Contract Performance Management [SUM406] 15 credits at SCQF level 11

1. Overview

One of a set of 9 competency-led topics that have been designed in close collaboration with industry practitioners and incorporate real world case studies and scenarios.

They are accredited by both the RICS and CIOB and align with the RICS competency framework.

This module will enable you to critically appraise the needs and requirements of contract performance management in an operations and project environment.

It will also help you to demonstrate the application and effectiveness of tools and techniques in controlling commercial contracts.

2. What you will study

  • The appraisal of the importance of contract performance management and its corresponding criteria in relation to the project business environment and deliverables.
  • Assessment of the different tools and technologies used in managing contractor performance.
  • The use of different planning techniques to produce a project delivery plan with associated resource and cost estimations.
  • The critical appraisal of key contract and project evaluation monitoring and control techniques and their importance in achieving a successful outcome.

3. How you will learn

Learning will take place through the University online virtual learning environment (VLE), Campus Moodle, with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self-guided study.

Each topic within the Module will have a number of obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You are also required to contribute to number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.

4. Entry Requirements

Relevant industry experience and/or a good honours degree.

5. Placements and Accreditations

This MODULE is part of a MSc Course which is accredited by:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

6. How to apply

For general enquiries please call 01224 262209 or email:

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7. Prospects

At the end of this module you will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the energy sectors.

You could progress to other modules within the commercial practice course to gain additional credits towards the full MSc. This will give you the qualification to work within the energy sector as a commercial manager and other fields with the energy sector.

8. Assessment

The module will be assessed by one main piece of coursework and a number of specified activities.

9. Fees and Payment options


The fee for this course is £1130.

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15 credits at SCQF level 11

Start Date


Course Length

15 weeks including delivery and assessment

Mode of Attendance

Online distance learning

Academic School
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
Part of an MSc course which is accredited by:
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)