Course syllabus

Construction Management

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

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2021-04-15

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: VBEN01 The Role of the Construction Client VBFN10 Design concerning Energy, Air Movements and Moisture in New Buildings
The number of participants is limited to: 25
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Henrik Szentes,
Course administrator: Kolbrun Arnadottir,
Course homepage:
Further information: Some parts of the course may be taught in English. Alternative course requirements for: L: VBEF05 Construction Process and Project Management and VBEF10 Real Estate Management. A: VBEA05 Construction Process