Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture PhD

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 602 Management and Organization Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 7.5 3 151 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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The focus of the course is the introduction to project management, the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of the project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives, scope, cost, time, quality and presence. Management of construction projects requires knowledge of modern management, as well as understanding design and construction process. Construction projects have a specific set of objectives and constraints, as well as the required time frame for completion. Students will be presented a number of potential conflicts between these objectives with regard to the scope, cost, time and quality, and the constraints imposed by human material and financial resources.

• To familiarize students with the basic principles of project management
• Understanding the ability of management and organization of construction
• The main risks and problems construction managers face in construction management
• Understanding the ideas to solve problems during construction

Course Content:
• Key definitions of management and organization
• Project Planning – Breakdown Structures
• Critical Path Analyses
• Bar Charts and Resources
• Progress and Forecasting
• Project Acceleration
• Goal Directed Management
• Principles of Project Monitoring and Evaluation



      • Interactive Lectures
      • Presentation
      • Student debates
      • Problem solving
      • Assignments
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Midterm Exam(s)125
      Term Paper125
      Final Exam140
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
      • An organizational Break Down Structure and Understand the various architectures common to the most projects
      • Application of various planning documents used and their advantages
      • Identify the process of network analsys, definition of critical path and how it effects the project
      • Apply techniques required to manage project resources
      • To introduce techniques for forecasting complition dates in projects
      • To understand the steps to follow to reduce project timescale
      • Understand the caharacteristics of goal directed project
      • James Jerome O'Brien, Plotnick Fredric, “CPM in Construction Management”, Eight Edition, McGraw-Hills Education, 2015

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination12525
      Preparation for Final Examination14545
      Assignment / Homework/ Project13030
      Seminar / Presentation155
      Total Workload: 151
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6