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Module Title
Project Information, Organisation And Behaviour

organisational roles, behaviours, learning and structures, information systems, information management

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMarch 2006
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.2

Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to course entry requirements for Postgraduate courses, see University Academic Regulations A2.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

Allow the value of information to be defined in the context of activities of an organisation within an industry context; Provide opportunities to achieve an understanding of: organisational learning, roles and behaviours in response to information; To evaluate the benefit of integrated information management within organisations; Evaluate the interaction between conflict management and negotiation within the context of projects and the impact of information on this; To introduce the nature of leadership, communication and personnel management in the context of project teams.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Criticaly analyse and discuss organisational learning, roles and behaviours.
2. Define the value of information and explain how it contributes to the activities within an organisation.
3. Compare and contrast the interaction between conflict management and negotiation within the context of projects.
4. Illustrate and evaluate the benefits that integrated information systems would provide.
5. Evaluate the nature of leadership and personnel management in the support and facilitation of teamwork.

Indicative Module Content

Behavioural issues in projects; organisational structures; information management theory and development; information management systems to manage information as a resource; high level management systems; the need for integration of information systems; organisational roles and behaviours; leadership; conflict management and negotiation; problem solving and decision making; project communication; product and process modelling, and organisational learning.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimePart TimeDistance Learning

Directed Study

Directed Study
Online Seminars/Discussion

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

The module is delivered in Taught Mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials and directed self-study.
The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by on-line tutorial support.
The module is delivered in Part Time Mode by self directed web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and on-line support.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1
Component 2 1,2,3,4,5

Module assessment will be recorded in two components. Component 1 will be formative in nature to provide students with a programme of developmental activities applied to module content as preparation for Component 2. This is weighted at 40% of the final grade.
Component 2 will be summative in nature; typically an individual piece of work. The component assesses all module learning outcomes and is weighted at 60% of the final grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.DAINTY, A., MOORE, D. and MURRAY. M., 2006. Communication in construction: theory and practice. London: Taylor & Francis.
2.HUOTARIA, M-L., H. and LIVONEN, M.., eds.. 2004. Trust in knowledge management and systems in organizations. Hershey, PA : Idea Group Pub. ebook
3.LAUDON, K. C. and LAUDON, J. P., 2013. Essentials of management information systems. Harlow: Pearson. ebook
4.MOORE., D., 2002. Project management: designing effective organisational structures in construction. Oxford: Blackwell Science. ebook
5.WILKINSON, P., 2005. Construction collaboration technologies: the extranet evolution. London: Taylor & Francis. ebook


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