Civil Engineering BEng/MEng

Construction Management 3 ENG3082

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides a broad overview of construction management, as used in the delivery of civil engineering projects.  Topics covered include: contract law and contractual relationships; current forms of contract and project finance; tendering processes; health and safety legislation; risk assessment; basic quantity measurement techniques; and planning techniques.


2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses





70% Written Exam

30% Written Assignment

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to:

■ provide a basic overview of construction management topics and techniques, including legal, contractual and financial aspects of the construction industry, health & safety and risk assessment;

■ introduce basic techniques for quantity measurement and project planning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ identify the various parties subject to a construction contract and for different forms of contract be able to identify the party responsibilities;

■ apply current health and safety legislation to example situations;

■ undertake a risk assessment of a simple activity or process;

■ utilise measuring techniques to create a bill of quantities;

■ utilise bar chart and network analysis techniques to create a project plan.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of this course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.