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Construction Management (MSc)


Course Description

The course aims to develop expertise on how to manage organisations engaged in construction from the multiple perspectives of the client, design team and contractor.

It considers how the construction sector operates in the developed and developing world, and the macro-economic and micro-economic factors that influence the work of the sector.

The distinctive focus is on the management of the construction firm, including finance, organisation, project procurement, contracts for design and construction, information and communication technologies in the construction sector and the expectations of clients, developers, financiers and investors in a project.

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

Modules include:

• Business of Construction
• Managing Construction
• Construction Contract Law
• International Construction
• Information Systems in Construction.

What career can you have?

Graduates will follow careers in a wide range of construction-related vocations: architectural and engineering design, project management, construction management, general business management, investment appraisal and roles in the public sector. Some pursue a career in research.

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 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). Some relevant industrial experience is preferred. Candidates with professional qualifications will be considered.

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