Construction Management

Ulster University - Belfast

Construction Management

The construction industry is evolving dramatically in terms of how projects are planned, financed, and delivered, and competent construction managers are in high demand. This course develops the competencies required for you to establish yourself as a leader in this field. You will explore a range of core topics including project, financial, and dispute management; procurement; organisation and leadership; legal studies; and built asset management.

Your studies will centre around challenging real-life scenarios and be delivered by academic staff with considerable hands-on experience, as well as prominent guest industry contributors. The course is overseen by a panel of industry experts and aimed wholly at boosting your managerial-level career prospects. This course is suitable for both recent graduates and industry professionals working in related disciplines. The career prospects on completion of the course are excellent, with graduates securing posts within leading public and private sector organisations, both locally and overseas.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Built Asset Management
• Infrastructure finance and investment
• Organisation and Management: Thinking Differently
• Procurement of Infrastructure and Major Projects
• Construction Legal Studies
• Project Management
• Project Leadership for Construction Professionals
• Research Design and Dissertation
• Contract Communication and Dispute Management

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent, or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

The specific requirements for admission are detailed below:
Applicants should normally possess:
An Honours or non-Honours degree in an appropriate engineering or built environment discipline from a recognised educational institution from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard.
an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate in an appropriate engineering or built environment discipline from a recognised educational institution or an approved alternative qualification
satisfy the University’s general entry requirements including evidence of the required level of numeracy (GCSE grade C or equivalent);

Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

Exceptionally, we will admit students with non-construction related qualifications provided they have significant industry / professional experience.

In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of the graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, specified by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for an exemption against modules within the programme.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Dates: September 2024 and January 2025

Post Course Info

Career options
Our graduates find employment locally, nationally and internationally with construction, consulting and client organisations.

In addition to the UK and Ireland, alumini of the course are working as far afield as Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Butan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, the Caribbean, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Peru, Israel, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Canada and the United States of America.

Others have opted to pursue a research path and have successfully obtained doctorates before embarking on an academic career.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc/PGDip/PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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