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RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University

Program Name MBA-CPM Semester 2

Course name and Code Cost Planning & Management

Ms. Taqdees Anjum, Ms. Deepti Shitoley & Mohd. Suhail

Name of Course faculty(s)

Type of course work Project Work

Project Assignment (Theory)- 30%

Assessment weightage
Cost X Project (Lab) - 30%

Submission date Midterm-Week 6 & Final-Week 11

Aim of the course work This assessment is aimed at students gaining professional
understanding of cost management of projects.
1. Demonstrate the knowledge of measurement and
Learning outcome
quantification of different types of construction works.
tested (Competencies
2. Analyze pre-tender and post-tender estimates as well budget
for a construction project.
3. Develop cost plan for effective management of projects

Module Tested 1, 2, 3, 4

1. Knowledge and understanding of the Course


This is the factual foundation of the assignment. The essential facts should be accurate and broad
enough in their scope to allow further application.

2. Application and analysis of the topic (subject specific


This is the way in which you analyse/ examine the factual information and how you interpret this
information to add value to your answer (this could be in the form of conclusions, solutions,
recommendations, etc.). It is also important to remember that the assessor must logically be able to
follow the information in assignment submissions.

3. The structure in terms of logic and coherence

Submissions should have a clear start and a clear end. Information within submissions should also be
logical and well grouped.
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4. Use of relevant work examples and/or examples

gained from further reading

Suggestions for further reading are contained within the course work and indicated at the end of the
course work. These reading lists are not exhaustive and candidates are encouraged to read further
and reference at the end of the course work using Harvard style of referencing.
These reading lists are not exhaustive and candidates are encouraged to read further and reference
at the end of the course work using Harvard style of referencing.

5. Marking scheme
Final Total Submission
Outcomes Mid Term
Theory assessment 20 10 30 Ms Word &
Lab Assessment 10 20 30 Cost X files
Total 30 30 60 Report with
Viva Voce

Please note all assignments shall subject to plagiarism software checks, through “TURNITIN” or
any other equivalent software.

6. Marking Rubric

The marking rubric for this assessment can be found Annexure 1.

7. Plagiarism

Amity Plagiarism policy will be followed and all submissions will be checked for plagiarism on
Turnitin. Refer to course guide for plagiarism and referencing details.

8. Important Instructions

1. Plagiarism is a serious offence. In case of any plagiarism detected, penalty will be imposed
leading to zero mark.
2. Course work and reports should be solved by the individual/group.
3. Course work and reports should be submitted on time and submission after deadline will be
marked zero.
4. Name, student identification and title of the course work to be written clearly and legibly

9. Indicative Performance Threshold

The evaluation will be done as per standard marking rubric and indicative performance threshold.
Refer to course guide for Indicative Performance Threshold.

Name Course Coordinator Signature

Taqdees Anjum

Deepti Shitoley
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Mohd. Suhail Khan

Course work brief

This assignment designed to be submitted in groups. (Max. 6 students per sub group)
Assignment description
This project has 30% weightage on theory and lab assessment each. The aim of the course work is to
develop student’s ability to prepare cost management plan for construction project.
The students have to form group of 3 students each. They have to choose and work on any
completed or upcoming construction project. The project shall be first proposed by the students and
shall be approved by the respective faculty.
The students are expected to collect & analyze information related to the approved project. They
have to design a cost management for the project as per the assignment structure.
Assignment Submission: The assignment is to be submitted in MS-word/MS - excel format via LMS
on or before 11th week of the semester.
The assignment shall have following broad headings:
1. Introduction
2. Preliminary cost estimate
3. Elemental cost analysis
4. Rate Analysis
5. Contingency Cost
6. Quantity take off
7. Cash flow analysis

Kindly note that the submission would be subjected to plagiarism check as per the institution’s
policy. Any submission failing to meet the plagiarism guidelines would not be accepted.
Only one submission per group needs to be submitted at each stage.
The expected deliverables are as found below (but not limited to) @ mid-term & end-term
 Mid-term
o Presentation on case project brief that shall include
 Introduction to the project – All drawings and details
 Quantity take off and measurement
 Specifications
 Analysis of rates
 End-term
o Presentation on case project
 Elemental cost analysis
 Cost estimate
 Contingency cost
 Cash flow analysis
o Project Report ( including all assumptions and drawings as annexures)
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Detailed Marking Scheme: The assignment would be graded out of 40 marks.

Mid-term Evaluation Theory Lab Total
Project Introduction 10 10
Quantity take off and measurement 10 10
Specifications 05 05
Analysis of rates 05 05
Total 20 10 30

End-term Evaluation Theory Lab Total

Elemental cost analysis 05 05
Cost estimate 05 05
Contingency cost 05 05
Cash flow analysis 05 05
Project Report & Viva 10 10
Total 10 20 30

Any other relevant requirements shall be announced in the class as well as on the MySBE course
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Annexure 1: Marking Rubrics

Marking Rubric for Presentation:

Weight Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Poor
Presentation attributes
(5) (4) (3) (2) (1)
Content 50%
Quality and organization of information 20%
Appropriate use of terminology and 15%
visual tools
Quality of Verbal Communication 15%
Total 100%

Marking Rubric for Report:

Assessment 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Sl. # Marks Score
Criteria Poor Fair Satisfactory Good Excellent
A complete A complete collection A complete collection
A simple A fair
collection of of information required of information required
collection of collection of
information in line with assignment in line with assignment
information is information is
required in line with handout is present with handout is present with
1 Report Content 50% present present with  
assignment good amount of excellent amount of
without little
handout is present research and critical research and critical
background background
with fair amount of thinking for problem thinking for problem
research research
research solving solving.
organized; no Some Organized; points
Good organization; Good organization;
logical organization; are somewhat
Organisation of points logically ordered; points logically ordered;
2 15% progression; beginning and jumpy; sense of  
Information sharp sense of sharp sense of
beginning and ending are beginning and
beginning and end beginning and end
ending are unclear ending
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Extensive use of tables

Use of Tables & Limited use of Some use of
Good use of tables Extensive use of tables and figures effectively;
Figures to show tables and tables and
4 15% and figures; not and figures effectively; professional looking,  
data & summarize figures; poor figures; poor
professional looking professional looking Discussion related to
the findings quality quality
each table is present
Grammar, Usage errors distract More than
5 10% Few errors No Errors Well presented  
and Spelling from few errors
Answered Answered some
Attempted to Answered most of the Answered all the
6 Viva 10% some questions
answer questions satisfactorily questions satisfactorily
questions satisfactorily
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Annexure 2: Report and Presentation format

Microsoft PowerPoint with listing of group member’s name, enrolment number, section and their
contribution. Try to be brief and concise. All presentations shall be checked for originality through
Turnitin. Maximum number of slides to be restricted to 30 per group per submission. The content of
presentation will be checked for the following:
A. Academic Content B. Presentation Skill
Structure and Flow Body Language
Research and Referencing Clarity & Audibility
Understanding and Knowledge: Key Point
Captured Interest of Audience
Quality of Argument: Analysis of Key Issues Response to Questions
Application of Related Tools/Models: Integration Team Work (Coordination, Task
with Other Subjects Division)

Project Report Content:

The Project Report should be submitted in word format consisting of the following:
The Project Report should be submitted in word format consisting of the following:
1. Cover Page
2. Acknowledgement
3. Table of Content
4. List of Tables
5. List of Figures
6. Introduction (Project description)
7. Cost Management Plan (Including all deliverables mentioned above)
8. Project Drawings
9. References
10. Annexure
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Annexure 3: Report Formatting Guidelines

Page size A4

Calibri or Arial (Heading Size 14 & Bold, Sub heading Size 13 &Bold, Text
Font Detail
Size 11)

The text of the document must be justified. The left and right margin of
1.25 inches. The top and bottom margin of 1.00 inch.

No of Pages Shall not exceed 30 pages (excluding the Pre pages and Appendices)

Typing The text will follow line spacing of 1.15 lines.

Pagination Each page must be numbered, except the Title Page.

Tables and figures must be numbered in a series. Each table and figure,
including any in the appendices, has a number in its own series. Each
Tables and
series is numbered consecutively within chapters (e.g., Figure 10.1, Figure
10.2, and Figure 10.3).All titles/captions of Table & Figures will appear in
the pre pages in the List of Tables and List of Figures

The copied content shall not be more than 15% in both PPT and Report. If
Plagiarism not adhered the submission will not be accepted under any
circumstances. Further Refer to Course Guide

In the text, give the surname and date in parentheses, e.g. (Edwards,
2010). At the end of the study, provide a section headed ‘References’ in
which the references are listed alphabetically by family name. Include
references for electronic sources of information e.g. web pages. Any
books, articles, websites or other published sources (retrievable data) that
have been used (cited in the text) either in direct quotation or by
reference, must be listed in the References. Further Refer to Course
Appendices contain supplementary or illustrative material or explanatory
Appendices data too lengthy to be included in the text or not immediately essential to
the readers’ understanding of the text