Project Scope, Time and Cost Management (CIVL3805)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study is a core course for the Bachelor of Project Engineering & Management (Civil) and an elective for Civil Engineering degree and other branches of engineering and faculties. The general aim of this unit of study is to offer the student the opportunity to develop an understanding of the scope, time and cost management in project environments. Students will engage with some of the key concepts and various activities which underpin project scope, time and cost management. At the end of this unit, students will be able to: develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), develop network diagrams, and undertake Critical Path Analysis (CPA) and Earned Value Analysis (EVA) using the given project information; explain in depth why scope, time and cost management are important to project management; analyse a project situation that involves scope, time and cost management issues; and explain how the components of scope, time and cost management interrelate in project environments. The syllabus comprises the project planning cycle, working with the project sponsor, scope initiation and definition, project scope definition tools, WBS, network scheduling techniques, CPA, Just-in-Time philosophy, estimating and budgeting, cash flow management, EVA and application of project management software.
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2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week
Through semester assessment (65%), Final Exam (35%)
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Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: CIVL2810 Engineering Construction and Surveying
QBUS2350, ECMT3640, ENGG1850
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