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CSM2187 - Project Management and Accounting (2019)

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MODULE TITLEProject Management and Accounting CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2187 MODULE CONVENER Neill Wood V.R., A.R.S.M., F.H.E.A. (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 10 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 50
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module assumes no prior knowledge. It is designed to give you a combination of theoretical project management and financial assessment tools based on an experience based approach to practical project management.  Many real life examples are used to illustrate aspects of project failure.  It is not intended or expected that you will be capable project managers after completing this module but you should have a grasp of project management techniques, the principle causes of project failure, and an understanding of the importance of relevant experience.  Financial management is explored, primarily in a project context.

Although it is assumed that you will primarily be interested in multi-disciplined construction based projects, other project management environments are also discussed where appropriate.

AIMS - intentions of the module

An introduction to both quantitative and qualitative project management techniques and an overview of methodologies that minimize the risk of project failure.  You will also be given a basic understanding of financial project appraisal and an understanding of investor priorities.

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1 exhibit a sound knowledge of a range of project management principles;

2 understand the balance between the objectives of time, cost and quality whilst also providing an acceptable level of health and safety.
 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

3 demonstrate awareness of the appropriate management method to deal with standard project management tasks, but also appreciate the practical difficulties and common failings that are typically encountered in a real project management situation;

4 display project and financial management skills in the context of a high value, multi-discipline construction environment.
 

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:

5 grasp the practical application of project management and financial appraisal techniques. This requires the development of not just problem solving skills, but also an appreciation of how to identify risk and manage uncertainty, and how to focus on the key issues in a complex environment.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- introduction to basic concepts;

- scope of work;

- work breakdown structure;

- critical paths;

- project monitoring and review;

- project estimating;

- risk assessment and management;

- earned value analysis;

- project appraisal;

- contract law;

- basic interpretation of accounts;

- the investor perspective;

- cash flow and project appraisal;

- contextual summary and revision.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 38 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Informal tutorials or practical work
Guided independent study 110 Private study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 60 2 hours 1-4 Exam mark
Assignment 40 2000 words or equivalent 1-5 Individual feedback

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 40% and/or 1 Exam 60%

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and electronic resources:

www.businessballs.com/project.htm

                                                                                             

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Lock, Dennis Project Management 9th Gower Publishing Limited 978-0-566-08769-1 [Library]
Set Collier, Paul M. Accounting for Managers 4th Wiley 9781119979678 [Library]
Set Barker, Richard Short Introduction to Accounting Cambridge University Press 978-0521179478 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 25 September 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Project management, accounting