Module Title:Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the subject are: (1) to develop a greater knowledge of the principles and practice of project management, general management and health and safety; (2) to develop a knowledge of and understanding of the management of the human resource; (3) to develop leadership, business development, management and negotiation skills; (4) to develop an entrepreneurial spirit
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 demonstrate an understanding of project management, safety management and the management of other resources in a construction environment
LO2 apply current management techniques in project management and safety management in a construction environment
LO3 manage and negotiate materials and plant resources for a construction project using modern techniques
LO4 demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of risk and apply standard risk assessment techniques to assess and manage risk.
LO5 demonstrate a good knowledge of different procurement options in a construction environment.
LO6 prepare, implement and manage a Health and Safety plan and demonstrate a good knowledge of the application of Health and Safety issues and regulations that apply in construction and FM environments.
LO7 manage and lead a team or small business
LO8 demonstrate an understanding or marketing in the context of the construction and FM industries
LO9 prepare written reports on management related issues and to present and discuss key management concepts with the module lecturer and other students.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Management (20 hours lectures, 10 hours practicals)
(a) Project management Code of Practice and PMBoK (b) Project Management Plan (c) Project Procurement Methods (d) Project Lifecycle (e) Scope Management (f) Time Management (g) Cost Management (h) Uncertainty and risk management (i) Change management (j) Quality management
Supply Chain, Materials and Plant Management (15 hours lectures)
(a) Purchasing strategies and systems (b) Negotiation (c) Plant management (d) Supply Chain Management
Marketing / Business Development (15 hours lectures)
(a) Marketing in the context of the construction, FM & Energy industry (b) Innovation / Research and Development (c) Emerging opportunities
Safety Management (15 hours lectures)
(a) Project health and safety documentation (b) Management of health and safety (c) Designers and contractors health and safety systems
Human Resource Management (15 Lectures)
(a) Basic of organisational behaviour (b) Motivation, control and reward systems (c) Job Design (d) Work group dynamics and problem solving (e) Organisation culture and change (f) Leadership skills (g) Incentive systems (h) Industrial Relations (I) Ethics (j) Recruitment and selection
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 180.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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