Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University

Project Management (Construction)

Project managing construction projects requires an overview of the entire process, from inception to completion. This course aims to provide you with a framework for understanding project management in the construction industry and, in particular, the role of the construction project manager and the associated needs of the client. This course is aimed at professionals or graduates, wishing to pursue a career as a construction project manager. It's suitable for professionals already working in the broad construction industries, who aspire to senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for undergraduate (honours) students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a managerial and technical postgraduate programme. You will increase your knowledge and understanding of the systems and processes necessary to achieve successful project outcomes, including legal and contractual constraints, and people management skills. You will cover project briefing, explore design and development issues, and develop the skills to create appropriate procurement strategies. **Key features** - Have the option of taking a professional or industrial internship, which counts towards your Masters qualification. - Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. - Hear from visiting industry and academic experts, some of whom are NTU alumni, who will be teaching parts of the modules, providing a 'real life' perspective on the topics you will be studying. - Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Previous study trip destinations have included a week-long trip to Berlin and visits to the Project Challenge Expo and the UK Construction Week Exhibition in Birmingham.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject such as construction management, civil engineering or property management; or, corporate membership of an appropriate construction industry-related professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside industry experience at managerial level; or, an alternative approved construction industry-related professional qualification, together with appropriate industrial experience at managerial level in the construction industry. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience. If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have a minimum of three years' experience at the appropriate level, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work. You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure and building projects.

Course modules

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course content. In most modules, you'll take part in intensive sessions of key point lectures, supported by study guides and other literature. Many modules include presentations by external industry specialists, to provide a real life perspective on the module content. Non-contact hours include direct out-of-classroom reading and activities, and independent learning and reading is deemed necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for the course. Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Previous study trip destinations have included a week-long trip to Berlin and visits to the Project Challenge Expo and the UK Construction Week Exhibition in Birmingham. Core modules - Law for Construction - Construction Business and Enterprise - Collaborative Working - Project Initiation - Lean Construction - Professional Practice and Procedure for Project Management Optional modules - Postgraduate Research Project - Industrial or Professional Internship

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from module to module, however assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. You may also be required to develop reports and present portfolios for assessment. Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Sponsorship information

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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