Course available:

The course

UCAS code
K221
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Heriot-Watt's top ranking reputation leads to great career prospects in the construction industry.

Contact

Available via Clearing

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Overview

The construction industry is thriving and shows no sign of stopping. According to Global Construction 2030 report, the volume of construction output is forecast to grow by 85% by 2030 with the UK being a stand out growth market in Europe.

Studying Construction Project Management at Heriot-Watt gives you the vital skills and versatility required by an increasingly dynamic industry. Our course aims to provide students with the knowledge, leadership and management skills necessary for the effective delivery of construction projects from inception to occupation.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.

Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing

Warren Bennis

Facilities

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) has a suite of unique state-of-the-art built environment facilities and software systems that are used by all of our undergraduate students throughout their studies as well as postgraduate and research students. For Construction and Surveying purposes students have access to:

  • Light Structures Lab using the Denison Machine to test steel rods to destruction.
  • Immersive Virtual Reality System A unique system showing the value of immersive technology within industry.
  • Autodesk Revit a modelling software to design buildings and structures in 3D.
  • Synchro a 4D virtual construction software to create simulations.

Go Global

Option to study at our Malaysia campus through Heriot-Watt’s Go Global course.

Accreditation

Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).

Course content

Learn to manage construction projects from inception to the point at which a building is occupied through all the stages of the design and construction process.

Learn about the management and supervision of construction sites and the resource planning associated with large-scale projects.

This course has a strong emphasis on construction technology with module options that give students a background in valuation and procurement.

Detailed course guide
Year 1

8 mandatory modules

In the first year, students learn the fundamental and basic themes of building as well as the roles of the relevant professions. Topics include construction modelling, construction technology, management practice, cost control principles, the built environment and microeconomics.

  • Walking tour of Edinburgh viewing the architecture of the Old and New Town.
Year 2

6 mandatory modules | 2 optional modules

Further developing the economical, legal and managerial elements of the course, mandatory modules include commercial law, facilities management principles and cost modelling and measuring. While the optional modules allow students to choose from various language courses as well as principles of property valuationand introductory microeconomics.

  • Take part in a week-long field course, Constructionarium, that gives hands-on experience working with industry professionals.
Year 3

6 mandatory modules | 2 optional modules

Students will gain knowledge in subjects such as, safety management and site establishment, procurement and contract, design cost planning and control and project programming while selecting 2 modules to focus their career direction.

  • Field trip to a European city looking at the construction of some of the world’s most recognisable buildings.
  • Participate in an industry mentoring scheme, CEMENT, which links students with industry professionals.
Year 4

Dissertation | Design project | 4 mandatory modules

Students complete an individual research dissertation, a design project and 4 core modules which include, cost and value management, innovation in construction practice and construction project management.

  • Undertake a week long collaborative design project working with students from across disciplines within the school.