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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Project Information, Organisation and Behaviour
Reference SUM103 Version 3
Created May 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended December 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

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.

Module 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.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 70
Non-Contact Hours 114 80
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 40% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Normally a longitudinal assessment involving topic discussion forums for distance learning students or group work for full time students (20%) and a group presentation (20%).
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 60% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: An individual written piece of work.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
In order to pass the module students must achieve 40% or greater in each component.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or better
B 60% or better
C 50% or better
D 40% or better
E 35% or better
F Less than 35%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements for Postgraduate courses, see University Academic Regulations A2.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

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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