QUSU07013 2013 Project Planning 1

General Details

Full Title
Project Planning 1
Transcript Title
Project Planning 1
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Paul Tansey

THis module gives the learner an overview of project appraisal and its use in the construction industry. It examines the critical process of decision-making and its position in the project planning process. The module will introduce the leaner to various methods for engineering project appraisal, with particular emphasis on present worth evaluation and the equivalent annual worth techniques.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assess the role that project appraisal plays in the construction sector.


Appraise the various decision-making models and evaluate their use in construction


Evaluate the project planning process relative to the construction industry.


Ascertain the different methods for engineering project appraisal and make recommendations on their use.


Analyse proposed project options using the main economic appraisal techniques.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Project Appraisal

2. Decision-making

3. Project Planning Process

4. Methods for Engineering project appraisal

5. Tools for economic appraisal

6. Present worth evaluation

7. Equivalent annual worth

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online online lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Online asynchronous 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self-directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1. Engineering Project Appraisal, by Michael Rogers.

Other Resources

Construction Management Journals:

1. Construction Management and Economics

2. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

3. International Journal of Project Management

4. Journal of Management in Engineering


Additional Information