Construction Project Planning

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Construction Project Planning

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Construction Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    1. Apply the stages and tools utilised in planning and programming construction operations
    2. Prepare a method statement, including resources
    3. Manually prepare a program of work, including critical path identification
    4. Operate a computer project planning package to prepare a schedule for a project
    5. Use software tools to understand how a BIM paradigm can be applied to project planning.
    Planning programme stages:
    Pre tender
    Master and stage programmes
    Method statements
    Resource schedules
    Material procurement schedules
    Project planning tools:
    Gantt charts
    Line of balance diagrams
    Critical path networks
    Precedence diagrams
    PERT charts
    Precedence diagrams:
    Output rates
    Activity durations
    Planning logic
    Start and finish times
    Float concepts
    Critical path concepts
    Computer aided project programming:
    Data input
    Program outputs including PERT and Gantt charts, resources, activity float and critical path
    BIM tools and their use in project planning

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.