Civil Engineering & Construction Management MSc / Diploma
Modern civil engineering professionals often require an extensive understanding of construction management due to the strategic benefits it can bring to both individuals and project teams. As the industry becomes more competitive, organisations and their clients are increasingly demanding the combined time, cost and quality assurances that good project management practice provides.
Furthermore, the industry now recognises that there is a need for engineers to gain specialist technical knowledge which complements their academic and professional background. These observations form the basis of the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Construction Management; an essential core of construction management material augmented by a broad range of specialist civil engineering options.
The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering & Construction Management provides students with a combination of courses designed to improve their knowledge and understanding of advanced civil engineering and modern construction management theory and practice.
The programme structure consists of three mandatory construction management courses (CM) which all students must complete. Students must also choose one construction management course (CM) from two options and four civil engineering courses (CE) from a list of specialist topics as detailed below:
- Project Management: Theory and Practice (CM)
- Value and Risk Management (CM)
- Indeterminate Structures (CE)
- Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources (CE)
- Ground Engineering (CE)
- Project Management: Strategic Issues (CM)
- Construction Financial Management (CM)
- Safety, Risk and Reliability (CE)
- Water and Waste Water Treatment (CE)
- Earthquake Engineering (CE)
Project & dissertation
After successfully completing the taught elements at the end of semester 2, the MSc students then embark on an independent research project for about 3 months, leading to the production of a dissertation. To qualify for the award of the MSc, the student would need to also pass the dissertation.
Normal entry qualification is a good university degree (usually a UK 2:2 Honours or equivalent) in a relevant subject including engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, mathematics, etc.
It is recognised that good practitioners may not have this entry level qualification; consequently, consideration will be given to relevant professional and field experiences and candidates that show promise will be admitted for the programme.
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction during previous education, applicants must demonstrate English Language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (paper based exam); 213 (computer based exam); 80 (internet-based exam).