This programme addresses management in the construction industry in its widest sense. The purpose is to provide advanced training to graduates aspiring to higher or middle management positions in design, construction and project management organisations. It addresses the working of those organisations, as well as disciplines and techniques of practical use in the management and implementation of all stages of construction and civil engineering projects. This opens up a wide range of career opportunities, as many of the techniques are applicable both within and outside the construction industry.
The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and an individual project.
The syllabus covers: - Project management for construction - Finance and core skills - Sustainable construction - Engineering production and project risk management - Asset management - Construction technology - Industrial seminars and workshops - A research project
Construction Management course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of employers to allow maximum career opportunities. Graduates from this course are normally employed in a wide range of sectors in both public and private including construction and project managers, project planners, surveyors, estimators, consultants and technologist, either in the UK or overseas. Today a career as a professional construction and project manager offers excellent prospects for both genders.
Christina completed her MSc degree at Birmingham in 1999 and started working as a graduate bridge engineer in London getting valuable experience in bridge design and structural analysis. She then moved back to the West Midlands and became a chartered member of the ICE in 2006. She is now the bridges and structures manager for the Birmingham PFI contract, which looks after 874 structures in Birmingham.
Christina is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/christina-sertaridou/
James Murray graduated from the University of Birmingham Construction Management Masters course in September 2013. Since graduating, James briefly worked in construction consultancy, before moving to become a project engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. James moved to Jaguar Land Rover in search of a more challenging work environment and would recommend all graduates to take every opportunity they can to find the job they enjoy.
James is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/james-murray/
A 2.1 Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (for example, Engineering, Sciences or Mathematics)
Home and EU Students £7650; International Students £18,900
Recipient: University of Birmingham
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