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Construction Cost Management (MSc)


Course Description

The course is aimed at new entrants to the professional practice of construction cost management, with degrees from any discipline.

The purpose is to prepare non-cognate graduates for a career in quantity surveying or financial management in construction. We progress from the fundamental principles of construction cost management to advanced aspects of delivering projects on budget and on time, including the latest ideas in the use of digital technology to plan and manage construction costs. The distinctive focus is on the principles, tools and techniques of financial and cost management from inception of a project, through to design and construction.

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Modules include:
• Construction Cost Engineering
• Construction Economics
• Financial and Management Accounting
• International Construction
• Construction Contract Law.

What career can you have?

Graduates will typically find employment in cost management or quantity surveying with public and private sector clients, consultants, or contractors in the building, civil engineering or oil and gas sectors.

Architecture, Building and Construction Management

Join us in our programme of discovery and creative thinking, designed to question and challenge conventional wisdom about the built environment.

Our aim is the co-creation of new knowledge and understanding about complex and challenging problems.

The School of Construction Management and Engineering is one of the world’s leading university departments dealing with the built environment. The School is truly multidisciplinary in nature and our staff have extensive experience as advisers, consultants and visiting lecturers to commercial organisations, governments and universities globally. We also attract students from all over the world.

Our MSc courses are focused on ensuring an excellent student experience, dealing with new ideas, tools and techniques, and exposure to the latest research. We supplement this excellent teaching with twenty-first century technologies.

Excellent facilities include a dedicated computer lounge for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations. The School also possesses laboratory space and experimental equipment to support student research projects.

Visit the Construction Cost Management (MSc) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply. For international students, if your previous education was not taught in English, an IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 is required.

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