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Construction in Emerging Economies (MSc)

Course Description

This course combines specialist expertise in construction technology and management with a strong focus on the role of the construction sector in the sustainable development of emerging economies.

This includes the consideration of humanitarian issues in the construction sector in emerging economies and majority world contexts. The course provides the knowledge and analytical skills relating to intermediate construction technologies, migrant workers, urban design and infrastructure, sustainable development and international construction labour in emerging markets. The distinctive focus is on countries undergoing rapid urbanisation, placing construction related knowledge within the economic, social and developmental contexts of emerging economies.

Modules include:

• Intermediate Construction Technologies
• International Construction Labour Markets
• Urban Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies
• Construction Sector Transition Pathways
• Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation.

What career can you have?

Graduates will find employment with government and international agencies, the humanitarian sector and in private sector firms.

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 in Emerging Economies (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), preferably with some relevant industrial or economic development experience.

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