Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Resource Planning and Management

MME80001   12.5 Credit Points
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
36 hours lectures, 12 hours tutorials/ computer labs


PG: Nil. 
UG Civil/Engineering: 250 credit points


Unit information in detail

– Aims, unit learning outcomes and content


This unit covers specific knowledge areas regarding planning and management of resources in engineering industries, especially in project-based settings.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts and functions of planning and managing resources in project scenarios
  2. Apply relevant principles and theories for planning and managing resources
  3. Use appropriate tools and techniques for resource planning and management
  4. Formulate and/ or specify suitable strategies, methods and tools/ techniques for resource management in the project-based engineering industries.


This unit covers essential concepts and techniques for planning and management of resources in project-based engineering industries. Topics include:

  • planning concepts;
  • planning/ programming techniques;
  • estimating, allocation and levelling of resources;
  • constrained resource scheduling;
  • introduction location-based management in projects;
  • resource planning and management in linear projects;
  • multi-project resource management;
  • metrics based monitoring and control;
  • material resources planning and inventory control;
  • introduction to computer applications for resource planning and management