Taught course

Construction Management

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

The basic requirement is a good Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (for example, Engineering, Sciences, Geography or Mathematics), and evidence of adequate knowledge of the English language. However, the entrance qualifications vary, as practical experience may be an important consideration.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme provides advanced training to graduates to develop their construction management skills enabling them to play leading roles in a professional capacity in both the civil engineering and building industries.

The skills gained will provide them with ability to respond to changing requirements of the construction industry in both the UK and overseas. The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and individual projects.

Before applying for the part-time option, please contact pga-civeng@bham.ac.uk for advice and information.

This programme addresses management in the construction industry in its widest sense. The purpose is to provide advanced training to graduates aspiring to higher or middle management positions in the civil engineering and building industries. It addresses the working of those organisations, as well as disciplines and techniques of practical use in the management and implementation of all stages of construction and civil engineering projects. This opens up a wide range of career opportunities, as many of the techniques are applicable both within and outside the construction industry.

The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and an individual project.

The syllabus covers:

  • Project management for construction
  • Finance and core skills
  • Sustainable construction
  • Engineering production and project risk management
  • Asset management
  • Construction technology
  • Industrial seminars and workshops
  • A research project

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International students can find further details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships.htm

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc: £7,650 FT - £3,825 PT / PGDip: £4,800 FT - Contact the School for PT fees
International students
MSc: £18,900 FT / PGDip:£12,600

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
8 months
part time
16 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Creative work10
Professional practice10
Dissertation30

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005