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Unit information: Civil Engineering Systems 3 in 2018/19

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Unit name Civil Engineering Systems 3
Unit code CENG33900
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Mr. Andy Crossley
Open unit status Not open

Normally the completion of a group design project in civil/construction sector



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit aims to help the student understand some of the ways in which the industry operates and to build confidence in the relevance of the course to practice, to develop a deeper understanding of current construction practice and the ideas and methods in use.


To impart a practical understanding of the core issues involved in managing modern construction projects.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course, successful students will;

1. have prepared a detailed business case and project plans (including Health and Safety) for a large construction project,

2. demonstrated advanced practical knowledge of teamwork, leadership, resource management and communication skills.

Teaching details

Lectures 16 hours

Tutorials 2 hours

Assessment Details

Coursework 100%

Reading and References

  1. Smith N. 2009 Engineering project management 2nd & 3rd editions. Blackwell.
  2. Reiss G. 2007 Project management demystified: today’s tools and techniques. Taylor & Francis.
  3. Woodward JF. 1997 Construction project management: getting it right first time. Thomas Telford.