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Aims to develop a body of knowledge, methods, skills and techniques that are essential for students to successfully manage future engineering projects within budget, deadline and resource limits. Topics discussed include: introduction to project management body of knowledge (PMBOK); project delivery systems and contracting methods; budget estimate and bid cost estimate; project planning, work breakdown structure; project scheduling: critical path method (CPM) and network diagram, resource allocation and leveling, line of balance (LOB), integration of CPM and TLOB; project control and earned value analysis; project risk management, impact of uncertainty on schedule and cost, PERT; general principles of construction quality, health and safety management. Computer software for cost estimation and scheduling will be practised in laboratory sessions.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 1 hr. Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1