Curriculum Structure


CV4011 Project Planning & Management

[Lecture: 26 hr ; Tutorial: 13 hr ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: Year 4 standing ; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]

Learning Objective :

This course aims to expose students to the basic planning techniques and principles, both in theory and in practice, that are useful for the management of projects. It also aims to instill greater awareness of the planning at the design phase and project control at the implementation phase for successful implementation of projects.

Course Content :

The course content comprises main body of knowledge in project planning and management with essential components in management principles, overview of government regulations, project planning and control techniques, financial management, time-cost trade off, cost estimating, scheduling and resources management and risk analysis.

Course Outline :




Introduction to Planning Act, Building Control Act, Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics,


General Principles of Planning & Management Introduction to Project Planning and Management


Overview of Planning Techniques for Projects, CPM network


Resource Management


Planning for Repetitive Construction work


Control of Project Progress


Financial Planning and Control


Cost-Time Planning


Cost Estimating & Construction Measurement and Quantities


Project Cost Control & Cost Curves


Introduction to Project Risks and Risk Analysis

Learning Outcome :

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) appreciate the roles and duties of a project planner and manager to promote and maintain good planning and control of projects

(b) select suitable planning and control techniques while understanding the basis/limitations of his/her choice

Textbooks :

No specific text is required since the course covers a diverse range of topics

References :

  1. Antill, J. M. and Woodhead, R.H. “Critical Path Methods in Construction Practice” 4th edition, Wiley, New York, 1990.
  2. Clifford J.S. & Richard M. “Construction Management Fundamentals” McGraw Hill, Singapore 2004. – Chapter 2-4 (optional reading).
  3. Thuesen, G. J. and Fabrycky, W. J. “Engineering Economy”, 8th edition, Prentice-Hall, Eaglewood Cliffs, NJ, 1993.
  4. Ashworth, A., “Contractual procedures in the construction industry”, Longman, London, 1996.
  5. Professional Engineers Act, Planning Act, and Building Control Act, Singapore, SNP.

(Note: PE Acts and Code of conducts & ethics can be read from:, Planning and Building Control Act can be read from website:

(Note: To use the latest edition available in the market)​