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Why ENCE 602

Professionals need to possess core project procurement knowledge and practical skills to succeed in project management. As projects become more complex and integrated, project procurement becomes significantly sophisticated and requires extensive planning, analysis, and control to meet expected outcomes. The course will equip students with interdisciplinary field-based knowledge to meet the challenges.

ProfessorQingbin Cui, PhDQingbin Cui, PhDStats Credits 3 Offered* Fall On-Campus, Spring Online


Project procurement processesProject evaluation : Discounted Cash FlowProject financing planProject evaluation : Real Options TheoryProject delivery methodsCompetitive biddingRisk allocation and managementIntegrated project deliveryContract negotiation and engineeringPublic private partnershipsRenewable energy project and carbon creditsEnergy Performance Contract

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Offered: Fall On-Campus, Spring Online*
Week 1Introduction to Project Procurement
  • Ref: PMBOK(R) Guide, 4th Edition
  • Ref: GSA Acquisition Manual
Week 2Project evaluation 1: FCF vs ECF
  • Case Study: Texas High-Speed Rail Corp.
Week 3Project evaluation 2: real options
  • Case Study: The Value of Flexibility at Global Airlines
Week 4Social benefit cost anaylysis
  • Case Study: The Midtown Tunnel Project
Week 5Project delivery methods and processes 1
  • Case Study: Alvarez Industries
Week 6Project delivery methods and processes 2
  • Case Stuty: Timberjack Parts: Packaged Software Selection Project
Week 7Project delivery methods and processes 3
  • Case Study: Data Analytics Case Study: WV Price Manipulation
Week 8Procurement Planning and Risk Sharing
  • Case Study: The PCNet Project
  • Case Study: Cooper River Bridge
Week 9Contract Negotiation
  • Case Study: Hydro-Quebec and the Great Whale Project
Week 10Contract Evaluation and Design
  • Case Study: New Mexico 44 Highway Project (on Canvas
Week 11Public Private Partnerships
  • Case Study: I-95 Expressway Project
Week 12LEED Project Procurement
  • Case Study: Genzyme Center
Week 13Energy Performance Contracting
  • Case Study:UMD EPC (on Canvas)
  • Case Study: Jackson City EPC
Week 14Renewable Energy Project and Credits
  • Case Study: The Fox Islands Wind Project
  • Case: Carbon credits in the I-64 Widening project
Week 15Student Project Presentation

*All course content, including schedule, topics, and books are subject to change semester-to-semester. Course costs are dependent on students' individual situations, including but not limited to, online vs on-campus enrollment, in-state vs out-of-state enrollment, and scholarships. Not all books on this page may be required readings and additional readings may be assigned. Please check the UMD Schedule of Classes for most up to date semester offerings. Instructors give students specific semester details once they are enrolled.