University of Technology Sydney

12003 Time, Quality and Risk Management

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject provides a framework for the planning and control of construction projects. This subject covers key principles of time management including scoping work, developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), activity scheduling and critical path programming. Digital technologies are used to support the programming of construction works in this subject. The relationship between time and quality of a construction project is explored and concepts to manage quality (quality assurancve and control) are reviewed. The management of risk is considered including the identification, evaluation, control and applied to construction methology and associated program.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Understand the key principles of time management
2. Understand the process of scoping work and developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
3. Undertake activity scheduling and critical path programming.
4. Understand the relationship between time and quality of a construction project
5. Understand the process to manage quality (quality assurance and control)
6. Competently undertake risk management planning including the identification, evaluation, control and applied to construction methodology and associated program.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively apply a variety of communication skills in professional contexts (C.1)
  • Generate innovative and creative solutions to industry/project issues and problems (I.1)
  • Ability to adapt project management knowledge to meet contextual demands (Knowledge Adaptation) (I.2)
  • Advise on appropriate procurement options and effectively manage contracts (P.1)
  • Effectively apply project management principles to construction projects (P.3)
  • Work effectively as a project team member at a practitioner level (P.4)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The term CAPRI is used for the five Design, Architecture and Building faculty graduate attribute categories where:

C = communication and groupwork

A = attitudes and values

P = practical and professional

R = research and critique

I = innovation and creativity.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs) are linked to these categories using codes (e.g. C-1, A-3, P-4, etc.).

Teaching and learning strategies

The learning activities in this subject involve online lectures and discussion, online learning, independent research
and examination. Lectures involve online conference content delivery employing the use of media and electronic
resources to enhance the delivery of the theory element of the subject.


Online Zoom classes will be recorded and made available on Canvas after the class has completed.


Class notes will be provided through Canvas with the expectation that students review these before attending class
the online conference classes.


Weekly reviews are undertaken to reinforce learning in a collaborative manner from previous classes.
Authentic learning assessments place students in an industry scenario to combine theory learnt in class.
Students will have several opportunities to receive feedback during the subject. The feedback provided will vary in
form, purpose and in its degree of formality.


Formative feedback will be provided during the learning process, typically provided verbally by the subject's teaching
staff. It will address the content of work and a student's approach to learning, both in general and more specific
‘assessment orientated’ terms. It is designed to help students improve their performance in time for the submission of
an assessment item. For this to occur students need to respond constructively to discussions, presentations and
industry interactions.


Summative feedback is provided in written form with all assessed work. Summative feedback focuses on assessment
outcomes. It is used to indicate how successfully a student has performed in terms of specific assessment criteria.
Quizzes, report writing, and bespoke student critique of industry practice are utilised to assess a student’s understanding of subject content. Grades and feedback are published online in Canvas.

Content (topics)

1. Overview of project management principles to highlight the role of time, risk, and quality management in delivering project success.
2. Time Management: developing Work Breakdown Structures, activity scheduling and critical path programming.
3. Quality management: Plan quality management; perform quality assurance and control/manage quality.
4. Risk management: Plan risk management; identify risks; perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; plan risk responses; and control/manage risks.
5. Essential aspects of stakeholder management relevant to time, quality and risk management
6. Applying time, quality and risk management principles in case studies/project scenarios.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assessment task 1: Quality Management Plan

Intent:

Prepare a Quality Management Plan based on a case study scenario

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

4 and 5

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

I.1 and P.3

Type: Report
Groupwork: Group, group assessed
Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Assessment task 2: Program and explanatory report

Intent:

Prepare a Program and explanatory report based on a case study scenario

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.1

Type: Report
Groupwork: Group, individually assessed
Weight: 30%

Assessment task 3: Assessment task 3: Risk Management Planning

Intent:

To assess the knowledge gained in the subject throughout all sessions.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 3 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.1, I.1, I.2, P.1 and P.4

Type: Exercises
Groupwork: Group, individually assessed
Weight: 40%

Minimum requirements

The DAB attendance policy requires students to attend no less than 80% of formal teaching sessions (lectures and tutorials) for each class they are enrolled in to remain eligible for assessment.