Subject details

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

  1. interpret contract conditions and apply them to the administration of construction contracts
  2. evaluate project scenarios and suggest actions for contract parties

  3. use computer-aided contract administration software for contract administration purposes.
  • Topics

    • Tendering and Contract Choice
    • Contracting Partnerships and Alliancing
    • Insurances, Securities and Retentions
    • Subcontracting Arrangements
    • Subcontracting Engagement Terms and Conditions
    • Variations, Claims and Delays
    • Progress Claims and Payments
    • Contract Completion
    • Contractual Penalties
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-CME309-Construction Contracts and Law , or CUR-CME108-Construction Law

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as CME305 Contract Administration.

This subject engages students in the administration of a project, through authentic industry scenarios, and includes contractual procedures, the rights and obligations of contractual parties and computer-aided contract administration.

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.

  • Case Study (25%)
  • Exercise (25%)
  • Invigilated exam (50%)

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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Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management

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