Project Construction Management

Unit code: EPM5760 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park


This unit aims to identify the roles of a construction project manager and to review contemporary and emerging construction structures. Appropriate forms of traditional and non-traditional project delivery options such as D&B, GMP, BOO/BOT are considered, along with the use of modern project management frameworks. Additional topics include occupational health and safety, construction risk management; effective resource and quality planning as well as scope, cost and time planning for construction projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate and implement advanced project management concepts and methods to enable students to assist with overall planning and management of construction projects;
  2. Formulate effective and efficient quality assurance strategies for the successful delivery of a complex construction project;
  3. Determine and plan resources required for a complex construction projects; and
  4. Investigate occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements as well as risk management practices required for construction projects.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Project
Grade: 40%
Group Project (including 5% early assessment in week 2)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 40%
Written submission (2000 words approx)

Required reading

Further reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate. Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide (2016), Project Management Institute.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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