QUSU08015 2013 Projects and ICT

General Details

Full Title
Projects and ICT
Transcript Title
Projects and ICT
Code
QUSU08015
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Paul Tansey
Description

This module will develop the student's expertise in the practical application of the taught modules on the programme. It will consist of Projects, Multidisiplinary Teamwork and Software applications. The projects will require the student to display a professional level of skill in project management and administration.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Consolidate the skills attained in other modules of this programme and apply them to the practical aspects of Construction Project Management.

2.

Demonstrate and ability to coordinate the responsibilities of other design team professionals to bring a project to fruition in accordance with the relevant codes of practice

3.

Illustrate a capacity to communicate effectively with clients, other design team members and with contractor's personnel using modern and traditional methods.

4.

Select research information sources and apply findings as appropriate.

5.

Appraise current development feasibility and management software.

6.

Manage deadlines and appreciate the need to work to rigid programmes and to deliver on commitments.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment - 100%

Indicative Syllabus

Projects - Students will be assigned a number of projects in the course of the academic year with the objective of developing the student's expertise in the practical application of the taught modules on the programme. The projects will be of increasing complexity so that the final project will require the student to display a professional level of skill in project management and administration.

Multidisciplinary Teamwork - On at least one of the projects, the students will be required to participate in multi-disciplinary teams comprising of Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Interior Architecture students. The project will employ a total problem-based learning teaching strategy in order to develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, encourage deep learning and develop report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Software applications - Asta Powerproject, Estate Master.

CPD - Methods and sources of CPD and Lifelong Learning.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Estate Master Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
2 Project Asta Powerproject Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
3 Group Project Multidisciplinary Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Computer Laboratory Asta Powerproject 4 Weekly 4.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Estate Master 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self directed learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Distance Learning Suite Asta Powerproject 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Distance Learning Suite Estate Master 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self directed learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Tan & Hi Chen

Capture and reuse of project knowledge in construction

Wiley-Blackwell

2010

CIOB

Code of practice for project management for construction and development

Wiley-Blackwell

2010

Winch & Graham

Managing construction projects: an information processing approach 2nd ed.

Wiley-Blackwell

2010

Other Resources

 Use of the Rack computers through 'GoToMyPc'.

Additional Information

None