Construction Management

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Construction Management

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Construction Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ABPL20041 The Construction Context

    AND
    ABPL20042 Residential Construction and Structures

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject focuses on issues affecting the management of construction projects at the site level. An overview of production management and how it relates to the construction industry is provided along with consideration of issues affecting the efficient use of resources such as labour, subcontract labour, materials, plant and equipment. Construction project planning methods and resource management systems are introduced. Labour productivity improvement techniques to such as work study and activity sampling are presented. Critical path scheduling is introduced and the construction plan for a low rise commercial building is undertaken. Contractor's cost control, industrial relations, site safety and quality assurance are also examined.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.