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CIVL4810: Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL4810: Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE (6 CP)|
Mr Tooher, Ted
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study is a fourth year core unit of study for the Bachelor of Project Engineering & Management (Civil), elective for all other branches of engineering and other faculties. The objectives of this unit are to provide underpinning knowledge and application skills in the project environment for risk, quality and procurement management including managing teams. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand and apply the dynamics of team building and management, project leadership; and, be able to design and implement integrated plans for risk, quality and procurement management on a range of simple generic projects as well as provide input to these plans for more complex projects. The syllabus comprises team management, project leadership; modern quality management principles and techniques, quality assurance, preparation of quality plans; risk analysis, planning and risk management, as well as linking risk and quality management to procurement strategies.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL3805. Students are expected to have understood and applied basic tools for project scope, cost and time management for projects as taught in (CIVL3805)or equivalent courses.|
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: To work through real project examples under supervision applying fundamentals of project people, risk and quality management.
Project Work - own time: Work in a team environment through a real project as a case study in application of the fundamentals of people, leadership, risk, quality, and procurement strategies to project planning and delivery. Students will select as a team a project that generates value for themselves or a client to practise skills in management. Students will be required to prepare group presentations and conduct self and team assessements.
Independent Study: Review of learning materials, and management of self directed learning as a project. Individul work includes; reflection on application of course material and team resources to management of, people, leadership, risk, quality and procurement to the teams selected case study as well as to the students personal learning project.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|An ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely ideas, concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.
An understanding of the various forms to use given the context and audience.
Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely as a team leader or member of the group.
|Communication (Level 1)|
|An appreciation of the roles and dimensions of engineering involvement in leading and managing projects. Commitment to social justice and principles of sustainability||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Project Management and Teamwork (Level 3)
Assignment: Team and individual performance will be marked respectively based on assignment requirements.
Mid-Sem Exam: On line quiz to test basic learning and understanding of principles
Report: Final report containing evidence of competency level achieved.
Participation: Attendance to lectures and tutorials, including evidence of asessement of teams, communication and project performance, will be required.
|Assessment Feedback:||Provided on line with team and individual marks for each assignment.|
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment. In exceptional circumstances alternate arrangements for exams or assessment can be made. However concessions for outside work arrangements, holidays and travel, sporting and entertainment events will not normally be given.
Student Appeals against Academic Decisions. Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by a school or the faculty. The appeal must follow the appropriate procedure so that a fair hearing is obtained.
Note that policies regarding assessment submission, penalties and assessment feedback depend upon the individual unit of study. Details of these policies, where applicable, will be found above with other assessment details in this unit outline.
All university policies can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/policy
Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Team development and case study selection.|
|Introduction to course and to people management issues|
|Week 2||Project leadership and management|
|Competency development profile and personal objective setting|
|Week 3||Introduction to Project management principles|
|Week 4||Introduction to risk management and risk identification. Class presentations Initiation|
|Week 5||Introduction to Quality managemnt and quality standards.|
|Week 6||Introduction to Procurement principles and linkage to risk and quality management, including people , consultant and implementation contract strategies.|
|Week 7||Risk analysis and response planning.|
|Quality Function deployment.|
|Week 8||Mid term exam|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 9||Integration of people, risk, quality and procurement planning using software tools.|
|Class presentations. (Planning phase)|
|Week 10||Risk monitoring and controlling ,risk triggers and response managemnt.|
|Week 11||Quality Monitoring and controlling including Continuous improvement.|
|Week 12||Mangaement and improvement of risk, quality, OH&S, and procurement activities in contracts.|
|Class presentations (Implementation Phase)|
|Guest Lecture and final competency evidence report|
|Assessment Due: Report|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||Final competency report preperation.|
|Exam Period||No exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 3)||No||90%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.