Management in Construction Masters (MSc)
Facts about Management in Construction
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
(January and September start dates)
|Attendance||Full and part time: varied delivery
|Assessment||Coursework and/or exams, research thesis|
Choose Kingston's Management in Construction MSc
This industry-accredited course is suitable for anyone with a background in the built environment who wants to progress into the management of projects, whether with a contractor, client or a consultancy. It combines the study of industry techniques with advanced construction management of projects. The course will develop and enhance your professional, analytical and managerial skills as well as improving your technical and transferable skills, and enable you to successfully advance your career. This course is ideal for graduate construction managers, civil/structural engineers and surveyors starting their career in the construction industry.
Further Learning Programme – MSc (non-technical)
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Please check the Engineering Council course search for more information.
What will you study?
You will gain an extensive knowledge of the legal and contractual systems relevant to the construction industry. You will also study how design and construction work is priced and how these prices are used to control the costs for the firms involved. You will analyse the systems that control the quality and safety of construction projects, and will gain a greater understanding of the relationships between the various contributing parties. This course provides a strategic overview of construction management issues as well as a deep and broad knowledge of advanced project management techniques.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Management of Project Risk
Quality and Safety
In this module you will:
- gain an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of evolving approaches to product quality; and
- gain in-depth knowledge of all aspects of safety as required in law for both design and construction.
Business in Practice
This postgraduate module is aimed at the practical needs of students from different academic contexts such as, but not limited to computing, science, medicine, biotechnology and the health services who are aspiring team leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in business within the context of the commercial, public, voluntary, or academic sector.
The module introduces and uses activities and problem-solving to investigate business topics ranging from finance, accounting, budgeting, and marketing, to organisational management by developing the leadership skills to meet business challenges and cope with its complexity.
- Estimating, Tendering and Procurement
Legal Obligations and Conditions of Contract
In this module you will:
- acquire an understanding of the legal rules governing the law of contract, the law of tort and the administration of the English legal system;
- apply the tort of negligence, duty of care, breach of duty and remoteness of damage; and
- evaluate and critically analyse how a contract is discharged and identify how a contract is performed and breached.
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