Construction Engineering Management MSc

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Overview

Course options

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MSc

  • MSc Construction Engineering Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 10800 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MSc Construction Engineering Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1800 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Construction Engineering Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 15960 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500

MSc with Placement Year

  • MSc Construction Engineering Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 10800 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MSc Construction Engineering Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1800 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Construction Engineering Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 15960 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500

Accreditation

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

Construction managers with postgraduate qualifications find a wide range of career opportunities with consultancy, contactor and client organisations, as well as other related areas such as research and management.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

Knowledge

  • Develop and apply students' proficiency in communicating ideas to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Think critically and solve problems in a structured logical way.
  • Identify and apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to the practice.
  • Demonstrate and embrace the potential of information and communication technologies
  • Evaluate the standard form of subjects used in construction
  • Implement the skills and knowledge that underline management and leadership effectiveness in the global environment
  • Develop and identify the social, environmental, contractual, and economic performance of design and production construction process

Thinking skills

  • Critical thinking and evaluating knowledge
  • Systematically analyse problems and implement effective solutions
  • Demonstrate critical self-reflection on the knowledge and suggest further development
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the issues and challenges involved in construction engineering management area and subjects
  • Demonstrate and evaluate the procurement process in a construction area

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Apply and examine different methods to analyse and control construction projects
  • Evaluate how different findings and results in construction can be used in decision-making processes
  • Demonstrate and evaluate different legislation and environmental laws in relation to construction
  • Analyse different strategies, planning, and leadership styles for construction and discuss the key issues on organisation performance and team formation

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • Develop and Improve interpersonal skills and extend the ability to work effectively in a team
  • Develop the ability to meet the deadline delivery under tight conditions
  • Apply and maximise the ability to undertake complex problems and develop appropriate solutions

How you'll learn

The programme is supported by an integrated teaching, learning, and assessment strategy that demonstrates the appropriateness of the learning, teaching, and assessment methods used in relation to the intended learning outcomes. The following methods are adopted: 

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Coursework assignments
  • Seminars
  • Practical work, for example in design workshops
  • Project work
  • Practice sessions and learning through case studies and different site visits 

You will become proficient in communicating ideas to a technical and non-technical audience. The programme will help you to think laterally, to solve problems in a structured logical way. 

The proposed extension of coursework components to most modules will strengthen the learning strategy by providing opportunities for you to enhance your critical thinking skills to evaluate different management and engineering solutions and adjust your plans in a changing environment. The aim is to enable you to deal with the evolving and open-ended nature of managing projects in the real world. The coursework assignments will require you to use your creativity, management, and engineering judgement, applied management skills acquired during your current course plus skills in teamwork and communication.
 
About the industrial placement year

This course is also available as a two-year master's with an industrial placement year. The industrial placement is designed to address the demands of the profession and give you a competitive edge when it comes to your career. The placement component is up to 12 months in duration, which starts after you have successfully completed the taught modules, and before the dissertation stage.

It is ultimately the student's responsibility to secure their placement. The University will offer guidance and support and recommend students to many of our industrial partners who have expressed strong support and interest in the programme. 

If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, your CAS will have a course duration of two years, subject to your meeting the UKVI's standard requirements. During the industrial placement period, you undertake an internship within a partner organisation and complete a zero-credit Industrial Placement Module. The criteria for progression to industrial placement is the successful completion of the MSc taught modules with a minimum 50% pass mark. 

How you will be assessed

All of the modules will be assessed through coursework and project assignments to provide the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and understanding in different areas of construction management. 

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.