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Construction Scheduling (ABPL90323)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90323
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


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

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



Non-allowed subjects


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 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 period23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018
    Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018
    Census date31 August 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail21 September 2018
    Assessment period ends16 November 2018

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 16 June 2018