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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Architecture, Building & Planning

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    24 - 36 months part-time, 12 months full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    For Academic Year 2018/2019

    All Students:

    Distance Learning Part-time

    £3,190 Stage 1
    £3,190 Stage 2
    £2,120 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students:

    Full-time

    £5,500 entire course
    International Students

    Full-time:

    £12,100 entire course

  • Last Updated

    07 September 2018

Course content

This fully accredited course will develop your technical, managerial and interpersonal skills necessary for the management of complex construction projects. The distinctive, industry-driven curriculum equips you with the competencies needed to meet the challenges of today’s technologies, working relationships and project-related risks.

The course will provide you with the opportunities to pursue your own personal objectives in the areas of management, procurement and construction law, accounting management and consultancy and research in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector. It is suitable if you are either an experienced practitioner in the industry or are just starting out your career. Individual modules can be studied on a stand-alone basis for Continued Professional Development.

What you will study

STAGES 1 & 2

You will be introduced to the core discipline and processes of Construction Project Management theory and practices. You will develop an understanding of how to manage complex design processes from concept design through Building Information Systems (BIM) to detail design, procurement, construction and post completion maintenance and decommissioning. Skills in consultancy and research in the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector will be enhanced.

STAGE 3

You will undertake an industry based research dissertation of 12-15,000 words which if appropriate, will normally be integrated into your place of work. The dissertation will develop your skills and intellectual abilities in the investigation, assessment, evaluation and interpretation of a variety of relevant source materials.

Teaching and assessment

ON CAMPUS STUDY

You will learn through a mixture of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, practical work, case studies, simulations and games. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including e-books, journals and audio visual resources).

DISTANCE LEARNING STUDY

This online course is taught through CampusMoodle, which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study. No attendance is required on campus.

CampusMoodle provides a virtual classroom to deliver the equivalent of on-campus face-to-face staff/student contact. You will learn through case study materials, web links, video footage, group discussions and core reading. Systems such as Skype are used to hold online tutorials, guest presentations, virtual site visits and interviews.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Year 1

  • Lectures - 15-20 full-time students per group, 12 hours per week / 6 hours per week online distance learning
  • Seminars - 15-20 students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week / 1 hour online distance learning per week
  • Webinar - 1 hour online distance learning per week
  • Tutorial - 15-20 full time students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week / 1 hour online distance learning per week
  • Independent Study - 15-20 full-time students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week
  • Field Work - 15-20 full-time students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week week
  • External Visits - 15-20 students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per semester

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Individual research will involve the use of numeric and written communication skills, as well as presentation and discussion in module coursework and in the dissertation module.

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

The course is delivered by industry experts, respected researchers and academics with relevant industry experience across the construction sector.

ASSESSMENT

Typically students are assessed each year:

Year 1

  • Full-time: 24 written assignments, including essay
  • Online distance learning: 12 written assignments, including essay
  • Full-time: 1 dissertation

Year 2

  • Online distance learning: 12 written assignments, including essay
  • Online distance learning: 1 dissertation

Year 3

  • Online distance learning: 1 dissertation

Job prospects 

On successful completion of this course, you will possess a highly respected and professional qualification which is recognised throughout the world and has excellent employment prospects. The high-level professional skills you will develop will distinguish you in the contemporary job market. Graduate salaries in this sector are extremely attractive and benefits packages vary significantly between employers. You can choose to work in a number of related fields including the Built Environment, Civil Engineering as well as Heavy Engineering, Offshore and Petrochemical industries.

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.


Visit the Construction Project Management (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

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