Engineering and Applied Sciences >> Management of Technology

For Course Instructors

  • Advertise your course for free
  • Feature your course listing
  • Create course discussion group
  • Link to your course page
  • Increase student enrollment

More Info...>>

Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 1.401J (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Project Management 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh
    Prof. Samuel Labi
    Dr. SangHyun Lee 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 1.040 / 1.401J / ESD.018J Project Management

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    This course features a full set of lecture notes.

    Course Description

    As technological integration and construction complexity increase, so does construction lead times. To stay competitive companies have sought to shorten the construction times of new infrastructure by managing construction development efforts effectively by using different project management tools. In this course, three important aspects of construction project management are taught:
    1. The theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects;
    2. Efficient management methods revealed through practice and research;
    3. hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations.

    To achieve this, we will use a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling and learning from old and current construction projects. Within the framework, you will learn the methodologies and tools necessary for each aspect of the process as well as the theories upon which these are built. By the end of the term you will be able to adapt and apply the framework to effectively manage a construction project in an Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) organization.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.


This course content is a redistribution of MIT Open Courses. Access to the course materials is free to all users.

© 2009-2020, All Rights Reserved.
Higher Ed Space ® is a registered trademark of AmeriCareers LLC.