Module Title:Civil Engineering Economics & Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Projects Private study Blackboard
Module Aim: The aims of the module are: (1) to develop a knowledge of the measurement and economics of more advanced civil engineering work; (2) to develop a knowledge of the principles and practice of project management; (3) to teach measurement and estimating skills in relation to civil engineering work; (4) to teach project management skills and the use of appropriate software
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 use standard methods for measurement and estimating of civil engineering work
LO2 select an appropriate project management technique for a given situation and to justify the selection;
LO3 measure and estimate costs of more advanced civil engineering projects manually and with the use of software;
LO4 prepare and analyse critical path programmes both manually and using appropriate computer software;
LO5 prepare a Health and Safety plan for Design Stage, Construction Stage and Post Construction stage.
LO6 demonstrate an understanding of the parties to a contract under the standard forms of contract
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Measurement and Estimating Cost of Civil Engineering Work (15 hours lectures, 15 hours practicals)
(a) Measurement of work using current Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement and Method of Measurement of Road Works. (b) Preparation of unit rates for civil engineering work (c) Use of measurement and estimating software including Buildsoft Driving Licence training
(2) Project Management (25 hours lectures, 20 hour practicals)
(a) Roles and responsibilities (b) Theory and process of project management (c) Critical Path techniques (d) Resource management techniques (e) Use of Microsoft Project and other software (f) Human resource management
(3) Safety Management (15 hours lectures)
(a) Health and Safety at Design Stage (b) Health and Safety at Construction Stage (c) Health and Safety at Post Construction Stage
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project 1 Critical path programme & analysis 2,4 7.00 Sem 1 End
Project Project 2 Measurement / Estimating project 1,3 7.00 n/a
Project Project 3 Safety management project 5,6 6.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 150.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 3 Mandatory
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Mandatory