ENCM630-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Project Management, Planning and Control Techniques

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Project management techniques, managing project resources, controlling the project, analysis of trends in project management.

This course introduces current best practices of construction project planning, control, and management techniques. These include, but are not limited to, critical path method, earned value analysis, resource management, linear scheduling, project time-cost trade-off, building information modelling (BIM), and health and safety management. Both theoretical knowledge and practical applications are addressed and integrated. Students are required to demonstrate a high level of independent and critical thinking by critically evaluating traditional practices and prospecting for the future of construction management. One of the highlights of the course is the BIM-based group project, where students are required to develop a schedule using the critical path method and conduct 4D simulations using Navisworks. Industry Talks (IT) are organized to help students bridge theories and practices and enhance employability skills.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
 Interpret the importance of pre-project planning
 Apply Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI)
 Understand the dimensions of project success and project complexity
 Conduct critical path method analysis
 Understand the legal implications of float
 Conduct earned value analysis
 Draw resource histogram and level resource and optimize resource allocation
 Comprehend the fundamentals of the linear scheduling method
 Draw a linear schedule diagram
 Apply the conceptual approach to analyze delay
 Perform time-cost trade-off analysis
 Understand BIM uses in the project lifecycle
 Use Navisworks for quantity take-off and 4D simulation
 Conduct literature review research


Subject to approval of Programme Director

Course Coordinator

Brian Guo


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
final exam 40%
BIM Group Project 30%
Literature Review 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCM630 Occurrences

  • ENCM630-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022