|Short Description:||Prac Manag't Spatial Scientist|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||031101 - Surveying|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||27 May 2020|
It is important for surveying, spatial science and planning graduates to realise that they are part of professions that have responsibilities to their clients, the community, and their peers. This course is designed to provide the necessary fundamental knowledge for students to understand these professional responsibilities as a member of a multi-disciplinary team or as a consultant. These concepts include some knowledge of project coordination, project management, legal requirements, and the costs involved in carrying out projects. The Project Management section of this course draws together many areas of surveying, spatial science and planning in order to simulate the operations of large projects. A number of case studies are discussed in terms of both project planning and the technical operations of the projects. Practical advice is provided on the primary management functions of planning, leading, organising, and controlling operations on large projects. This course will also provide graduates with the knowledge necessary to recognise 'hidden' costs on projects, and to plan for a profitable and well-balanced business. It will also provide the ability to recognise possible difficulties that might arise, to analyse the relevant issues, and to take appropriate action where necessary.