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Structural Design and Construction Management PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    It will provide you with a strategic overview of construction management issues as well as a knowledge of advanced structural engineering. This combination will enable you to perform at a managerial level in both design and contracting organisation. This course has been designed and is run in collaboration with the University of Surrey, enabling us to combine our expertise and management skills with the University of Surrey’s expertise in structural design. 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.
  • Entry requirements
    If you are a structural engineer who has developed your career in a consulting capacity but are aspiring to senior management positions in both design practice and the management of construction projects for clients, this course is ideal.
  • Academic Title
    Structural Design and Construction Management PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will learn to analyse standard and innovative structures and gain the necessary knowledge to advise on the type of structure and materials used in construction. You will study the financial, legal and contractual problems associated with the construction process, and learn how to apply your knowledge of management techniques and contract administration in the supervision of construction projects. You will also develop your design skills.

    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 (Taught at Kingston University)
    -Conditions of Contract
    -Estimating, Purchasing and Cost Control
    -Legal Obligations
    -Project and Risk Management
    -Research Thesis

    Core modules (Taught at University of Surrey)
    -Concrete Building Design
    -Earthquake Engineering
    -Steel Building Design
    -Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements

    Option module
    -European Module

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