CIV3205 - Project management for civil engineers - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Professor William Young (Clayton)
Mr Dennis Ong (Malaysia)

Not offered in 2018


Need for project management; the project management context; fundamental project management processes and knowledge; tools and techniques for a structured application to project selection and planning including project brief/ideation/concept embodiment decision support tools, numeric profitability and scoring techniques, and EMV/decision tree risk quantification tools; analytical tool application to project scope, time, cost, risk, human resource, OHS and quality issues. Review of company financial management concepts.


To provide a framework and basic knowledge for understanding the processes of project management. The major themes covered in this unit are:

  1. Project management: a perspective
  2. Project selection
  3. Project feasibility
  4. Risk assessment and scope definition
  5. Project time management
  6. Project risk management
  7. Project cost management
  8. Project cost budgeting and control
  9. Project quality management
  10. Human resource management and strategic management.

    Students are expected to:

  11. Acquire a basic knowledge of the principles and practice of project management
  12. Understand the different components of a project, their interaction and applications;
  13. Appreciate the role of a project manager as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and develop skills in the critical assessment of alternative solutions.


Continuous assessment: 40%

Examination (2 hours): 60%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practice and 8 hours of private study per week.

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