KB6021 - Construction Project Management and Digital Engineering (BIM) 2

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about typical management practice and activity necessary during the delivery stages of construction engineering projects. There is a strong emphasis on the impact that effective project management can have during the actual construction of a project. Topics that will be covered include construction engineering project management theory, project control methods, appreciation of the impact that delays and disruption have upon project success and awareness of available project recovery strategies.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a combination of lectures, technologically- enhanced learning (TEL), and group seminars. Your learning will also be facilitated through a combination of academic staff guided independent learning activities (e.g. directed reading), and student identified independent learning activities. The use of past or available real-life construction case studies may also be used to enhance learning activities. Lectures and seminars will be used to support your learning and may be delivered via a combination of ‘live’ sessions and digitally pre-recorded sessions/webcasts.
*Lectures will be used to support effective transmission of information and will be delivered via a combination of face-to-face ‘live’ lectures held in university lecture theatres or using digitally pre-recorded lectures or live video webcasts hosted on the eLearning Portal (ELP).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include academic staff feedback during seminars. There will be regular announcements issued on the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) that will direct you to suitable learning opportunities and activities that will enhance your understanding, knowledge and intellectual development through a combination of research rich learning and technologically enhanced learning.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will be expected to be able to analyse and explain in detail, existing and new theories and processes involved across construction engineering industry, organisational and project-based levels.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
You will develop key professional skills valued by employers by:
2. Demonstrating appreciation of how digital engineering (BIM) is used as a process to improve the delivery of construction engineering projects.
3. Being able to communicate effectively to diverse audiences utilising a range of formats and media.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. You will be able to apply disciplinary knowledge to complex problems of practice and identify appropriate solutions.
5. You will be able to think independently, understand and justify your own opinions, recognise the need to challenge your own thinking and the thinking of others.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
Formative assessment will be used to allow you to build confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Additional formative feedback shall be delivered to you verbally by academic staff during formally-scheduled teaching and individual or group activity-based sessions to help you learn and prepare you for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Summative assessment will be by one piece of coursework that will assess your ability to satisfy all the module learning outcomes. You will use the University’s VLE to submit your coursework digitally and will receive your feedback using appropriate digital feedback tools.





Module abstract

This module focuses upon the management and control of construction engineering projects during the execution of the works. Key content in ‘Construction Project Management and Digital Engineering (BIM) 2’ includes construction engineering project management theory, project control methods, appreciation of the impact that delays and disruption have upon project success and awareness of available project recovery strategies. The module also introduces process improvement strategies including lean construction and Digital Engineering, popularly known as Building Information Modelling (BIM), and identifies how these can increase value, reduce waste and improve the planning and control of construction engineering projects. Learning achieved will equip you with knowledge and skills valued by employers that will enable you to help deliver effective construction engineering projects in future practice. The module has been designed to satisfy several of the programme learning outcomes related to technical knowledge, employability, commercial practice, critical thinking, problem-solving innovation and leadership.

Course info

UCAS Code K251

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.


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