Project Planning & Control

By Prof. Koshy Varghese   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 3574
This course will cover the basic concepts in Project Planning and Control with a focus on construction projects. The course is relevant to Civil Engineering senior level undergraduate as well as post-graduate students in the area of construction management. Practising engineers who are part of the planning team on construction projects will also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG/PG/Industry Participants 
PRE-REQUISITES:  Basic Mathematics with Probability and Statistics 
INDUSTRIES APPLICABLE All leading construction companies
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 25 Sep 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction, Course Context, Construction Project Management
Week 2 : Time Management, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Gantt Charts
Week 3 : Duration Estimation, Network Representation & Analysis -1
Week 4 : Network Representation & Analysis -2; Two-Span Bridge: Scheduling, Network Analysis and Application
Week 5 : Time-Cost Trade-off (Crashing)
Week 6 : Resource Scheduling
Week 7 : Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM), Project Monitoring & Control
Week 8 : Project Monitoring & Control (Earned Value Concepts), Uncertainty in Project Schedules (PERT), Course Summary

Books and references

Construction Project Scheduling and Control, 3rd Edition, by Saleh Mubarak. ISBN: 978-1-118-84600-1

Instructor bio

Prof. Koshy Varghese

IIT Madras
Prof. Koshy Varghese is a Professor with the Building Technology & Construction Management Division of Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). Dr. Varghese earned his Doctoral Degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a year after which he joined IIT Madras. Dr. Varghese is a pioneer in construction management education and research in India and He has received numerous academic honors, and he is on the editorial-board of several international journals. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of ILCE (Institute for Lean Construction Excellence).

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Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 25 September 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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