Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain planning, programming and monitoring/control techniques used in projects
  2. appraise and use practical application techniques in managing projects including planning, monitoring and control
  3. use computer technology to inter-link various project data with planning and scheduling.
  • Topics
    • Bar Charts and Histograms
    • Network Diagrams
    • Precedence Diagrams and CPM
    • Constraints
    • PERT
    • Linear Scheduling
    • Schedule Compression / Crashing
    • Resource Allocation
    • Updating a Schedule
    • 4D - BIM
    • Earned Value
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 2 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject develops construction planning and scheduling techniques with specific focus on construction planning, monitoring and controlling of projects as well as the interface with various project information.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam — Apply scheduling & planning (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - LabAssignment — Integration of project data (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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