Course Title: Manage an engineering project
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: CIVE5696
Course Title: Manage an engineering project
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
A.S. (Ahmet) Ertuncay. Program Coordinator.
School of Vocationa Engineering (SoVE)
Tel : (03) 9925 8375
Fax : (03) 9925 4377
W.R. (Bill) Harding, Teacher
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Tel. 9925 4443
Fax. 9925 4377
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
EDX010B Communicate and apply standard industry procedures and policies in an engineering design office
This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to apply the principles and concepts of project management to the engineering context. It includes typical documentation requirements, and procedures associated with commissioning and finishing a project and to draw up a Critical Path Method network for a project.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
EAX080B Manage an engineering project
1. Apply the concepts, specific technical terms and procedures used in project management.
1.1The importance of project management can be outlined.
2. Apply knowledge of typical project documentation.
2.1 Typical documents needed before the start of a project Can be listed and their essential features described.
3. Draw up a network diagram and Gantt Chart and calculate the critical path for a project/process.
3.1 The critical paths, early and late finish dates are calculated in accordance with recognised industry
4. Apply an understanding of procedures for tracking project progress.
4.1 Typical reasons that may cause variations to the project Plan can be identified.
5. Apply understanding of the procedures associated with finishing and commissioning a project.
5.1The procedures associated with finishing and Commissioning a project can be described.
6. Use project management software.
6.1 Create a schedule using a typical computer software package relevant to project management and determine the critical path for a project.
Refer to the elements
Details of Learning Activities
Refer to underpinning knowledge and skills for this unit in the description contained in the relevant course guide.
1. Explain, using examples typical of the construction industry , the concepts, specific technical terms and procedures used in project management
2. Refer to samples of specifications, bills of quantities and drawings obtained from industry.
3. Illustrate the theory of critical path determination and Gantt chart construction using worked examples
4. Explain the principles of monitoring progress.
5. Outline the responsibilities of the parties when handing over a project
6. Demonstrate the use of software using MS Project
1. With reference to sample contract documents, note differences between types of contracts esp. Lump Sum, Schedule of Rates, Cost Plus, etc.
2. Given a small project with cost items, sums and stages of partial completion, calculate weekly/monthly costs and costs to date.
3. Use basic principles to construct a critical path and a Gantt chart for a small construction project
4. Use MS Project to create same
Group based activities
Given a construction project, the group to discuss a selection of management procedures as seen from a superintendent’s and a contractor’s viewpoint. Focus to be on the contrast between the two. Groups to report back and collate ideas.
See Online Learning Hub via MyRMIT (Blackboard) for details of weekly schedule. Refer also to the Learning Guide/Package available on the Blackboard.
Will be given in class. Refer also to Learning Guide/Package available on the Blackboard
All resources are available on the Blackboard for this course.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.
Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:
NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent
CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass
CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit
CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction
CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction
These tasks will be outlined in class.
They will consist of:
Two Minor Assignments 2 x 15% = 30% Two weeks (approx) after completion of topic
One Minor Assignment (2 Parts) 15% In class of that week
End of course on-line supervised examination.
This exam is an open book exam using notes taken in class only. 55% Last Week.
|CIVE 5696 - Elements & Performance Criteria - Manage and engineering project|
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.
Prerequisite units comprise part of the underpinning knowledge and skills.
A thorough understanding of the following project management principles and techniques as they are applied to engineering projects:-
Introduction to project management:- Simple and complex projects
Start and finish dates
Activities and durations
Plant and equipment
Project management elements
Integration of all elements
The project management process
Project life cycle
The triple constraints of time, budget and quality
Finishing, handover, acceptance, audit
The project management environment
Projects within continuing organisations
Project applications and project application of management principles
Company and public authority organisation
Types of contracts
Importance of project management
The mutual benefits to society, management, clients and workers of effective project management.
The low salvage value of unsuccessful or uncompleted projects, follies
Project management in Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Contract documents:- Different types of contracts: acts and regulations
Graphical representation of projects:- The Gantt Bar Chart
The network diagram
The critical path
Case studiers in CPM
Simple specific examples not requiring computer assistance
Relevant computer software packages
Budgeting and tracking project progress:- Preparation and analysis of budget figures
Coordination, contingencies and risk
Problems and case studies
Simple specific examples
Examples of recording project status and costings
Relevant computer software packages
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