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School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentMSc Construction Project ManagementCourse Guide2017-18SeptemberAbout this guideThis is your course guide. It provides the basic but fundamental information about your course of study. Thisguide is yours for the duration of the course, we don’t re-issue it annually and if any information containedwithin were to change then we will write to you to explain so.In particular, if any important aspects relating to your modules were to change then we will inform you inaccordance with the Code of Practice for the Management of Changes to Modules and Courses. The teachingand support teams which you will get to know over time will refer to this guide – it will be useful to you andwe advise you to make good use of it throughout your studies.The Course Guide should be read in conjunction with the more general sources of information which relate toall students at the University. The Student Handbook is a very detailed reference point for all issues relating toyour studies which aren’t specific to just your particular course. You might also want to refer to the StudentCharter; the University’s Policies and Regulations and the University Assessment Handbook documents whichwill provide you with all of the information that we think you will need for your period of study here.If you need additional information, or you simply want to discuss elements of any of these documents or otheraspects of your course, find that there is something you need to know, please contact your Faculty StudentServices:Faculty Student ServicesWe can help with the administration and organisation of your time at University – from enrolment andmodule registration, tuition fee enquiries, attendance support, course management and lifecycle queries,extenuating circumstances, leave of absence, transfers and changes, assignment submission, SAMsappointments, assessment and result queries, right through to Graduation.You can also come and talk to us for impartial advice and support if things are starting to go wrong and you’renot sure who else to talk to. The main thing to remember is that you are not alone. We see large numbers ofstudents over the course of a year on a variety of issues, so please don’t be afraid to approach us.We are here to ensure that your transition into Higher Education is as smooth as possible. Normal officeopening hours are Monday-Friday 08:45-17:00.You can contact us through the e:vision help desk, by phone or in person or by e-mail:Faculty of Science andEngineering (CityCampus)Alan Turing Building MI 024 (01902) 322129 fsestudentservices@wlv.ac.ukFaculty of Science andEngineering (TelfordCampus)The Darby Building SC 041 (01902) 322129 fsestudentservices@wlv.ac.ukHelp and Advice is alsoavailable from StudentSupport & Wellbeing…Contact us at the Alan TuringBuilding MI 001 for all enquiries andreferrals… Services operate at allcampuses by appointment.(01902) 321074(01902) 321070ssw@wlv.ac.ukmoney@wlv.ac.ukWelcome from the Course LeaderOn behalf of the teaching and support teams from MSc Construction Project Management course, I would liketo extend to you a very warm welcome to the University of Wolverhampton, and in particular your campus.My name is Angela Nash and I am the course leader for your MSc Construction Project Management courseand alongside your personal tutor, will be your main point of contact over the duration of your studies. Mycontact details are below – please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any support or guidance.The successes which you will achieve whilst at the University are based upon a partnership between theexpertise and support from the staff here and the effort you put into learning. We welcome students who areeager to think for themselves, to take control of their own learning and who are ready to get involved indeveloping the skills required in a highly competitive job market. Make the most of the wide range ofopportunities available to you.Studying at University can be difficult, and for many of you the transition into University life will bechallenging. However we will support you throughout your course, particularly whilst you develop into anindependent learner over the course of your first year with us.We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the effective operationand development of your chosen course. We hope that you might consider acting as a Course Representativeduring some of your time with us to help the University continue to improve your experience.I would like to wish you every success with your studies. We look forward to working with you and hope thatyou enjoy your time with us.Angela NashCourse Management and Staff InvolvementRole Name Specialism eMail Tel. Ext. RoomHead of Department Professor Mohammed Arif mohammed.arif@wlv.ac.uk 2261 MA150Course Leader Mrs Angela Nash Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk 2622 MA115dStudent Advisor Miss Jennifer Norwood J.Norwood@wlv.ac.uk 1183 MI024Student Advisor Miss Kimberley Turner Kim.Turner@wlv.ac.uk 3577 MI024Faculty Enabling Tutor Mr Anthony Hatfield A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk 8581 MA115gEducational Aims of the CourseThis course aims to meet the growing need within the built environment sector for professionals with athorough understanding of the management of the construction process from inception to completion. Thefocus on following the process through inception, feasibility and planning of projects differentiates thiscourse from operational construction management. As a student you will experience a combination ofstructured learning with problem-based scenarios and research that will develop your capabilities for criticalthinking, argument, creativity and encourage your innovation all of which are brought into the practicaldecision making processes encountered in built environment projects.This course will enable you to appraise, analyse and evaluate the art and science of construction projectmanagement covering the areas of strategy, control, technical, commercial, legal, financial and organisationalissues. You will reflect on and make cases for the integration of the technical (hard) and social (soft)management styles required within the context of strategic and operational construction projects.This flexible course can enable qualification at post graduate certificate and diploma levels on successfulcompletion of a requisite number of modules and credits. Individual modules may be used as part ofContinuous Professional Development courses offered by the University and its partners.What makes this programme distinctive?Students will be exposed to construction project management at a strategic and operational level. This coursewill expand the horizon of the construction project into the inception, concept and feasibility projects thatneed to take place in order to ensure that the building project meets the needs and objectives of the client andthe clients business.The historic nature of the built environment sector and its flexibility in the face of external change isapproached with industrial partners who set the scene for research and understanding in areas of challengeand interest. Uniquely industry has the chance to set the agenda for study and to take part in the research anddevelopment within topics of interest and become part of creative and innovative solution.This course will apply a balanced hand to the art and science of project management dealing with both thetechnical and the softer people related attributes of effective construction project managers. Work-basedprojects, residential courses and the opportunity to gain ‘badged’ training alongside structured learning andresearch enriches the experience of students and their employers.Course StructureSeptember (Full-Time)Module Title Credits Period Type Module Leader7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management 20 SEM1 Core Peter Harris7ET022 Research Methods and Professional Skills 20 SEM1 Core Patricia Osborne7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control 20 SEM1 Core John Reynolds7CN013 Forms of Contract 20 SEM1 Core Nii Ankrah7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and ProgrammeManagement20 SEM2 Core Angela NashGroup 01 | Min Value: 20 | Max Value: 207CN003 Contemporary Issues 20 SEM2 CoreOptionChris Williams7CN006 Work Based Learning Project 20 SEM2 CoreOption7ET023 Dissertation 60 CRYRA Core Peter WardleCourse Learning OutcomesLearning Outcome Contributing ModulesPGCert Course Learning Outcome 1 (PGCCLO1)Appraise critique and evaluate the advantages ofthe art and science of effective and efficientconstruction project management within avariety of strategic and operational contexts.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementPGCert Course Learning Outcome 2 (PGCCLO2)Acquire knowledge through academic, industrialand practical research and apply solutions to a7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN006 Work Based Learning Project7CN013 Forms of Contractrange of complex issues, adopting suitableapproaches to problem solving and decisionmaking.7ET022 Research Methods and Professional SkillsPGCert Course Learning Outcome 3 (PGCCLO3)Work, lead and manage within an effective teamenvironment whilst analysing and recognising thecontributions of individuals.7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementPGCert Course Learning Outcome 4 (PGCCLO4)Apply numerical, statistical and quantitativeskills within the planning and control ofconstruction projects in order to evaluate keyissues which impact on project performance.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementPGCert Course Learning Outcome 5 (PGCCLO5)Deal with complex issues both systematically andcreatively, make sound judgements in theabsence of complete data and communicateconclusions clearly to specialist and nonspecialist audiences using a variety of skills andmedia appropriately.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN003 Contemporary Issues7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management7CN013 Forms of Contract7ET022 Research Methods and Professional SkillsPGDip Course Learning Outcome 1 (PGDCLO1)Appraise critique and evaluate the advantages ofthe art and science of effective and efficientconstruction project management within avariety of strategic and operational contexts.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementPGDip Course Learning Outcome 2 (PGDCLO2)Acquire knowledge through academic, industrialand practical research and apply solutions to arange of complex issues, adopting suitableapproaches to problem solving and decisionmaking.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN006 Work Based Learning Project7CN013 Forms of Contract7ET022 Research Methods and Professional SkillsPGDip Course Learning Outcome 3 (PGDCLO3)Work, lead and manage within an effective teamenvironment whilst analysing and recognising thecontributions of individuals.7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementPGDip Course Learning Outcome 4 (PGDCLO4)Apply numerical, statistical and quantitativeskills within the planning and control ofconstruction projects in order to evaluate keyissues which impact on project performance.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementPGDip Course Learning Outcome 5 (PGDCLO5)Deal with complex issues both systematically andcreatively, make sound judgements in theabsence of complete data and communicateconclusions clearly to specialist and nonspecialist audiences using a variety of skills andmedia appropriately.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN003 Contemporary Issues7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management7CN013 Forms of Contract7ET022 Research Methods and Professional SkillsMasters Course Learning Outcome 1 (MACLO1)Appraise critique and evaluate the advantages ofthe art and science of effective and efficientconstruction project management within avariety of strategic and operational contexts.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementMasters Course Learning Outcome 2(MACLO2)Acquire knowledge through academic, industrialand practical research and apply solutions to arange of complex issues, adopting suitableapproaches to problem solving and decisionmaking.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN006 Work Based Learning Project7CN013 Forms of Contract7ET022 Research Methods and Professional SkillsMasters Course Learning Outcome 3(MACLO3)Work, lead and manage within an effective teamenvironment whilst analysing and recognising thecontributions of individuals.7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementMasters Course Learning Outcome 4(MACLO4)Apply numerical, statistical and quantitativeskills within the planning and control ofconstruction projects in order to evaluate keyissues which impact on project performance.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN004 Operational Construction Project Management7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme ManagementMasters Course Learning Outcome 5 (MACLO5)Deal with complex issues both systematically andcreatively, make sound judgements in theabsence of complete data and communicateconclusions clearly to specialist and nonspecialist audiences using a variety of skills andmedia appropriately.7CN001 Advanced Project Planning and Control7CN003 Contemporary Issues7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management7CN013 Forms of Contract7ET022 Research Methods and Professional SkillsMasters Course Learning Outcome 6(MACLO6)Take responsibility for and organise your ownlearning through self-management andindependent study and continue to advance yourown knowledge and understanding, developingnew skills to a high level.7CN003 Contemporary Issues7CN006 Work Based Learning Project7ET022 Research Methods and Professional Skills7ET023 DissertationPSRBNoneEmployability in the CurriculumStudents successfully completing this course will be well placed to pursue their membership aspirations witha number of professional bodies including the RICS, CIOB and APM. During the course they may haveopportunities to gain training qualifications with external providers. Employment opportunities inconstruction project management may be found within both consultancy and contracting companies in thestrategic and operational contexts of building and business projects in the areas of architecture, civilengineering, construction, services engineers, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors,construction management teams. The emphasis on the business planning, feasibility and planning stagesexpands the focus of the construction contract and opens up the possibilities for consultancy and operationalmanagement.Teaching, Learning and AssessmentLearning Activities: Work based learning and/or project work and research.Group projectsProblem based learning.Use of project briefs and role playReference PointsQAA descriptor for a Higher Education qualification at level 7: Master’s DegreeFaculty of Science and Engineering E&D policySubject Benchmark Statement – Building and SurveyingRICS Policy and Guidelines – APC CompetenciesCIOB Policy and Guidelines – Educational FrameworkAPM Policy and guidelinesEquality Act 2010Academic Regulations ExemptionsNoneSupport with your studiesUniversity Learning Centres are the key source of academic information for students providing access to:Physical library resources (books, journal, DVDs etc.)Study areas to allow students to study in the environment that suits them best: Social areas, quiet andsilent areas.A wide range of online information sources, including eBooks, e-journals and subject databasesAcademic skills support via the Skills for Learning programmeStudents on campus can attend workshops or ask for one-to-one help on a range of skills such asacademic writing and referencing.Dedicated Subject Pages to enable you to explore key online information sources that are recommendedfor their studies.Physical access to local libraries both in UK and overseas via SCONUL and WorldCat agreementsWe also strongly advise you to download to “MyWLV” student app. MyWLV is a single point of personalisedaccess to the variety of systems the University offers. This includes pulling through relevant information (e.g.deadlines, timetables) and linking to underlying systems.Course Specific SupportCourse support:At the start of your course you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will guide you through the inductionprocess and provide support and academic counselling throughout your course on an appointment basis.They should be able to offer you advice and guidance to help you liaise with other staff and support facilitiesin the School and University. The Student Support Advisers (SSA) provide academic counselling and will beaccessible throughout the week on a drop-in or appointment basis to discuss timetables, requests forextensions, requests for extenuating circumstances, general concerns about study and student life and generalprogramme planning. The SSA will act as a first point of contact in relation to leave of absence (includingreturning after leave), withdrawal, transferring to another course (internal and external) and changes to modeof attendance. Your Course Leader will be available thereafter for meetings by appointment to discuss leave ofabsence, withdrawal, transferring to another course (internal and external), changes to mode of attendance,returning after leave of absence and direct entrants.Subject support:Tutorials, workshops, seminars and meetings – provide the primary opportunities for students to interact withstaff on topics relating to modules. Specialist and industry practitioners will be invited to deliver timely andcontemporary content and advice on current issues and technical applications. All modules provide at leastone of these forms of face-to-face support.Formative feedback – tutors provide personalised written feedback on most summative assessments. Themechanism for feedback from purely formative tasks varies between assessments, but will always beprovided in some form. Online formative tasks often provide feedback straight away. On occasions tutors mayprovide generalised verbal feedback to the whole class on points relating to an assessmentAssessment and subject-based surgeries provide additional student support for subjects that students oftenneed extra help with. They are often concentrated around the times when assessments take place. Revisionsessions are provided for many modules that have exam-like tests and enable you to interact with tutors toreview parts of the course. Mock exams and tests may provide opportunities to experience an examinationenvironment before the final summative test and give you feedback on your understanding.International Students:The International Centre will provide pre and post entry visa and immigration support and advise on andarrange for the necessary paperwork to be submitted to UKBA. They will also provide appropriate UniversityInduction support on arrival and be a point of contact for international students throughout their stay here.A range of social and cultural activities arranged by the International Centre will also promote the integrationof international students into the whole of the University’s learning community. English language support isalso available through the international language centre in the University.Contact HoursIn higher education, the term ‘contact hours’ is used very broadly, to refer to the amount of time that youspend learning in contact with teaching or associated staff, when studying for a particular course.This time provides you with the support in developing your subject knowledge and skills, and opportunitiesto develop and reflect on your own, independent learning. Contact time can take a wide variety of formsdepending on your subject, as well as where and how you are studying. Some of the most common examplesare:lecturesseminarstutorialsproject supervisionsdemonstrationspractical classes and workshopssupervised time in a studio/workshopfieldworkexternal visitswork-based learning (including placements)scheduled virtual interaction with tutor such as on line, skype, telephoneIn UK higher education, you as the student take primary responsibility for your own learning. In this context,contact time with teaching and associated staff is there to help shape and guide your studies. It may be usedto introduce new ideas and equip you with certain knowledge or skills, demonstrate practical skills for you topractise independently, offer guidance on project work, or to provide personalised feedback.Alongside contact time, private or independent study is therefore very significant. This is the time that youspend learning without direct supervision from, or contact with, a member of staff. It might includebackground reading, preparation for seminars or tutorials, follow-up work, wider practice, the completion ofassignments, revision, and so on.Course Specific Health and Safety IssuesAll students in the faculty of Science and Engineering are required to take and pass their Schools Health andSafety Assessment. All assessments are available on this web site FSE Welcome Web Site and you will onlybe allowed to carry out any practical work once you have passed the relevant assessments. All assessmentsshould be completed as before teaching commences.Permission to enter a workshop and use the facilities must be obtained from the person in charge. Thisperson is responsible for ensuring that the required safety equipment is available, and that anyone grantedpermission to use the facilities is conversant with the safe operation of the equipment, machinery and awareof any special hazardsThe assessments are live from the 12th September and can be accessed from this link School of Architectureand Built EnvironmentCourse Fact FileHierarchy of Awards: Master of Science Construction Project ManagementPostgraduate Diploma Construction Project ManagementPostgraduate Certificate Construction Project ManagementUniversity Statement of Credit University Statement of CreditCourse Codes: CN016P01UVCN016P31UVFull-timePart-Time12 Months2 Years Awarding Body / Institution: University of WolverhamptonSchool / Institute: School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentCategory of Partnership: Not delivered in partnershipLocation of Delivery: University of WolverhamptonTeaching Institution: University of WolverhamptonPublished: 14-Aug-2017 by Rose Allum

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