Masters degrees in Construction Management train students to plan and direct construction projects: managing a client’s specifications from inception through to completion.
Popular specialisms within this subject include Construction Project Management, Construction Economics and Real Estate Management. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Architecture, Construction, or Civil Engineering.
A degree in this field will equip you with advanced knowledge of both practical and theoretical approaches to Construction Management. This includes training in the use of technology, such as ICT and programming, 2D and 3D modelling, and design. You will also explore the economics of construction and associated commercial strategies.
Instruction in approaches to business management is another key component. You will cover topics for professional practise such as estimation and budgeting for a project, procuring staff and products, and understanding health and safety regulations.
Aside from obvious careers in construction and engineering management, you may also use your expertise to undertake specialist roles such as technical assistance or building design management. If you would prefer a research career, a Masters in this area is also excellent preparation for further study at PhD level.