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Construction Management MSc

City University London
Course summary
1 year
12,000 GBP
Full time/part time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Construction Management MSc

Construction Management MSc - a City University degree programme

The MSc Construction Management course includes important basics and concepts in the engineering background with major emphasis on the civil, engineering and architectural basics. The course prepares candidates with sound fundamentals to tackle jobs in the infrastructure construction industry. The course includes a significant proportion of management modules delivered by academic staff members of Cass Business School, complemented with modules delivered by senior professional engineers heavily involved in addressing the practical aspects of planning, financing and delivering large scale civil engineering projects in industry.

Passing students will gain employment opportunities in construction and engineering consultancy firms as managers or leaders of construction projects regardless of the sectors being public or private.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in civil engineering, architecture, surveying or construction-related subjects.

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5 in all categories

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner,INTO City University Londonoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Applicants from the European Economic Area / Switzerland coming to study in the UK may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The application rules vary depending on the length of the course:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers Construction Management MSc. Graduates have a variety of employment opportunities as project managers in construction and engineering consultancy firms and as managers/leaders of construction business units both public and private. Potential employers include general contractors, real estate developers, sub contractors, construction management firms and architectural engineering firms.

Furthermore, graduates have the opportunity of seeking employment with prominent global architectural, engineering, and construction firms based in London through the well-established links of City University London with the industry.

Training Course Content

The taught part of the course is based on 10 modules, of which five are carefully chosen to provide a broad foundation in various aspects of the theory and practice in the field of general management. These modules are delivered by academic staff members of Cass Business School. They constitute part of the curriculum for the Cass MSc in Management, a degree run by Cass Business School. The five management modules are complemented by five construction-oriented modules delivered by senior professional engineers with wide experience in the construction industry. The latter set of modules cover important aspects in the practice of planning, financing, and delivering large scale civil engineering and infrastructure projects. These modules focus on the development of practical management skills within a construction context.

  • Organisational Behaviour and HRM
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Project planning and management
  • Project Finance and infrastructure funding
  • Corporate governance
  • Advanced practice of management
  • Sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility
  • Leadership and management skills
  • ICT for construction management
  • International construction contracts and arbitration

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Post Graduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of the MSc.

The MSc comprises 180 credits, with 60 credits awarded to the Project. Attendance is required to obtain 120 credits from the taught modules. This can be achieved by one of two methods:

Full-time

A 12-month Full-Time option during which students attend all the taught modules during Semesters 1 & 2, and complete their Project within the 12-months period of the degree

Part-Time

A 24-month Part-Time option during which a student attends half the modules in a first 12-month period, followed by the other half the next year. Students are expected to complete all the modules in this two year period. The teaching periods are structured to deliver core modules in a sequence which permits engagement by P-T students alongside F-T students. The Project is undertaken by Part-Time students in the second year.

A mix of approaches is used in the delivery of this course. For some modules a traditional lecture format prevails; in others there is a greater emphasis on case studies and learning through active participation. In general, considerable team-work in various practical exercises and group assignments is required.

All modules involve undertaking a certain number of individual and/or group assignments (coursework) during the teaching terms. Many of these assignments involve essay writing. Furthermore, four modules are additionally assessed by comprehensive final examinations.

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £12,000
  • Part-time EU: £6,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course:

  • UK/EU applicants - Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship of £2,000
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • International Student Scholarships of £2,000
  • Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

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City University London

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