Construction Project Information Systems Management

MQF Level 7

6 Credits (ECTS)

Construction Project Information Systems Management

October 2024
Module Type
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

Construction projects, of whatever complexity, involve a varying number of stakeholders – project owners, project team members, architects, engineers, contractors and facility managers.

The construction industry faces constant challenges of limited manpower, tight budgets, conflicting requests and accelerated schedules.

The managing, dissemination, logging and updating of all the information and keeping stakeholders updated with the latest information is a complex process and needs to be carried out diligently and in a structured manner, will result in errors, project delays and additional costs.

When such systems tend to be cumbersome, most users will tend to circumvent the processes and revert to ad-hoc and uncontrolled information sharing. Construction managers need to have a sound knowledge of the effectiveness and importance of good project information management systems and the ability to implement and manage such systems.

These can vary from simple lists and schedules to more sophisticated web-based organisation-wide software packages for use with larger and complex projects. The aim in all cases however is the coherent organisation of the information.

One of the most interesting emerging advancement is Building Information Modelling (BIM) – a process that generates and manages computer-based models of buildings and other structures, and helps to bridge the information gap between the project owners, design team, contractors and facilities managers.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following: 

  • Level 6 degree in a related field; 


  • Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a managerial role 


Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to construction, and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management within the industry. 


Target Audience

This course is targeted at professionals with supervisory and/or middle management experience in the construction industry who wish to have a more thorough background in the subject in order to further advance their careers , namely:  

  • Architects and Civil Engineers 
  • Mechanical and Electrical Building Services Engineers  
  • Project Managers and Coordinators 
  • Project Owners 

The target group can be extended to groups working within the construction industry, such as logistics managers, maintenance managers and facilities managers. 

Module / Unit Instructions

The proposed structure comprises a blended approach promoting the building of a community of practice via peer-to-peer learning.

The structure uses primarily two dimensions of teaching-learning modes:

  1. Face-to-face sessions: 18 hours.
  2. Online Learning Activities: 12 hours.

Face to Face sessions

  • Face-to-face sessions include lectures, tutorials, discussions, presentations and workshop activities promoting peer-to-peer learning.

Online Learning Activities

Online learning activities incorporate tutorials and asynchronous discussions. These may consist of active interaction, participation and contributions in fora discussions, sharing resources and self-reflection exercises.

Learners also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

The tutor provides continual support during both teaching -learning modes by providing information, readings and tasks relevant to the module in question.

The tutor provides continuous formative feedback as an on-going guidance during the student’s learning experience in preparation for their summative assessment.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in both the formative and the summative assignment.

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of:  20% of the mark achieved for formative assignment; and  80% of the mark achieved for the summative assignment.

All assignment tasks of both formative and summative assessment aim to provide the learner an opportunity to produce evidence of his/her competences aligned to the learning outcomes of each individual Module.


a) Formative assessment tasks are provided in the form of structured online discussions that support learners in their development throughout all of the modules studied.

Such discussions are facilitated and monitored by lecturer who provides students with constructive feedback to help them improve and prepare for summative assignment and dissertation.

Formative assessment tasks will contribute to the student’s final mark to acknowledge their work and give chance to improve.

This method allows students to also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period

b) Summative assessment is done via one assignment at the end of each module.

The mode of assessment varies and may include in-class assignments, and home-based written assignments. The recommended assessment tool for this module is essay title. Other assessment tools which may be used are case studies and reports.

Word count range: 3000 ± 10%. For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in summative assignment.


Module Intake Dates

October 2024

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Construction Management as presented in this brochure costs €9,500.*  

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.** 

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***  

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying. 

**Terms and conditions apply.  

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.  

Learning Outcomes


A the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the ability to, independently:

  • Critically analyse the information dissemination requirements of the construction project and identify appropriate strategies for each of these.
  • Develop strategy for the construction related project for managing project information.
  • Apply different methodologies and software tools to address specific construction project needs, from project inception through to handing over and use.
  • Critically evaluate the project information system throughout the entire life cycle of the project.
  • Critically analyse information management as a risk mitigation strategy within the context of a risk management plan in construction settings.


At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Theoretical concepts in relation to information management.
  • Project information management systems models within the context of a construction project.
  • Construction project information management strategies and tactics.
  • Mitigating specific risks in construction contract and project management in the construction industry.
  • The construction project information management systems strategies that may be applied in the industry.
  • The benefits of using emerging technologies in particular BIM as a strategic tool in construction organization.

Skills :

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Critically compare theoretical and practical knowledge with respect to common information management in the construction industry.
  • Critically apply different mechanisms to ensure efficient and effective information dissemination and management, with a view to minimizing risk and ensuring value for money in construction organisation.
  • Effectively manage an information management system from initial design, through to detailed design, tendering, construction and project close out and hand over as it applies to construction organisation.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities:

The learner will be able to:

  • Critically analyse and select appropriate procurement strategies when carrying out own projects.
  • Critically analyse and apply appropriate negotiation techniques when carrying out own project.

Module-Specific Communication Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate information management needs through written procedures.

Module-Specific Learner Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  • Improve personal time management and planning skills in relation to project information systems management.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences:

The learner will be able to:

Navigate through the online learning platform to find assignments, discussion boards, literature, tutorials etc.

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