Course Title: Coordinate engineering projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: BUSM8719C

Course Title: Coordinate engineering projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Md Tanvirul Islam
Ph: +61 3 9925 8312
Email: md.tanvirul.islam@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by email

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the coordination of engineering projects within project plans and budgets. It includes monitoring and maintaining the project implementation plan, performance analysis and use of project management software.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM22013A Coordinate engineering projects

Element:

1. Review and confirm parameters of delegated project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review designs, drawings, standards and established implementation plan and schedule to establish scope of the engineering project 1.2 Review budget and control measures for delegated project 1.3 Review project management structure, functional team relationships, communications and reporting lines 1.4 Review materials, logistics and services procurement requirements 1.5 Review the need for appropriate technical and professional assistance 1.6 Review physical resources requirements 1.7 Review human resources and skills development requirements 1.8 Review compliance requirements for project, including WHS requirements, codes of practice, regulations, standards, legal and other regulatory requirements, and enterprise procedures

Element:

2. Coordinate implementation of delegated project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assign and obtain team agreement to plans, communication arrangements, responsibilities, schedules and requirements 2.2 Establish liaison arrangements with other functional groups 2.3 Ensure efficient and documented arrangements for requests for further information (RFIs) from designers and other experts 2.4 Confirm internal and external reporting requirements, including content, schedule and sign-off arrangements 2.5 Confirm suppliers, contractors and delivery schedules, and any installation requirements 2.6 Coordinate actions to overcome constraints and contingencies, including coordination with stakeholders and adjustments, if necessary, to plans and schedules 2.7 Coordinate and monitor specialist and technical support services to meet schedules, budgets and performance requirements 2.8 Maintain and monitor records of project tasks for accountability against objectives, schedule and budget 2.9 Apply principles of continuous improvement to implementation 2.10 Implement project management, resources control and budgeting software, when required

Element:

3. Report on outcomes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record progress in accordance with procedures 3.2 Supervise the completion of project, including sign-off and completion of required documentation of the project


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Reflective Journals
  • Team meetings
  • Invited presentations
  • Presentations
  • Competency tests

 

This course is delivered as cluster with CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (BUIL5985C) and VU22545 Apply environmental solutions to civil engineering projects (CIVE7789).

   
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA 1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.   EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.


Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies MEM22013A, CPCCBC4004A and VU22545 in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

   

Week of study                              TopicAssessment Tasks                                 
Week 1 - 2
 
  • Introduction to the unit
  • Delivery and assessment overview
  • Introduction to project coordination and management
  • Characteristics of a project
  • Project Management versus Operational Management
  • Project life cycle
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Project organizational structure
  • Project stakeholders
  • The project team
  • Project communication
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager and the team members
  • Project scoping
  • The Project Charter/Statement of Work
  • Project Life Cycle and economic feasibility
  • Construction Practice
  • Construction Industry
  • Construction Project Stages
  • Owner, Engineer-Architect and Contractor
  • Bidding
  • Subcontracting
  • Construction Management
  • Different types of contracts

Continuous Assessment

Project Work  

Week 3 - 4
  • Fundamental scheduling procedures
  • Relevance of construction schedules
  • The Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Calculations for CPM Scheduling
  • Activity float and schedules
  • Resource oriented scheduling
  • Scheduling with resource constraints

 Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Week 5 - 6
  • Project estimation
  • Project cost analysis
  • Project cost system

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Test 1

Week 7 - 9
  • Production Planning
  • Managing Time
  • Resource management
  • Resource bottle-necking
  • Project Scheduling Applications

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Week 10 - 11
  • Project coordination
  • Project Financial Management

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Test 2

 Week 12
  • Project performance measurement using earned value

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Week 13
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) or Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • OHS/WHS requirements and risk control

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Week 14

  • Environmental impact assessment of engineering projects
  • Environmental legal and regulatory requirements
  • Incorporated environmental solutions in engineering projects
  • Environmental permits and approvals
  • Dealing with unexpected situations

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Week 15

  • Cost estimation for building and construction projects

Continuous Assessment

Project Work 

Week 16
  • Professional conduct & ethics
  • Project report submission and presentation

Project Report Submission

Project Presentation

Week 17/18

 

Final Exam 

   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course, you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Continuous assessment

  •  Reflective journals based on class and tutorial participation 
  •  Meeting minutes
  •  Peer review

Assessment 2: Tests

Assessment 3: Project report and presentations

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

            Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Continuous Assessment

Tests

Project report and Presentations

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

1.3

 

x

1.4

x

1.5

x

1.6

x

1.7

x

1.8

x

2.1

 

x

2.2

 

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

 

x

2.5

 

x

2.6

x

2.7

 

x

2.8

x

2.9

x

2.10

x

3.1

 

x

3.2

 

x


Assessment Tasks

This course is delivered as cluster with CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (BUIL5985C) and VU22545 Apply environmental solutions to civil engineering projects (CIVE7789)

Assessment tasks for this clustered course:

 

Assessment 1: Continuous assessment

  • Reflective journals based on class and tutorial participation
  • Meeting minutes
  • Peer review


Assessment 2: Tests

  • Test 1
  • Test 2
  • Final Exam


Assessment 3: 
Project report and Presentations 

  • Project 1 report
  • Project 2 report
  • Presentation   To be deemed competent, student must achieve satisfactory (S) results in all three (3) assessments.  
  • Final result of this course will be either Competent or Not Yet Competent.


Assessment Matrix

MEM22013A Elements and Performance Criteria
Assessment 1.11.21.31.4 1.5 1.61.71.82.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.92.103.13.2 
Continuous assessmentXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
TestsXX XXXXX  X  X XXX   
Project report and presentationXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

 

Assessment vs CPCCBC4004A Elements & Performance Criteria

CPCCBC4004A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.31.42.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.34.44.5 
Continuous assessmentXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
TestsXXXXXXXX XXX XX 
Project report and presentationXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

 

Assessment vs VU22545 Elements & Performance Criteria

VU22545 Elements and Performance Criteria

Assessment1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.43.5
Continuous assessmentXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TestsX X X XXX  XX 
Project report and presentationXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 

 

Assessments

EA 1.1

EA 1.2

EA 1.3

EA 1.4

EA 1.5

EA 1.6

EA 2.1

EA 2.2

EA 2.3

EA 2.4

EA 3.1

EA 3.2

EA 3.3

EA 3.4

EA 3.5

EA 3.6

Continuous assessment

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Tests

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

Project report and presentation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ALL ASSESSMENTS MEM22013A

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

3

2

ALL ASSESSMENTS VU22545

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

3

2

0 (Blank)

Graduate attribute is not assessed.

1

Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.

2

Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.

3

Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 24 hours outside the class time.           

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

   

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