|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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
Admission into the MCCM-200EP OR completion of the following subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90313||Management of Construction||
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
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 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 coordinator Hemanta Doloi Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours, comprising one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Building Informal specialisation Cost Management Informal specialisation Project Management Informal specialisation Building Informal specialisation Building Systems and Trade Specialties Informal specialisation Project Management Informal specialisation Cost Management Specialisation (formal) Project Management Informal specialisation Building Systems and Trade Specialties Informal specialisation Cost Management Informal specialisation Building Informal specialisation Project Management
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.