Construction Project Management Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 years part-timeEngineering and Environment
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus
Project management is an exciting and effective management strategy which presents challenging opportunities to the ambitious construction management professional. The applied skills and competencies of a construction project manager are necessary for the successful completion of complex construction projects, particularly within the ever-changing context of the construction industry. This programme is aimed at those looking for the management skills required to progress towards senior management positions within construction-related organizations, particularly internationally-driven contracting companies. These skills include knowledge and understanding of communication, organization and innovative construction practice and concepts: both at a strategic level and in construction project team management.
This programme aims to extend knowledge of construction project management practice in terms of delivering effective and efficient construction-related projects. It engenders an understanding of the role of the construction project manager in capturing client and stakeholder values and translating them into successful construction practice. The generation of a comprehensive understanding of the construction project life-cycle from inception to completion, commissioning, operation and maintenance will be established. Students will be encouraged in their ability to operate and lead in a range of team settings across disciplines and cultures, whilst evaluating and managing innovative construction practice and resolving unforeseen production-related problems. The duration of the full-time programme is 1 calendar year (12 months). The programme commences each September and January, with the duration of the January commencement being slightly extended.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The assessment of the learning outcomes of individual modules reflects the varying subject-related needs of those modules, and focuses upon the relationship between theory and professional practice. The programme consists of 120 Level 7 credit points of taught modules and 60 Level 7 credit points from the MSc Construction Project Management Dissertation module. The taught modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, assignments, time-constrained assignments and presentations.
It is anticipated that the MSc Construction Project Management programme becomes an integral part of the Faculty’s University Partnership Agreement with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Furthermore, it is anticipated that the programme will become an integral part of the Faculty’s Accredited Centre Status with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Graduates from the programme would be exempt from the RICS’s and CIOB’s membership examinations when full accredited status is awarded.
Opportunity exists for students to transfer between MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Project Management.
This is an ideal postgraduate programme for graduates who want to progress within the project-based construction industry. It is ideally suited to relatively new graduates with restricted construction-related work experience and also highly experienced construction-related practitioners. The programme may be followed to enhance existing career opportunities within the construction industry or as preparation for further postgraduate study, i.e. PhD. Demand for construction project managers who can demonstrate the skills to effectively manage construction projects, particularly international projects, continues to grow both nationally and internationally. Indeed, opportunities for a varied, well-paid, challenging and international career in construction project management are significant.
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