Online course in Business & Management

Construction Project Management: An Introduction

What creates successful construction project management? Gain an understanding of the key activities, principles and concepts.

Construction Project Management: An Introduction

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 6 hours
  • Learn Free
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This course is part of the program Project and System Management , which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM. Find out more.

Explore the definition of a project and discover how projects may be classified

On this short course, you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the concepts and processes needed for effective project management in the construction industry.

You will have the opportunity to gain an overview of project planning and the fundamental activities that occur within project management. You will be introduced to the concept of the project life cycle and its relation to the product life cycle.

You will also have the opportunity to explore how to define the project, including scope, setting objectives, stakeholders and clarifying strategies.

What topics will you cover?

  • The context and process of project management
  • The project life cycle
  • An overview of project planning and the organisational frameworks for project delivery in construction
  • The planning and definition of the scope of a project

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore and define the scope of a project, including the establishment of deliverables, verification and inspection and the control of changes
  • Develop the client’s brief – time, cost and quality
  • Explore method statements and their relevance to project planning and control
  • Explore the definition of a project and discover how projects may be classified

Who is the course for?

This course is for people seeking an introduction to project management in the construction industry.

Who will you learn with?

Dr  Abdussalam  Shibani

Dr Abdussalam Shibani

Dr Abdussalam Shibani Lecturer in Construction Management, PhD in Construction and Project Management, Course Director MSc Construction Management.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Project and System Management , which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM.