Development of Project, Risk and Quality Management Systems in Construction

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The course presents the student for selected models and methods used in connection with company and project quality and project management systems. Emphasis is placed on elements targeting the company's development as a whole via tight project management.                                The student must have knowledge of the theories that describe the following areas:

  • Quality management - business processes and supply chain.
  • Project planning and management in multi-project environments.
  • Models, methods and tools for the development of advanced quality and environmental and project management systems.
  • Financial management and Risk management of activities in companies with production orders and long production time.
  • Project Risk management and measurement.       

The course supports the students in gaining knowledge of how quality, project management and financial management systems can be included as a strategic element in the organisation overall. Also how quality, project management and financial management systems can be integrated with the organisation's other systems. Finally, the focus is on project risk identification and management of order-based production, including how risk management can be used as a strategic business advantage.

Skills

  • Understand quality management in relation to business and project processes and analyse the organisation's need for quality management with a focus on supply chain, and suggest changes and improvements to all or parts of the system.
  • Understand the financial management and risk management of activities in companies with production orders. Including cash management, financial capacity management and calculations for planning and follow-up on the company's order-based production.
  • Understand resource-limited project management problems and plan the execution of projects with regards to this.
  • Identify and analyse risk factors for the company's project portfolio and understand risk management systems and the use of risk management for strategic purposes.
  • Apply advanced methods and models to develop proposals to improve the organisation's existing quality and project management systems.

Competences

  • Must be able to understand the relation between quality management, project management, and financial management and the company's other management systems and relation with suppliers and customers in the value chain.
  • Must be able to apply acquired knowledge to build quality and project management systems in companies with order-based production. This is carried out in terms of how such systems interact with the company's core business and the company's other systems, particularly the company's financial management.
  • Must be able to apply acquired knowledge on techniques and management systems for contract manufacturing companies.
  • Must be able to apply acquired knowledge gained on how to specify projects and the challenges that may arise in project-driven businesses.
  • Must be able to apply acquired knowledge gained about how companies develop quality management systems.
  • Must be able to analyse risk factors for the company's project portfolio and understand risk management systems and the use of risk management in connection with the organisation's strategy development process.

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with workshops, presentation seminars and more.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examDevelopment of Project, Risk and Quality Management Systems in Construction
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvikling af kvalitets-, risiko- og projektstyringssystemer i byggeri
Module codeB-BL-K2-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science