ECTS - Construction Scheduling and Cost Control

Construction Scheduling and Cost Control (CE564) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Construction Scheduling and Cost Control CE564 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Saman AMINBAKHSH
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Scheduling and cost control are essential tools for successful construction management. Scheduling deals with network based schedules of construction activities (like critical path method) and cost control provides comparison of actual and planned financial information in the course of the project. Time extension claims in construction contracts wherein the proof of cause-effect relationship is the essence of the whole argument are currently required to be submitted together with construction schedules like critical path method.To furnish the civil engineering students with this skill set a popular computer software for construction scheduling and cost control shall be taught thoroughly in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To develop the ability to schedule construction projects like any other industrial, commercial or office works.
  • Present achieved progress in a variety of formats ranging from a simple bar chart to more complicated network type diagrams.
  • Present cost data in graphic form or as summarized in tables.
  • Check and verify time-wise and financial success of the project during performance.
  • Manage costs, work and resources used in the project.
  • Types of delays and acceptable reasons for time extensions in international construction contracts.
  • How to implement construction schedules to prove loss-expense and time extension claims.
Course Content Introduction and some advanced studies in a computer application like MS Project, extensively used for construction scheduling and cost control, time extension clauses in international construction contracts, cause-effect relationship to prove construction claims.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What is scheduling and cost control in construction management .
2 Types of scheduling techniques
3 Types of scheduling techniques
4 Precedence relationships and critical path method
5 Precedence relationships and critical path method
6 Preparing the list of construction activities ( teaching the computer application)
7 Specifying construction resources
8 Assigning resources to activities
9 Formatting and sharing the plan
10 Tracking progress on activities
11 Advanced windows showing activity details
12 Advanced windows to assign resources to activities
13 Time extensions in construction conditions. Liquidated damages as opposed to penalties.
14 How to implement construction schedules to prove loss and expense claims
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Microsoft Project 2010, Step by Step, Carl Chatfield and T. Johnson, Microsoft Press, Washington
Other Sources 2. Powell-Smith, V, J. Redmond and D. Stephenson, “ Civil Engineering Claims”, 1999, 3 rded, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 6 25
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 3 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 10 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation X
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 2 3 6
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 3 7 21
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 22 22
Total Workload 125