ENCN371-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Project and Infrastructure Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2016
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2016
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 4 March 2016
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 20 May 2016


Project and infrastructure asset management, procurement methods, estimating, finance and accounting, economic appraisal, uncertainty and decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course, students are expected to:
  • have knowledge of procurement methods in use in the construction sector;
  • be familiar with project management skills and techniques, and schedule simple projects;
  • have good knowledge of behavioural aspects of working in groups;
  • have an understanding of aspects involved in running a construction company;
  • have a good understanding of the complexity of construction management;
  • have basic knowledge of ways to estimate project costs;
  • have knowledge of engineering economics and accounting methods, as used in construction and infrastructure management, and be able to do economic appraisals;
  • have knowledge of risk analysis methods for making decisions involving uncertainty;


ENCI363, ENCI403

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Eric Scheepbouwer


Professor Hennes de Ridder (Delft University of Technology) and Mushtak Dawood (Education Support)


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 5%
Assignment 2 5%
Assignment 3 5%
Exam 35%
Test 1 25% Eng Mgmt, Procurement, Delivery models
Test 2 25%

The deduction for late submission of assignments will be 50% (of the available marks) for each day late, unless prior arrangement has been made. Please contact the course co-ordinator in advance if you have genuine difficulties meeting submission dates.

• To pass this course, you should achieve at least 50% of the total marks available in the course.
• For each test at least 60% of marks should be achieved.
o Failure to achieve a score of 60% in a test will result in the compulsory resitting of the test. The grade for this resit is either 60% (max grade resit) or Fail.
• All assignments are compulsory.

Students doing the course due to failing ENCN371 (2013, 2014, 2015) should discuss with the course co-ordinator what coursework they must do.  They will be required to do all assessment items unless prior written approval has been obtained from the course co-ordinator.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Bennett, F. Lawrence; The management of engineering : human, quality, organizational, legal, and ethical aspects of professional practice ; Wiley, 1996.

Burke, R; Project management techniques ; Burke Publishing, 2007.

New Zealand National Asset Management Steering Group. Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia; International infrastructure management manual ; Thames, 2002.

Pilcher, Roy; Principles of construction management ; 3rd ed.; McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1992.

Sullivan, W., Wicks, EM, & Luxhoj, James T; Engineering Economy ; 12; Prentice Hall, 2003.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN371 Occurrences

  • ENCN371-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016