ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code KMGT688
Coordinator Dr F Misopoulos
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

KMGT689 PROJECT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT IN ORGANISATIONS; KMGT699 Planning for Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity; KMGT700 Executing, Controlling and Closing Projects; KMGT702 Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Management 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           100

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 50


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Assessment 1 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session  Weekly    35       
Assessment 2 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session  Weekly    25       
Assessment 3 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session  Weekly    30       
Assessment 4 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session  Week 4 and week 8    10       


This module is designed to provide students with an appreciation for the challenges involved in managing large public infrastructure systems in the 21st century at any stage along the developmental and technological spectrum.

The module aim is to introduce students to the concepts and practices associated with Infrastructure Management including methods, tools, and techniques needed to comprehensively manage a civil infrastructure portfolio through change and uncertainty.

Students will develop the necessary knowledge to manage macro and project specific factors that impact major infrastructure projects.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Understand how infrastructure projects interact with society and the environment;

(LO2) Consider  sustainability  impact factors ( financial, environmental and social)  and management approaches  involved in infrastructure projects

(LO3) Appreciate the multi-stakeholder interests of various governmental agencies and other groups involved and reconcile these with technical constraints.

(LO4) Evaluate and select  appropriate public/private financing scheme for a project

(LO5) Prepare and plan appropriate contingencies for natural and economic disruptions

(LO6) Understand how to balance the need for securing vital infrastructure and providing cost effective services for the public

(S1) Communication Skills: Students will have opportunities to develop written communication skills through group discussions and assignments.

(S2) Problem Solving and Decision Making: Students will be challenged to think critically about organisational issues and dilemmas. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or programme of action in their course assessment.

(S3) Information and Communication Technology Skills: Students will have opportunities to improve their ICT skills. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of software applications including word processing, visual presentations, data bases, spreadsheets and using the internet for information searches in the course.

(S4) Time management. This involves planning scheduled work and meeting assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and coursework and by meeting coursework deadlines.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Online Discussions
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Number of hours per week, per student expected in the virtual classroom in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 7.

Teaching Method 2 - Non-classroom hours (for online modules)
Attendance Recorded: No



Significance and challenges: Analyse the impact of infrastructure projects on society; Analyse the challenges in implementation of infrastructure projects;

Issues in infrastructure procurement: Assess the impact of corruption on infrastructure procurement; Evaluate efforts to address corruption in infrastructure procurement; Analyse additional issues in infrastructure procurement;

Infrastructure projects:
Stakeholder management: Explain the importance of stakeholder involvement to the implementation and governance of an infrastructure project; Identify constraints in stakeholder management; Evaluate approaches to manage stakeholder constraints; Assess the skills required from an project manager for success in relational project delivery arrangements; Public-private partnerships and other financing options for infrastructure projects: Analyse financing options for infrastructure projects; Analyse a public-private partnership;

Sustainability in infrastructure projects: Analyse the sustainability of an infrastructure project; Evaluate sustainability approaches for an infrastructure project;

Infrastructure asset management: Evaluate essential processes and activities of asset management methodology; Evaluate asset management methodology for efficient and cost effective service;

Contingency planning for natural and economic disruptions: Analyse strategies for infrastructure contingency planning and response; Analyse a real-life infrastructure project from multiple perspectives; Recommend methods to improve project management performance for a real-world infrastructure project;

Infrastructure security and operational safety: Analyse security challenges to critical infrastructure; Recommend solutions for security challenges to critical infrastructure; Explain safety management strategies; Evaluate your professional development with regards to the management of integrated infrastructure projects.

Recommended Texts

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