This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from an unrelated disciplines who want to become a construction project manager and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in construction project management. If you have a degree in a related area, you should apply for the MSc Project Management.
Construction project management is a global, professional role. It can involve some of the largest and most prestigious international construction projects, such as building for the 2012 Olympics in London. The construction project manager plays crucial central position in the co-ordination of the different resources of consultants, labour, finance and materials to fit the client's requirements. Communication and strong interpersonal skills are vital to the role.
You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. One of the modules is an international project which currently takes place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.
The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience of the project management of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.
You work alongside students studying related subjects by taking part in an interdisciplinary project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a construction project manager interacts with those roles and develops the skills and knowledge essential to an effective professional practitioner.
The course includes practical construction projects. These involve completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study:
-Health and safety.
-Sustainable development and refurbishment.
Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. We also support you with online resources that allow you to learn off-campus. Based on our City Campus there are opportunities to use many of the city's new and existing buildings for case studies, project work and practical teaching sessions.
For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-construction-project-management
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Full time – 1 year
Part time – 2 years
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Sustainable building technology
-Health and safety management
-Project planning and contractual issues
-Sustainable development and refurbishment
-Applied research methods and dissertation
Assessment: individual coursework, group projects, examinations.