Skip to main content
Unit of study_

CIVL3805: Project Scope, Time and Cost Management

The general aim of this unit of study is to offer the student the opportunity to develop an understanding of the scope, time and cost management in project environments. Students will engage with some of the key concepts and various activities which underpin project scope, time and cost management. At the end of this unit, students will be able to: develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), develop network diagrams, and undertake Critical Path Analysis (CPA) and Earned Value Analysis (EVA) using the given project information; explain in depth why scope, time and cost management are important to project management; analyse a project situation that involves scope, time and cost management issues; and explain how the components of scope, time and cost management interrelate in project environments. The syllabus comprises the project planning cycle, working with the project sponsor, scope initiation and definition, project scope definition tools, WBS, network scheduling techniques, CPA, Just-in-Time philosophy, estimating and budgeting, cash flow management, EVA and application of project management software.

Code CIVL3805
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
? 
None
Corequisites:
? 
None
Prohibitions:
? 
ENGG1865 OR QBUS2350
Assumed knowledge:
? 
CIVL2810 or CIVL1810

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. undertake WBS exercises, CPA and EVA using the given project information
  • LO2. analyse a project situation that involves scope, time and cost management issues
  • LO3. explain how the components of scope, time and cost management interrelate.
  • LO4. Apply the theory and professional practice of construction project management in real-life construction projects
  • LO5. Consolidate the theory and professional practice of construction project management acquired over their Bachelor of Construction Management & Property.
  • LO6. Develop a holistic Construction Project Management Plan (CPMP).
  • LO7. Demonstrate their ability to constructively work as part of a construction project management team and improve their interpersonal skills

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.