Course syllabus

Construction Management

VBEN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

Elective for: V5-hb, V5-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The subject aims to expose students to the overall picture of construction process and the link between different parties and give added knowledge on the role of a project manager. Students undertaking this subject will be able to develop their personality and attitude towards construction management and gain confidence in their competencies.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

know how to manage the adminstrative work needed in the early stages of a construction project.

know how conduct necessary analysis about budgeting, planning and procurement.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


This subject will train students on the practical aspects of managing a project based on project charter, planning and project information. Students will also learn how to instill close working collaboration between the clients, the entrepreneurs, the public authorities and all parties involved.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination will be based upon group work. Oral presentation and written report of project documentation which comprises of project planning, inquiries basis and final report, and also individual project diary. Final report is of opinion based examination. A procurement protocol drawn from negotiation with an entrepreneur. A decision making base on the complete inquiries on the construction permission for an entrepreneur.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VBEF10 Real Estate Management and VBEN01 The Role of the Construction Client
The number of participants is limited to: 25
Selection: 1. Those with both VBEF10 and VBEN01 2. Those with VBEN01 3. Those with VBEF10 4. Academic points within Civil Engineering

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course administrator: Christina Glans,
Course coordinator: Stefan Olander,
Course homepage:
Further information: Compulsory parts of the course may occur. Some parts of the course may be taught in English.