|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject examines the principles and procedures for effective contract management from both clients’ and contractors’ perspectives. Practices and techniques of planning and managing a contract through to a successful conclusion are presented.
Topics include: development of legal framework for project delivery (contract formation – principles and philosophies of contract drafting); contract negotiation techniques and execution; contract performance, monitoring and enforcement; managing project close-out; relationship management during the construction phase; project procurement and allocation of risks; payment systems; contractual responsibilities and liabilities imposed by general conditions of contracts; construction delay claims management; conflict and dispute management.
The subject also examines alliancing and partnering contracts, performance-based contracts as well as contract management in the context of BIM-based projects.
Contract management software applications are used where applicable.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Interpret, explain and compare the obligations and responsibilities imposed by selected general conditions of contracts used locally and internationally.
- Identify potential situations which may have legal consequences and negatively impact upon the project delivery outcomes.
- Analyse the complex and interrelated issues associated with contract management and identify when to seek professional advice on a project.
- Manage and control the contractual environment of projects.
- Identify, prepare, and analyse extension of time claims as well as explain the management and legal principles involved.
- Differentiate and explain various conflicts and dispute resolution processes.
At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- Work effectively with other professionals on a project;
- Team building;
- Critical thinking and problem solving;
- Adapt to and work effectively in different contract environments, both locally and internationally.
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90324||Materials and Structures||
|ABPL90313||Management of Construction||
|ABPL90292||Construction of Buildings||
approval from the subject coordinator.
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL30039||Construction Contract Administration||
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
- Written assignment of 1000 words, due week 4 (20%);
- Written assignment of 2000 words, due week 9 (40%);
- Two-hour written exam of 2000 words, end of semester (40%).
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Ajibade Aibinu 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
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- 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.