Management in Construction PgDip-MSc

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  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to gain an in-depth understanding of construction management issues to help you operate more effectively in realising construction projects in the 21st century, this course is ideal.
  • Academic title
    Management in Construction PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    With the construction industry becoming increasingly fragmented and operating within inter-company contractual relationships, this course covers the legal obligations and conditions of contract under which construction companies operate. As construction is also a highly competitive industry, with price still a major deciding factor in awarding contracts, the course also covers the science of procurement and the estimating process.

    This MSc course satisfies the requirements of the Engineering Council UK’s Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC – previously known as SARTOR3) as a ‘period of further learning’ for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

    Course programme

    You will gain an extensive knowledge of the legal and contractual systems relevant to the construction industry. You will study how design and construction work is priced and how these prices are used to control the costs for the firms involved. You will undertake an analysis of the systems that control the quality and safety of construction projects. You will also gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the various parties contributing to construction. Emphasis is placed on the use of case studies and teamworking.

    The optional European module exposes you to working in a multinational team and allows you to gain experience of analysing how different European countries approach construction.

    The MSc research thesis enables you to conduct a sustained, in-depth, original research related to complex theoretical arguments within the field of the construction industry.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Accounting Systems
    -Conditions of Contract
    -Construction Organisation
    -Estimating, Purchasing and Cost Control
    -Information Systems
    -Legal Obligations
    -Project and Risk Management
    -Quality and Safety Management
    -Research Thesis

    Option module
    -European Module

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