|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements
Aims of Module
To understand the implications of change in projects, specifically in the safety, technical, commercial and contractual areas to ensure the limitations of change are minimised and opportunities maximised.
To ensure that operations and processes conform to work procedures and/or established safe working practices so that when deviations arise they can be managed effectively and safely.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Assess the risk in terms of safety, technical, commercial and contractual considerations when a change request is raised|
||Evaluate the key impact of change or variation on the contractual position|
||Appraise and discuss the opportunities and limitations of deviations or change and their significance for the work scope, cost, schedule and risks to a project|
||Establish the main procedures and/or processes that require to be in place to ensure that deviations or change are managed effectively and safely|
Indicative Module Content
Purpose of change content; review of requests for change against the contract; categories of safety, technical, commercial and contractual; process and procedures for managing change and deviation; managing change prior to mobilisation and subsequently; variation requests including reason, impact and cost impact; managing significant change, opportunities, limitations, ensure the most favourable contract position.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Distance Learning||Blended Learning|
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|Online material engagement||90||90|
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Mode of Delivery
Module is delivered in both distance learning and blended modes through the use of online learning materials/activities,using relevant technologies, supported by discussion forums to maximise student engagement.
Blended delivery will have the addition of face-to-face workshops designed to consolidate and strengthen the independent learning.
This integrative approach to communication and learning will maximise the student experience.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Integrative coursework produced at the end of module delivery
|1.||BURNES, B., 2014. Managing change. 6th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.|
|2.||CLEDEN, D., 2009. Managing project uncertainty. Farnham: Gower.|
|3.||SENIOR, B. and SWAILES, S., 2010. Organisational change. 4th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.|