Course Title: Advanced Construction Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Construction Management

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012


Singapore Inst of Management


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Offsh 1 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh2 12,
Offsh3 13

Course Coordinator: Guillermo Aranda-Mena

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9512

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.68

Course Coordinator Availability: Thursdays 2:00 to 4:00

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students will need to have completed first two years of Program.  Students need to be conversant with management techniques as they apply to modern organisations.

Course Description

This course will introduce to a procurement methodology- Public Private Partnerships (PPP). You will develop your understanding of how PPP methodology applies to the Construction Industry, and build your knowledge of management principles and practice, and how these are used strategically within an organisation. You will develop the practical skills you will need when undertaking construction project planning across different organisational levels.

The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in construction organizations.

Topics covered include:

  • Value for money in Public, Private Partnerships
  • Legal and financial overview of Public Private Partnerships
  • Facility Management
  • Design input: including architecture and engineering

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance and role of various stakeholders and professional disciplines in the property, engineering and. construction industry.
  • Apply best practice PPP methodology to construction and infrastructure projects.
  • Identify effective negotiation skills in work simulated professional scenarios.
  • Apply effective negotiation skills in work simulated construction, engineering and property professional scenarios.
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication skills

You will develop the following capabilities:

  • Professional Communication (GC2) 
  • Professional Practice (GC3)
  • Discipline Knowledge & Technical Expertise (GC4) 
  • Socially Aware Practice (GC5)

Overview of Learning Activities

Your ability to identify and apply principles of PPP methodology will be developed through a variety of classroom and industry lead workshop activities that includes a combination of face to face lectures and tutorials. This course will provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources for this course will include theoretical and practical case examples made available online and via class tutorials/and lectures.

Overview of Assessment

For any designated module in a course you must achieve:

  • 50% overall,
  • Assessment will include group reports and diary submission.
  • Group report presentations will be assessed by an industry expert panel and your teacher and will take place in the last two weeks of semester. Teacher and industry feedback will be provided on your project proposal and final group report.