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Ø  Project Information, Organization and Behaviour

Ø  Construction Project Management

Ø  Design Management   

Ø  Sustainable Development  

Ø  Risk and Safety Management

Ø  Project Planning and Control    

Ø  Built Asset Procurement and Contractual Arrangements

Ø  Supply Chain Management and Construction

Ø  Risk Assessment and Management

Ø  Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

Ø  Geographical Information Systems

Ø  Contract Management

Ø  MSc Project

Ø  Electives:

Ø  Building Information Modelling

Ø  Petroleum Economics and Asset Management  

Ø  Built Asset Management

Ø  Final Project



  Project Information, Organization and Behaviour

Behavioural issues in projects; organizational structures; information management theory and development; information management systems to manage information as a resource; high level management systems; the need for integration of information systems; organizational roles and behaviours; leadership; conflict management and negotiation; problem solving and decision making; project communication; product and process modelling, and organizational learning.




Construction Project Management

Introduction and overview, project administration; role of the Project Manager, team leadership; project organization structures; project planning; time, cost and quality triangle; problem solving and decision making; monitoring, information systems and control; project evaluation and termination.


  Design Management   

The current theories of design process relating to the built environment. Contemporary applications and the stimulus for change. Relationships with procurement systems. Information and planning systems for the structuring and management of the design process in a range of situations including single discipline practice, multi-disciplinary consultancy and production organizations. Team dynamics and group working, the importance of communication in the design process; including dealing with customer and production interfaces, decision-making methods relating to groups. The management of resources in the design process.


  Sustainable Development  

Introduction to the terms and concepts of sustainability. A selection of factors affecting human settlement, climate, microclimate, topography, infrastructure. Buildings in time and place, urban and rural contexts. Human factors such as health, social interaction and comfort. Resource and energy conservation, waste management, environmental and social impact, and net zero carbon.


  Risk and Safety Management

Concepts of risk and risk management in the context of project management. Quantitative and qualitative techniques for risk analysis, management tools of probabilistic risk assessment, risk identification and analysis, the individual's attitude towards risk, risk containment. Sensitive projects and risk. Integration of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSSE) policies into project palns, relationship with legislation and the duty of care, HSSE performance monitoring, audit and management review. Organizational structures and responsibilities for risk and HSSE management.


  Project Planning and Control    

Planning fundamentals and overview; work content and scope management; WBS; time and cost estimation; project budgeting; resource management; project monitoring and control; earned value; IT tools for project planning and control; change control; quality systems and post project reviews.


  Built Asset Procurement and Contractual Arrangements

This module promotes the ability to analyze a wide range of issues relating to various aspects of built asset procurement. Procurement practice issues may concern arrangements such as traditional, design and build, management, partnering, the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and the various forms of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Contractual issues may concern arrangements such as standard form contracts, partnering arrangements, joint ventures, long term arrangements and lease and purchase of property. Dispute resolution issues may concern mechanisms such as litigation, arbitration, adjudication and other alternative dispute resolution methods.


  Building Information Modelling: Application in Design and Construction

BIM at the conceptual design stage; cross discipline design; shared BIM models; BIM during the construction stages;CDE; technical issues; virtual prototyping; BIM protocol; interoperability; building data storage and accessibility; smart data workflow; digital construction and transformation.





Petroleum Economics and Asset Management  

Exploration and Appraisal Economics. Field Development options? Generation and Evaluation. Operational. Economics. Late Field Life Economics. Generation and modelling cash flows. Economic and Risk Indicators.Risk Management and Strategy. Interface with Technical Commercial and Financial Disciplines.



  Built Asset Management   

Human influences, economic influences, effects on business, organizational structures, capital costs, cost in use, data collection, FM strategies, benefit analysis, occupancy evaluation, employee satisfaction, audit procedures, benchmarking, audit techniques, outsourcing, contracts and agreements.


Risk Assessment and Management

Risk, Uncertainty and Opportunity. Risk Analysis: Qualitative, Quantitative, Quasi-probabilistic. Risk Assessment Attributes and Models. Risk Assessment Tools: Delphi, Checklists, PHA, HAZOP, HACCPT, What-If, Scenario Analysis, BIA, RCA, RCM, FMECA, FTA, ETA, CCA, LOPA, Decision Tree Analysis, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Human Reliability Analysis. Risk/Deviation Assessment and Control: Lambda-Tau methodology. Risk Control: Protective Systems and devices. Risk strategies with online and offline repair. Risk Prediction and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Corporate Risk Management: Governance, Ethical Leadership, Integrity, Risk Appetite, Risk Portfolios, Risk Tolerances. Turnbull. COSO: Enterprise Risk Management. Risk Analysis and Management for Projects (RAMP). Project Portfolio Risk Management. Construction Design Management (CDM) and Risk Management. Asset Risk Management. Risk Communication. Business Continuity Management (BCM). Disaster Management. Contractual Risk Management (indemnification, limitation of liability and subrogation). RAM Standards: Management Principles (ISO-31000), Information Security Management (ISO27001) and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.


Sustainable Development Law in Contemporary Business & Society

Sustainable Development Law in Contemporary Business & Society

Introduction to core concepts of sustainable development; Crosscutting Issues in sustainable development law; The status of sustainable development in international law and policy; Contemporary issues related to the implementation of sustainable development in selected areas (business, energy, climate change, human rights, poverty eradication, intergenerational equity, trade/investment/commerce, IT, Artificial intelligence etc); Building legal frameworks for a sustainable world; The future of sustainable development law;



Geographical Information Systems

Introduction to GIS; Overview of GIS, Definitions of GIS, History of GIS Development, Understanding Geographical, Data Unit, GIS versus Allied Technologies. Components of GIS; GIS Hardware (Introduction, Objectives, Computer,Input Devices, Storage Devices, Output Devices, Other Devices), GIS Software (Introduction, Objectives, what is GIS Software? Types of GIS Software), Data, Personnel,

GIS Method/Procedure. Functions of GIS; Data Input, Data Storage Unit, Data Retrieval and Manipulation, Data Output, Data Updating. Database Structure; Database Structures, Spatial Data Model, Attribute Data Model, Data Quality, Sources of Data. Application and Implementation of GIS; Cartographic Application, Socio-Economic Application, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Facilities and Land Management, Application, GIS Implementation Issues.


Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution; Conflict management, conflict theory, Evaluate the factors that influence Negotiation, Evaluate the techniques used for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Discuss and evaluate the concepts and principles of Mediation, The legal framework for Dispute Resolution; via the law of: Contract and Tort, Thelegal framework for Arbitration, Law of Arbitration, Arbitration Practice and Procedure, Game theory and application

Contract Management

Procurement and Contracts. Definitions. Why have contracts? Supply and payment chains. Transaction costs. Objectives and processes. Contract documents.
Contracts. Legal principles & overview of contract law. Implied terms. International contracts.
Contract Strategy. Number and scope of contracts and sub-contracts. Responsibilities and risks.
Terms of Payment. Incentives and damages terms. Traditional remeasured contracts for construction compared with other contracts for engineering work. Standard Methods of Measurement.Management Contracts & Target Cost Contracts. Objectives and principal features of these contracts.Standard/Model Conditions of Contract: FIDIC, ICE, JCT, IChemE, etc.New Engineering Contract. Objectives and principal features of the NEC family of contracts.
Partnering, Alliances, Joint Ventures and Clustering. Definitions. Objectives and principal features of such arrangements.Managing variations to scope or programme of contract work
IP issues for PMs. Contracts, Corruption and Bribery for PMs


Project Management

Foundations of Project Management. Defining projects and management of projects, Projectisation’, the ‘Iron Triangle’ and its limitations. Project Management in Context, Projects and the relationship with programmes, portfolios. Project Strategy, Stakeholder Management and Selection. Basic Planning/Scheduling Techniques. Scheduling, networks, critical path analysis, resource allocation/management, crashingCost estimation and Control.  Bottom up vs. Top down costing. PM BoKs and Professionalization. The Associations, BoKs and Standards in Project Management, Theories of Professionalism, The status of the occupation
The ‘Human Side’ of Project Management. - Motivation and Leadership of Project Teams
Project Procurement and Commercial Management.  Procurement in a project context
Lifecycle Management and Change Control




Project      Credits: 60 units

Delivery of the module is through independent study and working by the student supported by supervisor lead tutorial sessions. Students are directed to follow a structured research methods programme available online and are supported by personalized tutorials and focused workshops where appropriate




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