CIV4286 - Project management for civil engineers - 2019

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


Dr Stuart Walsh (Clayton)
Dr Ali Rashidi (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Completion of 96 credit points




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.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Apply project evaluation techniques including the triple bottom line against the overall business model
  2. Identify the elements of the project life cycle, including plan, control, and organize and allocate resources.
  3. Evaluate and apply the basic tools and techniques to plan, organize, and manage a project.
  4. Identify strategic constraints in managing the scope, time, cost and quality components.
  5. Explain the interconnection of quality, risk and contract management.
  6. Discuss professional responsibility, occupational health & safety and ethical conduct.


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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