MSc Construction Project Management

The course

Programme code
KPT/JPS (R2/526/7/0026) (MQA/FA2926) 02/28
Delivery type
1 year/2 years
Intake date
September, January

The discipline of project management has become central to the management approach adopted by numerous international industries in both public and private sector.


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From the construction and property industries to information technology and heavy industry, there is growing recognition of the benefits strategic project management can bring.

This programme equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop successful careers as professional project managers in the construction industry and beyond.

It offers a breadth of management, procurement and technology related subjects. It is focused on industrial relevance, ensuring that graduates are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution to the success of their working environment, and the development of their own professional careers.

Teaching and Assessment

Our students experience a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online material in our Virtual Learning Environment. Programmes are regularly reviewed by research-active staff in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia to ensure that the learning material is relevant and current.

Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.

Course content

Core courses

  • Project Management: Theory and Practice
  • Project Management: Strategic Issues 
  • Value and Risk Management 
  • Construction Financial Management 
  • Strategic Commercial and Contracts Management
  • Construction Practice and Information Technology
  • People and Organisation Management in the Built Environment 
  • Research Dissertation

Optional courses (select one)

  • Advance Construction Technology 
  • Urban Economy and Property Markets
  • Sustainable Design and Development


In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to accreditation within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


For graduates with a first degree in a built environment subject it can provide a competitive edge in a fierce employment market. For architects, engineers and other professionals it can provide a move into project management. The programme increasingly attracts those whose qualifications and experience lie outside the field of construction, but recognise the career opportunities that exist for suitably qualified Construction Project Management graduates.

Entry requirements

  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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Scholarships and bursaries

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