ENCN371-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Project and Infrastructure Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Project and infrastructure asset management, procurement methods, estimating, finance and accounting, economic appraisal, uncertainty and decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

  • Overall, the learning objectives cover a range of Washington Accord Program Graduate Outcomes, demonstrating the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge required for professional engineering practice. At the successful conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and select procurement systems for construction projects, considering various scenarios and project requirements. (WA5)
  • Explain construction contracts and the legal framework in New Zealand related to construction projects. (WA6)
  • Understand engineering economics principles relevant to construction and infrastructure management. (WA5)
  • Estimate project costs and establish budgets using basic techniques. (WA5)
  • Create network diagrams, identify critical paths, and manage project schedules effectively. (WA5)
  • Identify different types of costs, compile earned value tables, and apply earned value management techniques. (WA5)
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess health, safety, and legal issues relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems. (WA6 - partial)
  • Understand the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in societal and environmental contexts, including the ability to undertake life-cycle analysis. (WA7 – partial)
  • Analyze and compare the benefits and costs of implementing BIM technology in engineering projects. (WA7)
  • Explain and demonstrate effective leadership, motivation, communication, and team-building skills within the construction industry. (WA9)
  • Understand and apply behavioral aspects of teamwork in group settings, contributing to effective collaboration. (WA9)
  • Function proficiently both independently and as a valuable member or leader within diverse teams and multidisciplinary environments. (WA9)
  • Apply knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision-making to effectively lead or contribute to project management in various settings. (WA11)
  • Apply 4D scheduling and 5D quantity takeoff techniques for comprehensive project planning. (WA5)
  • Understand engineering decision-making principles and recognize biases inherent in decision-making processes. (WA5)
  • Utilize appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to address complex engineering problems, considering their limitations. (WA5)
  • Apply and understand the principles of asset management, particularly in the context of engineering practice. (WA6)
  • Understand the fundamentals of the ISO31000 standard in risk management, focusing on construction. (WA6)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


ENCI363, ENCI403

Course Coordinator

Eric Scheepbouwer


Brian Guo and Daniel van der Walt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 5%
Assignment 2 5%
Assignment 3 5%
Exam 35%
Test 1 25% Eng Mgmt, Procurement, Delivery models
Test 2 25%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN371 Occurrences

  • ENCN371-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023