Construction Management

City University London
A Islington (Inghilterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Inghilterra)
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Overview The MSc Construction Management course provides graduates and professionals within the construction industry (such as engineers, architects, surveyors and technicians), from either contracting or consulting backgrounds, with the business knowledge needed for a fast track management career.The course combines management-focused modules, delivered by lecturers from Cass Business School, with construction-focused modules delivered by experienced construction professionals. These are supplemented by senior-level guest lecturers from across the construction industry and organised site visits to current major projects and design offices.The key feature of the course is the careful balance between the business education delivered through Cass and the construction education delivered by visiting lecturers from industry. The course teaches technically-competent students to become "business" competent within the construction world, allowing them to develop specialist knowledge and strong technical skills within all the module subjects and thus equipping them to become the construction managers of tomorrow.The business module subjects cover leadership and management, human resources and organisational behaviour, operations management and information management, corporate governance and the advanced practice of management. All are vital parts of any business manager's tool kit.The construction modules include information technology in construction, project planning and project management, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, project funding and finance and construction contracts and arbitration. All are key requirements for the management of any construction project.City's MSc Construction Management is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators for the professional engineering Institutions as satisfying their requirements for the further learning needed to achieve Chartered status.Scholarships, bursaries and...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inghilterra
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Construction Management
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Business School
IT Management
Organisational Behaviour
Construction Training
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Course Content

The taught part of the Construction Management Masters course is based on ten modules, of which five are carefully chosen to provide a broad foundation in various aspects of the theory and practice in the field of general management.

These modules are delivered by academic staff members of City's Cass Business School. They constitute part of the curriculum for the MSc Management, a degree run by Cass Business School. The five management modules are complemented by five construction-oriented modules delivered by senior professional engineers with wide experience in the construction industry.

The latter set of modules covers important aspects in the practice of planning, financing, and delivering large scale civil engineering and infrastructure projects. These modules focus on the development of practical management skills within a construction context.

The Construction Management project

The culmination of the course is the Project: a major individual research exercise on a topic within the broad area of construction management conducted under the direction of a supervisor.

The major product of the Project work is a written report (dissertation). The topics/titles for this major Project can be chosen from: (a) a list suggested by the lecturers of the course, (b) students' own ideas/initiatives, or (c) where applicable by a student's sponsoring company/industrial partner.

Course Structure
  • Organisational Behaviour and HRM
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Project planning and management
  • Project Finance and infrastructure funding
  • Corporate governance
  • Advanced practice of management
  • Sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility
  • Leadership and management skills
  • ICT for construction management
  • International construction contracts and arbitration

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Post Graduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of the MSc.

The Construction Management MSc comprises 180 credits, with 60 credits awarded to the Project. Attendance is required to obtain 120 credits from the taught modules. This can be achieved by one of two methods:


A 12-month full-time option during which students attend all the taught modules during Semesters 1 & 2, and complete their Project within the 12-months period of the degree.


A 24-month part-time option during which a student attends half the modules in a first 12-month period, followed by the other half the next year.

Students are expected to complete all the modules in this two year period. The teaching periods are structured to deliver core modules in a sequence which permits engagement by P-T students alongside F-T students. The Project is undertaken by Part-Time students in the second year.

Teaching takes place on two full days per week, with some lectures (Law) taking place in the evening. In addition there is a small number of team-working weekends, plus a Foundation Week at the start of the programme each year, which is attended by all (full- and part-time) students.

This method of delivery is designed to be attractive to students working full-time within reasonable commuting distance of City University London (probably within the M25 cordon), as well as to full-time students, by concentrating tuition into two days per week on average, and encouraging flexibility for independent study.

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Teaching and Assessment

A mix of approaches is used in the delivery of the Construction Management postgraduate course. For some modules a traditional lecture format prevails; in others there is a greater emphasis on case studies and learning through active participation. In general, considerable team-work in various practical exercises and group assignments is required.

All modules involve undertaking a certain number of individual and/or group assignments (coursework) during the teaching terms. Many of these assignments involve essay...