate and mitigate risk according to specific internal and external environment. The content of this subject ranges from studies of theoretical risk analysis techniques through to real examples from industry, with an emphasis on the various risk management strategies and approaches that leaders and managers in our industry may adopt to risk, and the decisions and options they might consider in its management and mitigation. At an organisational strategic level, the different perspectives of a range of diverse stakeholders in the property development and construction process are considered (that is, owners, designers, contractors, tenants, financiers and authorities).
The subject also includes some project-level analysis of management tools that have been developed to identify and manage risk, including various contracts, risk allocation matrices, insurance products, performance guarantees, parent guarantees and other products. It also examines some of the ways in which stakeholders might assess and allow for risk through contingencies, allowances and margins. Our reliance on specialised subcontractors is also studied from a risk management perspective. Case studies centering on risk at site, corporate and industry levels are extensively used in the subject to develop students’ analytical and research capacity in the topic by real scenarios.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
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.
Building Systems and Trade Specialties
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
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