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  • For the award of Post-graduate Diploma, a student must normally have accumulated 120 credits at level M from the following modules: People Management in the Built Environment (30 credits) 27 th September 2011 to January 2012* Finance and Risk Management in the Built Environment (30 credits) January 2012 to May 2012* Project Management in the Built Environment (30 credits) June 2012 to 5 th September 2012* Procurement in the Built Environment (30 credits) September 2012 to January 2013* SEP 2011 STARTERS *The first module will either be compressed to meet the normal exam board cycle or run in parallel to the 2nd module for 3 weeks
  • MSc Construction Management

    1. 1. You are now in the: Construction Management roomOption 2: If you have a microphone, raise your hand bypressing the button. You will be entered into aqueue. When I am ready to take your questions, I willprompt you to speak.When prompted, press the buttonand speak into your microphone. I will respond to yourverbal questions.To move into another room –click onbutton and select the room that you wish to enter fromthe dropped down list.(hold down control key on a Mac).Main Room is the reception.Should you have any further queries, please email me exit this software go to ‘File > Exit’ (on a PC) or‘Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing menu’ > Quit’(on a Mac).Option 1: I If you do not have a microphone, type amessage in the box to the bottom left and press theEnter button on your keyboard.I will respond to your text questions.I am Dr Zeeshan Aziz, the Programme Director for MSc Construction Management Programme. The agendafor this session is as follows:1.I will begin with a 15 minute presentation2.If you have questions as we go along, please either type them in the chat box (Option 1) or raise your hand(Option 2)3.At the end of my presentation I will read through the text questions and answer them; I will also givemicrophone rights to those who wish to verbally ask questions4.I will start my presentation at 18:30pm, and will repeat it again at 19:05pm.
    2. 2. ContentsThis presentation will include information on:•Module Design•Assessment•Programme Structure•Communication•Key texts•Student Feedback
    3. 3. Module DesignModules (30 credits) are normally studied within semesters witheach taught module normally having a duration of 12weeks.Each module is usually sub-divided into 6 learning packageswith a typical duration of 1-2 weeks.During an activity a student will be encouraged to participate inthe full range of learning opportunities. Formative (informal)assessment will be provided to the student during eachactivity.The duration of learning activities will usually be 12 weeks,with 3 further weeks for students to work towards thesummative (formal) assessment.
    4. 4. Portfolio Assessment• This programme will use a portfolio based assessment strategy.• The modules have been mapped to knowledge requirements ofthe CIC NVQ level 5 in construction management.– Students who successfully complete the PgDip with the four coremodules will have ‘satisfied the knowledge requirements of the NVQ’and they may subsequently submit for the assessment of the full NVQto an NVQ awarding body.• The portfolio may contain evidence in a variety of media, but typicallywould include the equivalent of 6000 words if undertaken as report-writing.• The design of the module specific briefs for each assessment have beendeveloped by the module leader and verified by the Schools qualitysystems and external examiner in accordance with AQA guidelines.
    5. 5. MSc Structure (Full Time)12 months (Sept Entry)Semester 1• People Management in the BuiltEnvironment (30 credits)• Procurement in the BuiltEnvironment(30 credits)Semester 2• Finance and Risk Management in theBuilt Environment (30 credits)• Project Management in the BuiltEnvironment (30 credits)Semester 3Dissertation (60 Credits)16 Months (Feb Entry)Semester 2• Finance and Risk Management in theBuilt Environment (30 credits)• Project Management in the BuiltEnvironment (30 credits)Semester 3No teachingSemester 1• People Management in the BuiltEnvironment (30 credits)• Procurement in the BuiltEnvironment(30 credits)Semester 3Dissertation (60 Credits)• For the award of MSc, a student must normally have accumulated 180 creditsat level M from the following modules:
    6. 6. Pg Diploma Structure (DL/PT)• For the award of Post-graduate Diploma, a student must normally haveaccumulated 120 credits at level M from the following modules:• People Management in the Built Environment (30 credits)– Semester 1 (2011/12)• Finance and Risk Management in the Built Environment (30 credits)– Semester 2 (2011/12)• Project Management in the Built Environment (30 credits)– Semester 3 (2011/12)• Procurement in the Built Environment (30 credits)– Semester 1 (2012/13)Note: All of the above modules can also be taken ‘stand alone’
    7. 7. MSc Structure (DL/PT)• And a part-time / distance learning student must normally have accumulated60 credits at level M by completing:• Dissertation (60 Credits)
    8. 8. Communication –Blackboard/VLE•• Programme space– Discussion groups,emails,announcements,jobs, workshops– Tutor information
    9. 9. •• Sobe student intranet– Important messages– Course information, structure, modules etc.– Graduate and employment opportunities– Dissertation site– Information e.g. calendar, student A-Z, etc.– Support e.g. referencing, Mathscope etc.Communication –Blackboard/VLE
    10. 10. •• Module information– Lecture notes– Assignments, for information and submission– Discussion groups, emails, announcements– Reading lists, tutor information, help etc.Communication –Blackboard/VLE
    11. 11. Elluminate (DL programmes)• Allows tutors to hold live online lectures and tutorials in a virtualclassroom which allows real-time formative feedback to be gained.– Normally in the evening TBC (e.g. Tuesdays @ 19:00 to 20:00…)• The classroom supports two-way audio communication, but thesystem has recently been upgraded to allow two way videocommunication and this is being piloted.• Provides for application sharing between tutor and studentcomputers allowing hands-on experience of state of the art software.• The system provides for all events to be archived allowing studentsto review the event or engage with it for the first time if they were notable to join at the time.
    12. 12. Recommended TextsThese are for purchase for the programme as awhole: Students expected to purchase – titles that studentswould be expected to buy themselves in order tosuccessfully complete their studies.• Burke, Rory2008/4thedition; “Project Management – Planning & ControlTechniques”, Wiley• Burtonshaw-Gunn, Simon2008/ 1stedition; “The essential managementtoolbox: tools, models & notes for managers & consultants”, Wiley
    13. 13. Recommended TextsCore Texts (for each module) …titles that students would be expected to read in order to successfully complete their studies. These titleswill be purchased by Library / ISD as a high priority. An electronic version will be acquired wherepossible.• Thompson, Leigh L., (2008) Making the team, Pearson Education (US) : [Distributor]Pearson Education• Cameron, E. and Green, M., 2004; “Making Sense of Change Management: A CompleteGuide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change”; Kogan Page Ltd.• Masterman, J.W.E.2002 / 2nd ed; “Introduction to building procurement systems”; SponsPress• Walker, D.H.T. & Rowlinson, S. 2008: “Procurement systems : a cross-industry projectmanagement perspective” Taylor and Francis• Smith N., Merna T. and Jobling P. 2007/2nd ed; “Managing Risk: In ConstructionProjects”, Blackwell Publishing• Burtonshaw-Gunn, S. 2009; “Risk and Financial Management in Construction”, GowerPublishing Limited• Thomas, Alan, 2006; “Research Concepts for Management Studies”, Routledge
    14. 14. Student Feedback• “I enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management via distancelearning through the University of Salford as the course ticked all the boxes forquality, value & study time. I decided to register for the distance learning routewith optional face to face workshops. For each module – which last approximately15 weeks – you attend the University for 3 ‘Masterclass’ Workshops. This givesyou a chance to meet the lecturers and discuss your project work and for them toprovide you with some really in-depth tuition.• ... I have just completed the programme and I can honestly say I have thoroughlyenjoyed it. I have been able to broaden my horizons and gain some valuableacademic practice. There are times when I feel I have been taken out of mycomfort zone with regard to learning, but crucial to this is the support of thelecturers who really put themselves out to make sure you understand and canconfidently move forward. The online sessions are not as cold as some may thinkand enable you to sometimes ask ridiculous questions as no one can see you!”
    15. 15. Programme DirectorDr Zeeshan Aziz, BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEAEmail: 508c,5thFloor, Maxwell BuildingTel:+44 (0)161 295 3822Fax:+44 (0)161 295 5011
    16. 16. Thank you for listening!