ECTS - Multi-Disciplinary Project Management

Multi-Disciplinary Project Management (MMR494) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Multi-Disciplinary Project Management MMR494 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Selen Duran
Course Assistants
Course Objectives
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. Get acquainted with architectural / building design process and multidisciplinary project environments.
  • 2. To learn about the milestones, primary project stages and the participants of each stage as well as the essential factors and inputs of these processes.
  • 3. To constitute awareness in order to develop primary soft and hard decision-gates in order to improve the existing processes.
  • 4. To learn about the data exchanges in multidisciplinary projects and the necessitates of intervention methods with respect to regular monitoring, reviewing and recording facilities.
  • 5. To be able to develop his/her own self as well as the existing methodologies, after thoroughly learning and analyzing the existing systems and methodologies used by professionals in existing project environments.
  • 6. To be able to propose and develop alternative system and methodologies, wit respect to the specific necessities/ requirements of the existing professional field.
  • 7. To learn about the information / knowledge and documentation management requirements in the processes, as well as the management of these social and technical data flows respectively.
  • 8. To learn about the contexts and environments related with: a. the integrated design / project process, b. synchronized communication, c. digitalized project teams, d. project websites
  • 9. To get acquainted to the prior knowledge and fundamental criteria of the further project stage requirements like constituting project teams, project schedules in parallel to these teams and cash flow…etc.
  • 10. To develop alternative solution / intervention and/or improvement scenarios in cases of possible problems in the processes.
Course Content Methods followed in conjunction with the stages and participants of a project, during the multidisciplinary architectural design process which is run under the control of an architectural office.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and bibliography
2 Basic and essential terminologies, concepts, and related contextual discussions
3 Design process management, essential discussions on the causes, necessities and importance (similarities and differences of it with project management and/or construction management)
4 Intermediary- presentations ( presentations and discussions on the (review of ) already handled concepts, analyses(on advantageous/disadvantageous aspects), lacking points of consideration…etc.
5 Elements of multidisciplinary project environment (project disciplines, project stages , factors, dynamics …etc.) and estimated project network
6 Comparisons on the identical of system/ methodology applications on different type/scale and processes of project/designs. (with reference to real project examples / occasions) Intermediary presentations (group/team work studies )
7 DPM/ Part 1_“relationship management”: Knowledge management , project data exchange , documentation networks, correspondence determinations, reporting, reviewing techniques, memorandum samples, necessary controls (monitoring) and management
8 DPM/ Part 2_“time management”: Project /work schedule, team-time matrix, submission schedule ( with essential milestones of data/ information exchanges & decision gate information)
9 DPM/ Part 3_“financial management”: preliminary info (!) in beginners level Preparation of proposals ( determination of right conditions and corresponding fees) proposal , contracts, attachments / appendixes of the contracts, ( bonding documentation) , cash flows, progress payment programs /schedules…etc.
10 Intermediary presentations: ( presentations and discussions on the (review of ) already handled concepts, analyses(on advantageous/disadvantageous aspects), lacking points of consideration…etc.
11 DPM/ Part 4_“team/staff management Project team organization, interdisciplinary responsibility diagrams, project execution / production/ control and approval distributions / team performance evaluations, control and intervention alternatives.
12 DPM/ Part 5_“project management” (technical approach) Project details, submission /delivery methods, drawing /presentation decisions, BIM integrations, IPD systems, reviews, quality controls, approvals management
13 Determination of groups, for final project selections Determinations of “sample / occasion – project cases”
14 Real project experience sharings& professional contributions
15 Discussions on the selected sample project/ set ups General preparations for final presentations, critiques
16 General presentations and evaluations


Other Sources 1. 1. Design Management Institute (DMI) (2013) “What is Design Management?”
2. 2. Emitt,S. &Prins. M. &Otter, Ad den (2009) “ Architectural Management”
3. 3. Gray, C., andHughes, W. (2001) “Building Design Management”
4. 4. Emmitt, S andOtter, A.F.H.J den. (2007) “Managing Design WithTheEffectiveUse Of Communication Media: TheRelationshipBetween Design DialoguesAnd Design Team Meetings” CIB World BuildingCongress, pp.1072-1079
5. 5. Fong, Patrick. "Multidisciplinary Project Teams." (2011): pp.1183-1191.
6. 6. Generic Design and Construction Process Protocol (GDCPP) (2013)
7. 7. Emmitt, S. (1999)."Architecturalmanagement—an evolvingfield." Engineering Construction andArchitectural Management 6.2 (1999): pp.188-196.
8. 8. Emmitt, S. (2010) “Design Management in Architecture” Gestao&tecnologia de Projetos, vol 5 no.3 November, 2010, pp.28-37
9. 9. Emmitt, S andOtter, A.F.H.J den. (2007) “Managing Design WithTheEffectiveUse Of Communication Media: TheRelationshipBetween Design DialoguesAnd Design Team Meetings” CIB World BuildingCongress, pp.1072-1079
10. 10. Otter, A.F.H.J. andPrins M. (2002), “Architectural Design Management withintheDigital Design Team” Engineering Construction andArchitectural Management 9.3 (2002): pp. 162-173. and CIB publication 263, pp. 75
11. 11. Konuk eğitmen katkıları ( pratik hayattan profesyonellerin deneyim ve süreç yaklaşımlarının aktarımları)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 14 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 5
Presentation 2 15
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 15
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 22 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
2 X
19 X
22 X
23 X
24 X
25 X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 10 20
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 35 35
Total Workload 153