MSc Construction Project Management
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
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There is a very high level of demand for qualified construction project managers in the global construction industry. This programme produces qualified project managers of the quality required by the UK, Middle Eastern and global construction industries, both in terms of their immediate ability to perform and their longer term strategic potential.
Taught from the perspective of construction project management, with principles that apply far beyond this sector, the programme provides students with access to both a solid theoretical base and current and future strategies in practical project management.
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Eligible students who participate in this programme can take advantage of unique internship opportunities with our highly reputed industry partners.
The internships will be subject to a minimum level of academic performance, demonstrated transferrable skills (for example, communication and teamwork) and successful assessments with the industry partner.
The programme is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs full-time for 2 semesters (12 months) + dissertation (February to April, 3 months) (total 16 months), or part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).
Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be be on campus during the summer break
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Full-time students undertake four courses in semester one and a further four courses in semester two.
Taught courses include:
- Project Management: Theory and Practice
- Contracts and Procurement
- Project Management: Strategic Issues
- Value and Risk Management
- People and Organisational Management
- Construction Financial Management
- Construction Practices and Information Technology
- Sustainability in Civil Engineering (optional)
- Construction Technology (optional)
In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Masters qualification undertake a research project. Students can study individual courses to meet the continued professional learning requirements of the built environment professions.
For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.
To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to email@example.com
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.
Fees and funding
- AED 85176*
* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
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