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Strategic Construction Management

Program Code: SG_SSTRA_S09

Strategic Management is the process of creating, implementing and evaluating decisions that enable an organisation to achieve its goals and objectives. The varying and complex nature of the construction industry has led to an increase in demand for managers with the skills to develop and implement plans that espouse the goals and objectives of their organisation. The process of Strategic Construction Management is a continuous one that changes as the organizational goals and objectives evolve. This Certificate in Strategic Construction Management has been designed in order to equip students with the skills to devise and successfully deploy strategic initiatives within their Construction organisation. This 30 credit certificate program (Minor Award) will provide the participants with an appreciation, knowledge, tools and techniques for effective strategic Management within the Construction industry. This course will be delivered fully online part time, normally over 1 academic year.

This course provides the participants with a full overview and understanding of the processes that are required to develop and implement strategic construction management which incorporates the core project management principles. The course aims to provide the participant with the training, skills and practical experience to plan and deliver strategic oversight for projects programme delivery philosophies. It will foster the participant's intellectual development, and ability to communicate effectively through various media. As the construction industry continues to adopt these approaches, this course is ideal for recently qualified graduates within the construction industry and experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges. The course will provide excellent opportunities for career progression.

Program Structure
The Certificate in Strategic Construction Management is a 30 credit program offered via online distance learning through live lectures (which are also recorded for revision etc) over a period of one year on a part-time basis. The program consists of six subject modules. The student can complete the course of 30 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to availability of modules. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. Examinations can also be undertaken online, with no requirement to visit the campus.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold a minimum pass in an honours degree Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent.

Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through IT Sligo's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

30 credits.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Construction professionals are constantly challenged to deliver increasingly complex projects successfully despite tight budgets, limited human resources, accelerated timeframes and limited or conflicting information. Participants who complete this course will have a strong understanding of the concept of the Strategic Management process and all that is necessary for their organisation to meet its goals and objectives.

What are my further study opportunities?
As the Certificate in Strategic Construction Management is embedded within the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management and MSc in Project Management, graduates with this Certificate would have six module exemptions from the twelve modules required for these courses.

Further enquiries

Tel: 071 931 8511
E-Mail: admissions@itsligo.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Contracts and Procurement 05
Construction Economics and Finance 05
Construction Contract Law 05

Semester 2
Strategic Management 05
Business Management and Entrepreneurship 05
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSEMNT

Application date

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2018.

Course fee

Total if Postgraduate Diploma is enrolled in €4,500.

If separated module are undertaking over a number of years.

Per 5 credit module €750.

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the College for the next start date.

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