|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject exposes students to construction procurement in a broad sense, by articulating and examining the legal and functional links between multiple contracting parties in project delivery. Different procurement methods with their associated contract types are introduced, and the theories and principles governing their selection discussed. To this end, decision support system tools that can facilitate the selection process are introduced and practiced with case studies. Ethics in procurement, public procurement concerns and strategies, as well as international differences in the use of procurement methods, are also covered.
Intended learning outcomes
- To build an appreciation of the key issues in construction procurement;
- To provide a clear understanding of the structure, process and characteristics of different construction procurement methods;
- To provide the theories, principle and tools required in selecting the right procurement method (client’s perspective);
- To provide the theories, principles and tools in making go/no-go decision and addressing various requests regarding different construction procurement methods (contractor’s perspective).
At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- Ability to appreciate the importance and key issues of construction procurement;
- Ability to understand the complexity of construction procurement;
- Ability to appreciate the trends in the application of various construction procurement methods; and
- Ability to understand the varying perspectives of contracting parties in project delivery.
Eligibility and requirements
Admission into the Master of Construction Management (200-pt Entry Points) MCCM-200EP
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Completion of the following 2 subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90313||Management of Construction||
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 assignments equivalent to a total of 3000 words (60%). Assignment 1 due in week 5 equivalent to 1000 words (20%) and Assignment 2 due in week 11 equivalent to 2000 words (40%). The assignment 1 is individual and assignment 2 is a group assignment, with writing report and class presentation. The writing report of assignment 2 is equivalent to 1500 per group member and the class presentation is equivalent to 500 words per group member (report 30% + presentation 10%). The aim of the assignments is to facilitate the reflections in the decision process for selecting the best procurement methods, articulation of common and innovative procurement strategies and critical analysis of the key factors (Product, Programme, Price).
- Two hour examination equivalent to 2000 words during the examination period (30%) demonstrating a critical analysis of the theories, principles and tools applied across a variety of construction procurement methods.
Hurdle requirement: A minimum mark of 40% has to be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Paulo Vaz-Serra Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 hours 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
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This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Building Informal specialisation Cost Management Informal specialisation Project Management Informal specialisation Building Informal specialisation Policy Informal specialisation Building Systems and Trade Specialties Informal specialisation Project Management Informal specialisation Cost Management Informal specialisation Research and Development Informal specialisation Policy Specialisation (formal) Project Management Informal specialisation Corporate Management Informal specialisation Building Systems and Trade Specialties Informal specialisation Corporate Management 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.