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Construction Scheduling (ABPL90323)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90323
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through an introduction to details of construction scheduling techniques and use of professional scheduling tools, this subject articulates the clear processes of logical development of time program for construction activities in projects. Real-life case projects are used for students to explore the concepts of activity definition, activity sequencing, resource allocation and resource leveling in the time schedule development process. Organised as a working seminar, the subject exposes students to clear visualisation of the construction processes and logical placement of construction activities whilst enabling them to understand underlying constraints in the schedule development context.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To teach students how to optimise construction time in a range of residential and commercial projects;
  • To provide a framework for evaluating alternative construction methods and implications in schedule;
  • To optimise the use of resources such as people, materials, equipment, and capital;
  • To provide the early warning of potential problems and set priorities; and
  • To develop skills and training on professional scheduling tools such as MS Project and Primavera.

Generic skills

At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Ability to visualise constructability issues;
  • Ability to map or imagine construction processes in the context of timely project completion;
  • Ability to examine alternative construction methods and the results of ripple effects;
  • Ability to appreciate the effectiveness of construction schedule in overall time control in projects.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into the MCCM-200EP OR completion of the following subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90293 Commercial Construction
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90313 Management of Construction
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

This subject assumes knowledge of building processes, work breakdown structures and manual scheduling techniques. Subjects such as ABPL90025 Project Management in Practice would be beneficial to undertake before enrolling in this subject.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

  • Class participation (10%), demonstrating active involvement in a range of class activities and peer discussions.
  • Two group assignments equivalent to a total of 3500 words per student (60%) due in week 6 and 10, demonstrating a high level of technical understanding of sequencing construction processes, resource allocation and resource levelling in construction activities and development of a feasible construction schedule for effective delivery of projects.
  • Individual reflective assignment equivalent to 1500 words (30%) due in week 12, demonstrating the conceptual understanding of construction scheduling and ability to apply knowledge across a range of scenarios in residential and commercial building projects.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorHemanta Doloi
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours, comprising one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Related majors/minors/specialisations

There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 16 August 2017