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About the course

During the Cost Control course of the Cost Engineering Academy you will learn about the position of cost control in your projects. After you have gained a basic understanding of specific terminology and methods that are used in cost control, you will look at the cost control cycle and how it fits in the life cycle of your project. After these basics are covered, it is time to go into cost control in depth and talk about the best way to execute cost control for your projects.

What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you will have gained:

  • The best way to familiarize you with the methods you can use.
  • Understand that cost control is cost management rather than cost reporting.
  • Understand what information your report needs to contain.
  • Will be able to read and interpret cost control reports made by others.
Our Clients

The Cost Engineering Academy is trusted by many industry leaders, such as:


“Explanations and elaborations in cost control & earned value management course were very satisfying. Also, the learning environment was very conducive. Cost Engineering took  very special care of the attendee needs as well.”

– Imran Shamim, Sr. Manager at Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited


After participating in the Cost Control & Earned Value Management course at Cost Engineering Academy, I’ve been able to make an advanced implementation of Cleopatra Cost Management for one of our projects, about which I’m really satisfied. It was a process of learning, which is now giving perfect results and the whole team is happy to use Cleopatra.”

– Cecilia Ramos, Project Control Manager, Pannonia Ethanol


This course is suitable for everyone who is part of any team that executes industrial projects. If possible, groups will be composed of organizations that are supplementing each other to allow all participants to learn as much as possible.

This course is aimed at:

  • Project manager/director;
  • Finance project executive/manager;
  • Project engineer;
  • Cost estimator;
  • Project cost engineer;
  • Discipline leads;
  • Members of the purchase department;
  • Members of a tendering team;
  • Work preparators;
  • All who are involved in technical projects, cost estimation, cost control and planning and contract review in their organizations.


You will have to have a basic understanding of cost engineering. No specific educational requirements are defined.


Cost control as part of Project control & Project management:
  • Definitions;
  • Project control processes & objectives;
  • Cost engineering vs project control;
  • Cost control vs cost management.
The Project Control Cycle:
  • Planning and Control Cycle;
  • Deming Circle = Plan-Do-Check-Act;
  • Project Control Cycle steps;
  • Project Controller vs Project Managers role;
  • Project Life Cycle.
Budgeting, management and cost control (analysis and forecasting):
  • Work Breakdown Structures;
  • Project Estimating & Accounts;
  • Baseline plan;
  • Cost control report;
  • Cost control steps;
  • Contingency;
  • Risk management.

Change control principles.

  • Establish the Cost Baseline by recasting the estimate into a project budget;
  • Understanding the Control Cycle by incorporating commitments and expenditures and analysing the effects which will be reflected in the Forecast;
  • Understand the Control Cycle by incorporating change orders & budget shifts and analysing the effects which will be reflected in the forecast.