ARCH07021 2019 Project Management and Commercial Archaeology

General Details

Full Title
Project Management and Commercial Archaeology
Transcript Title
Project Management and Commerc
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Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
ESCI - Environmental Science
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Applied Archaeology

This is the only module in Commercial Archaeology to be offered as part of an archaeology degree program in the Republic of Ireland. As many of the jobs in archaeology are in the commercial sector, this course has been designed to provide the student with the type of knowledge that is generally gained through hard won experience in the field of commercial archaeology. This course will be taught primarily through the medium of student directed learning, providing the students with the opportunity to tackle real issues through directed problem solving exercises.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

Demonstrate familiarity with the Irish Planning system and the role played in it by archaeology.
Choose appropriate mitigatory measures for the potential impact on archaeology by commercial developments.

Demonstrate knowledge of the National Monument Acts and other legislation relevant to commercial archaeology.

Produce a costing/tender for different types of commercial archaeology jobs.
Prepare an archaeological assessment, licence application and method statement.
Discuss the various roles of the consultant archaeologist, their obligations to state bodies, their clients and their commitment to best practice.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures will cover a range of topics with approximately one third of the class time devoted to group work linked to their assignments. The final submitted work will involve the production of a detailed desk based report.

Module Assessment Strategies

iThe assessments will be based on both indivudual and group based problem solving exercises dealing with real life situations. The final assessment will lead to the production of a high quality archaeological report.

Repeat Assessments


Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Topics covered will include: The Planing Process and Legislation; Money! Costings and Tenders; Licence Applications and Method Statements; Testing Layouts; Consultation Skills; Report Writing: Best Practice; Analysis of a number case studies in Irish Commercial Archaeology including the M3 motorway.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 5 1,2,3,6
2 Group Project 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 9 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Written Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading National Monuments

Required Reading
20/06/2019 National Monuments

Required Reading
20/06/2019 National Monuments

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Numerous policy documents published by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the heritage Council and the NRA.

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources


Additional Information

To maximise the efficacy of the group learning mode, this module requires being time tabled into weekly 2.5 hour blocks.