Construction Project Management at Heriot-Watt University is one of the longest-running programmes of its kind in the UK, equipping graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical and technical skills to manage people and projects within the construction industry. A range of core courses covering management, procurement and technology-related subjects will give you a foundation in management principles while providing practical skills relevant to professional practice in construction. You will also choose an optional course from a range of subjects drawn from our built environment programmes, providing you with a broader understanding of built environment issues and an opportunity to tailor your studies to fit your interests and professional needs.
Students tend to come from the construction industry, bringing with them practical experience in a variety of built environment roles, or from other professional backgrounds but with an interest in converting to a career in the construction industry. Students from all over the world study this programme both on campus and by Independent Distance Learning (IDL).
The MSc is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), demonstrating its professional recognition and industrial relevance. The University is a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Management.
This programme is composed of seven mandatory courses and one optional course. For those looking to complete the programme at MSc level research projects are also required. Students are assessed through a combination of examination and coursework.
Project Management: Theory and Practice - Mandatory Value and Risk Management - Mandatory Contracts and Procurement - Mandatory Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Optional Construction Technology - Optional Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources - Optional Real Estate Economics - Optional Spatial Planning - Optional Sustainable Design and Development - Optional Environmental Geotechnics - Optional
Project Management: Strategic Issues - Mandatory Construction Financial Management - Mandatory Construction Practice and Information Technology - Mandatory People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment - Mandatory