Taught course

Management in Construction (Civil Engineering)

Institution
Kingston University · Civil Engineering and Construction
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in civil engineering subject, and/or suitable industrial experience. Please note: each application is assessed on an individual basis and may be subject to additional requirements, such as undertaking short course(s), work experience and/or English language qualification(s). Meeting particular minimum entry requirements does not automatically guarantee a place.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This industry-accredited course offers a strategic overview of civil engineering and management issues; addressing the challenges facing the construction industry. It successfully combines structural engineering with advanced construction management. The course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations, and is particularly suitable for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry. It will develop your professional, analytical and management skills, as well as improve your technical skills and knowledge.

Key features

  • This course provides a strategic overview of civil engineering and management issues.
  • It will develop your professional, analytical and management skills, as well as improving your technical skills and knowledge. For example, you will gain communication, teamwork, IT and problem-solving skills.
  • Each module combines a stimulating mix of lectures, practical laboratory work, group work, case studies and presentations.
  • Input from industry experts complements the academic teaching throughout the course.
  • Your MSc dissertation allows you to build on your academic knowledge and extend your in-depth knowledge in your area of specialisation. It can be an excellent selling point when looking for a job or promotion.
  • You can choose to study the course full-time or part-time to fit in with work commitments. September and January start dates give you extra flexibility.
  • The course was originally designed to satisfy the Engineering Council's SARTOR 3 requirements. We have now developed it to appeal to students who do not require a Matching Section as well.
  • We regularly review all our postgraduate courses to make sure that they are up to date, reflect industry needs and are comparable to other university courses.

Further Learning Programme – MSc (non-technical)

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Please check the Engineering Council website for more information.


What will you study

There are four taught modules and a thesis. Three of the modules are intended to provide you with an understanding of the core management skills needed to make a major contribution within the industry, while one structural design module enables you to broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of specialised civil engineering areas. You will also cover subjects that are both specific and complementary to civil engineering. In addition, you will develop the ability to resolve the broader problems that arise in civil engineering.

The advanced concrete design module is assessed by coursework based on the national university competition organised by The Concrete Centre, the trade body representing the concrete industry in the UK.

Information for international students

For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please visit http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/management-construction-civil-engineering-msc/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931