New project management education curriculum

Keneilwe Ntshwene, Charlotte Tumwine, Pasis Mselle, Dean Kashiwagi

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Abstract

A group of lecturers are proposing changing traditional education based graduate project management courses to a new research based project management program. The transformation is being tested on the Risk Management course, the Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation course, the Quality Control/Safety course, and the Procurement course. The new model will propose the following changes: 1) use construction industry structure to differentiate between efficient and non-efficient environments, 2) use deductive logic, simplicity, and dominant information to supersede traditional education on current practices, 3) utilize the graduate students as a resource instead of a traditional student, 4) integrate research proposals/results into the class material to provide continuity; 5) turn the program into a proactive value added program instead of a reactive educational program; 6) have a strategic plan to assist industry organizations to change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Pages302-313
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 10 2009Sep 11 2009

Publication series

NameCOBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Other

OtherConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/10/099/11/09

Keywords

  • Research based course design
  • Research based graduate education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Ntshwene, K., Tumwine, C., Mselle, P., & Kashiwagi, D. (2009). New project management education curriculum. In COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (pp. 302-313). (COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).