ENT-269: Energy Technology Project Management

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Division
Building Sciences
Department
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
269
Course Title
Energy Technology Project Management
Credit Hours
2.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

Examines how to manage multiple aspects of a mechanical construction project management including, but not limited to, planning, scheduling, budgeting, and quality control and quality assurance. Discusses the principles of lean management. Also explores best practices, organizational principles, and group dynamics.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To prepare students for running mechanical projects from receipt/acceptance of project to the final closing of the project, physically, financially, and resolving any problems after the project has closed often referred to as the warranty period. A project manager is one who leads the assigned project within a company or industry in which he or she works; The project might relate to mechanical construction, engineering, automotive, industrial, medical, and education or many other similar applications. This course describes the various responsibilities of the project manager, administration, organizational skills, and timetables related to the project cycle; Being an efficient mechanical construction project manager can make the difference as to whether a project/job/assignment is successful or fails.

Core Course Topics
  1. What is a construction project manager.
  2. Job administration.
  3. The construction project job from beginning to end.
  4. Office and field responsibilties.
  5. Labor relations
  6. Purchasing the materials.
  7. Job permitting.
  8. Job time management.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Define what a construction project manager is and what his/hers responsibilities are.
  2. Demonstrate what project administration is.
  3. Demonstrate how to manage one project or multiple projects.
  4. Demonstrate various functional stages of a project assignment.
  5. Demonstrate project manager functions in the office, work site and lab settings.
  6. Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills including project documentation.
  7. Apply the learned principles to running a successful project from the beginning to the end using lean management principles.
  8. Demonstrate the importance time management in project management.
  9. Demonstrate effective use of Microsoft programs as tools for project management.
Detailed Learning Objectives (Optional)

Complete mechanical construction project management of related projects from beginning (turnover of the project to the team or project leader) to the closing of the job/project; All areas related to the successful running of a job/project.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Skill-sharpening sessions, 25% of the grade
  • Assignments/projects, 25% of the grade
  • Final exam, 25% of the grade
  • Class participation, 25% of the grade
General Course Requirements and Recommendations

The student must have good computer skills, familiarization with Microsoft programs, e-mailing, simple math, writing skills, and organizational skills.

Due to the nature of this course, attendance is mandatory.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date