|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Design Management has developed an increasingly important role within the construction industry since the development of new project acquisition methods from the 1990s onwards. These recognise the importance of the integration of the design and construction processes, the emergence of the project management profession as well as the more specialised role of architects and engineers. This industry role, to coordinate a team of people within a defined framework with agreed goals to achieve a desired design outcome, has evolved within various organisational settings such as architectural and engineering practices, project management consultancies and construction contracting companies. The organisation of the design effort to produce a set of deliverables that achieve the functional, financial and time requirements expected by the relevant key stakeholders is at the core of the design manager’s role. This subject will investigate these roles and responsibilities within the different organisational environments and throughout the project’s lifecycle. In addition, the unique stakeholder relationships and expectations of the design manager acting on behalf of the client, consultant or contractor will be explored and a design management plan developed for a contemporary commercial building project.
Intended learning outcomes
- Understand the role of Design Management within Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) environments.
- Develop a knowledge of the expectations and responsibilities of Design Manager in different organisational environments.
- An ability to develop and prepare a Design Management Plan for a commercial building project.
Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:
- Advanced analytical skills
- Research skills
- Communication skills
- Problem solving skills
- Team working skills.
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90313||Management of Construction||
approval from the subject coordinator.
Recommended background knowledge
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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
- Assignment 1 – Preliminary design management plan and presentation (1000 words per student) and 20 minutes group presentation (group of 3) (equivalent to 1000 words) 30%, due in week 5
- Assignment 2 – Final design management plan (2500 word equivalent) due in week 11 - 50%; and 20 minutes group presentation in week 12 - 20%
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Valerie Francis Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 hours per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 11 February 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
Valerie Francis (Subject Coordinator)
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Selection criteria: Students will be selected into the subject as they self-enrol during the timely re-enrolment period. If the enrolment quota is exceeded, MCCM- PROJ ( Project management specialisation in Master of Construction) students will be given preference first, other MC- CM ( Master of Construction) students second, MC- ARCH ( Master of Architecture) students third.
For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Architecture Course Master of Architecture 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 Major 300 point Master of Architecture Informal specialisation Building Systems and Trade Specialties Informal specialisation Corporate Management Informal specialisation Cost Management Informal specialisation Building Informal specialisation Project Management Major 200 point Master of Architecture
- 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.