PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION

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Professional body accreditation               The Chartered Institute of Building           Date of next scheduled
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BSc Project Management for Construction

  1. 1. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION Programme title: Project Management for Construction Final award (BSc, MA etc): BSc (where stopping off points exist they should be detailed here and defined later in the document) UCAS code: K221 (where applicable) Cohort(s) to which this programme Intake from 2002 specification is applicable: (e.g. from 2008 intake onwards) Awarding institution/body: University College London Teaching institution: University College London Faculty: Built Environment Parent Department: School of Construction & Project Management (the department responsible for the administration of the programme) Departmental web page address: (if applicable) Method of study: Full-time Full-time/Part-time/Other Criteria for admission to the programme: Length of the programme: 3 years (please note any periods spent away from UCL, such as study abroad or placements in industry) Level on Framework for Higher H Education Qualifications (FHEQ) (see Guidance notes) Relevant subject benchmark statement Building & Surveying (SBS) (see Guidance notes) .asp Brief outline of the structure of the programme and its assessment methods: (see guidance notes) Board of Examiners: i) Name of Board of Examiners: Board of Examiners for Construction & Project Management
  2. 2. Professional body accreditation The Chartered Institute of Building Date of next scheduled (if applicable): The Royal Institution of Chartered accreditation visit: 2010 Surveyors EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME: The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter management careers in the built environment. The programme is designed to give students an understanding of: (1) the nature and characteristics of the UK construction industry, (2) the economic contribution of the construction industry to the national economy, (3) the principles of business management, and (4) the methodology of carrying out capital projects. PROGRAMME OUTCOMES: The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: A: Knowledge and understanding Knowledge and understanding of: Teaching/learning methods and strategies: (1) the cultural background to the Acquisition of 1 is through a number of joint-Bartlett units development of the built which all 1st year students of the faculty study together, environment.the technologies and where the teaching method is by lectures, visits and involved in the design and seminar groups. construction of major buildings. Acquisition of the other objectives (2 – 8) is achieved (2) the technologies involved in the mainly by lectures, classes and tutorials. Integration of design and construction of major the various topic areas into a holistic appreciation of the buildings. subject is achieved through student-based projects and (3) general management theory relating by the use of case studies. to the management of organisations. The student is encouraged throughout the programme to (4) the development lifecycle of capital undertake independent reading and investigations both projects. to supplement and consolidate what is being taught and (5) the nature & characteristics of to broaden individual knowledge and understanding of construction projects. the subject. (6) the management of construction projects. (7) the nature & characteristics of the UK construction industry. (8) the importance of health and safety issues. Assessment: Testing of the knowledge base is through a combination of a variety of assessed coursework (essays, problem- centred assignments, multi-choice question testing, project work, laboratory testing & presentations) and unseen written examinations which are mandatory for most course units.
  3. 3. B: Skills and other attributes Intellectual (thinking) skills: Teaching/learning methods and strategies: Intellectual skills are developed through the teaching and (1) reason critically, learning programme outlined above. Each course unit (2) identify & solve problems, whatever the method of teaching, encourages (3) analyse and interpret, discussion of key issues, allows practice in applying (4) apply scientific approach to concepts, concepts both orally and in writing, practice in analysing (5) demonstrate & exercise and interpretation of material, and provides feedback on independence of mind & thought. work produced by students. Assessment: The assessment methods adopted across the programme are designed to allow the student to demonstrate the development of their skills 1 - 5. This is done through a variety of assessment methods which include, written essays, problem-centred assignments, project work & laboratory testing. C: Skills and other attributes Practical skills (able to): Teaching/learning methods and strategies: (1) synthesize information from a variety All students receive initial guidance on how to identify, of sources (including electronic locate and use material available both in libraries and sources) electronically (skill 1). Classes are given to teach the (2) apply scientific principles to scientific principles that apply to construction technology construction technology (2), to explain the various practices & methodologies of (3) apply an analytical & methodical the construction process and industry (4), and to approach to problem-solving, describe project management techniques (5). (4) understanding methodologies & Comprehensive bibliographies are provided for each terminology of the subject, course unit, as are guidelines for the production of (5) apply project management coursework assignments (1 & 6). techniques, (6) plan, undertake & report a bibliographically-based piece of research . Assessment: Skills 1, 3 & 4 are primarily assessed through a range of coursework assignments (as described above). Additionally skill 2 is also assessed through laboratory work, skill 5 is assessed through project-based assignments, and skill 6 is assessed by essays and a dissertation. Skills 2, 3, 4 & 5 are further assessed by unseen written examinations.
  4. 4. D: Skills and other attributes Transferable skills (able to): Teaching/learning methods and strategies: (1) structure and communicate ideas All course units throughout the programme require effectively both orally and in writing, regular written work in either the form of essays or (2) manage time and work to deadlines, project-centred assignments. Feedback is provided to (3) participate constructively in groups, the student both on their level of understanding and their (4) work independently, manner of expression (1). Assessment of some units is (5) find information and use information based on the presentation of work given either by technology, individual students or groups of students (1). A (6) be self-reliant, demanding timetable of deadlines for submission of work (7) assess the relevance and importance helps the student to learn effective time management of the ideas of others. (2). Skills 3 & 7 are developed through participation in class work & tutorials but particularly through group- project assignments. A course unit taught in a computer suite informs the student of the proper use of information technology (5). Skills 4 & 6 are developed as a consequence of preparing individual coursework. Assessment: Skills 1, 3 , 5 & 7 are assessed by both class work and formal assignments. Skill 2 is assessed as failure to achieve deadlines is penalised and directly impacts marks awarded. The assessment of assignments acknowledges the skill of the student to create work independently (4 & 6). The following reference points were used in designing the programme: • the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (; • the relevant Subject Benchmark Statements (; • the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable); • UCL teaching and learning policies; • staff research. Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by UCL and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency. Programme Organiser(s) David Woolven Name(s): Date of Production: 13/06/08 Date of Review: March 2009 Date approved by Head of Department: Date approved by Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee: Date approved by Faculty Teaching Committee