QUSU07014 2013 Project Planning 2

General Details

Full Title
Project Planning 2
Transcript Title
Project Planning 2
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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 the planning and its position within the management of the firm. THe course introduces the learner to the various forms and stages of construction planning with particular emphasis on the critical path method. THe module will cover the critical aspects of construction planning and will demonstrate their use through software applications.

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate an understanding of planning and its position within the management field.


Analysis the application of the critical path method in construction planning. 


Assess various projects using the main constuction planning techiques, such as, precedence diagrams and network analysis.


Evaluate the main techniques relevant to time and project scheduling.


Apply the use of modern project planning software for construction projects.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Management functions.

2. Project Life-cycle.

3. Planning in a company.

4. Critical path method.

5. Precedence diagrams and Network analysis.

6. Time scheduling.

7. Project Scheduling.

8. Project Planning software.

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. Modern Construction Management, by Ronald Mc Caffer (6th edition).

2. Construction Programming & Scheduling by Cooke.

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


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