BLCN14041 - Project Planning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit leads you to learn major areas of planning of a construction project including construction planning and scheduling; the role of the construction planning consultant; developing an initial job using labour, materials, plant and time units from design documentation; estimates and/or Bills of Quantities; using construction planning methodologies and tools such as bar charts, critical path methods, line of balance, cash flow projections; least cost optimization; flagging approval and detailed schedules of sub-contract activities. The choice of software for scheduling and network analysis will be examined as a further added learning experience.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

  1. BLAR11049: Built Environment Communications and Skills or
  2. COMM11003: Professional and Technical Communication or
  3. ENEG11005: Fundamentals of Professional Engineering

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
4. Presentation and Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student
Feedback
Single textbook would be helpful
Recommendation
Textbooks being reviewed for selection.
Action Taken
Improved resources were provided. Although a textbook was not made mandatory, suggestions were made.
Source: Student
Feedback
Some confusion with assessment dates
Recommendation
Dates made 100% clear in week 1.
Action Taken
All dates were made clear in week one gaining student agreement.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Slow feedback of assignment marking was deemed to be a problem.
Recommendation
The lecturer recognises the problem due to workload and will make use of supporting marking if required in the future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback and lecturer
Feedback
Some confusion is experienced in the navigation and use of Moodle.
Recommendation
MS Teams will be used for communication purposes only, and Moodle after its refresh will become the main location for resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assignments were not completely clear to students.
Recommendation
The assignments will be rewritten in clear English and be supported by discussion in online tutorials that should be attended, or the recordings watched.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Outline the role of the construction planning consultant
  2. Develop an initial job using labour, materials, plant and time units based on design documentation, estimates and/or Bills of Quantities
  3. Explain construction planning methodologies and tools
  4. Prepare detailed schedules of sub-contract activities and perform cash flow projection
  5. Effectively choose and use scheduling and network analysis computer software.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Presentation and Written Assessment