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Construction & Project Management Higher Level Apprenticeship

You will learn to apply management methods to design, engineering and construction problems, and be able to be plan, monitor and control construction projects by integrating technical knowledge with leadership, commercial and managerial skills.

ABOUT YOU

You could be: a civil engineer, an architect, a planner, a commercial manager, a lawyer, or an archaeologist

You could have been in work for a while already: some of our previous students have been many years into their career when they join us.

Or you may be a recent graduate, for example with a BEng. This Master's gives you the opportunity to acquire a management 'bolt on' on top of your engineering degree.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The course's primary focus is on project management, which will give you the chance to take your career forward in any industry, not just in construction.

We teach the principles of project management – the distinct discipline of working to agreed deadlines, starts and finishes on a given project.

WHAT'S INVOLVED

In your first semester you'll have the option to take a three-day study tour in London. You'll get an insight into how industrial companies work, who are always interested in Queen's graduates. Companies such as:

The McAvoy Group,
JA Rattigan and Son
Keir
CrossRail, and
Multiplex.

They value our students so much that they dedicated an entire day of the last study trip to addressing us, with every senior figure available to talk to us.

This course is subject to renewal approval by DfE.

Construction and Project Management Higher Level Apprenticeship highlights

Professional Accreditations
•The degree is in the process of gaining, but has not yet obtained, accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building CIOB.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements

Graduate
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant Science, Engineering, Architecture, Management or Social Science discipline, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

The applicant must be employed in the construction sector and must provide a letter from their current employer confirming support to release the applicant one day per week and that the course is required for a new job role.

The applicant must also upload a copy of their CV.

Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by case-basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

The course is only open to Home/EU applicants due to funding conditions.

A deposit may be required to secure your place.

Please note that this course is subject to final approval.

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

•Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

•Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects

Introduction
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Employment after the Course
WHERE COULD YOU BE IN FIVE YEARS TIME?

You could be anywhere in the world as a project manager – any of the major design, project management or construction consultants.

Countries such as India and Canada are investing heavily in their infrastructure – trillions of dollars in the next few years - and they need project managers like you to make it happen.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Course Details

Project Management, Planning and Control (20CATS)
Procurement and Contract Administration (20CATS)
Project Planning for Sustainability (20CATS)
Construction Economics and Facilities Management (20CATS)
Construction Law : Contract Law, Tort and Evidence, Dispute Resolution (20CATS)
Research Methods for Managers (10CATS)
Strategic Management and International Construction (10CATS)
Individual Research Project (Dissertation) (60CATS)

For full-time students the final four months of the programme (Semester 3) will be dedicated to an individual research project. Part-time students may arrange their programme, subject to timetabling and arrangement with the Programme Co-ordinator.

Students matriculating from the joint programme with other universities will be granted programme credit for four modules taken at that university.

Teaching Times

Semesters 1-2: Mon and Fri, 12 weeks/semester, lectures 13.00pm - 19.30pm Mon and 12.00 - 18.30 Fri. Will include team-working for coursework preparation outside of lecture times; and may involve optional self-funded UK/International Study Tours.

Assessment method

Assessment

Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

Assessment for module CIV7069 is carried out in January with all remaining taught modules assessed in May.

All taught modules are assessed on submitted individual written coursework and in some instances on group written coursework. Group coursework will also include group presentations to a judging panel. Individual coursework may, where required, be further presented at a panel Q&A session.

Written dissertation/thesis is submitted and assessed at the end of September for all full-time MSc Students.

MSc students who have achieved a minimum of 50 per cent in the compulsory modules and an average of 50 per cent or above overall in the taught programme, are required to undertake an individual research project and submit a dissertation in September. This dissertation must be passed at 50 per cent for the award of the MSc.

Students who achieve an overall average for their taught modules and dissertation in the range 60 per cent to 69 per cent will be awarded a Commendation. Students who achieve an average of 65 per cent or above in the taught programme and 70 per cent or more for the dissertation, with an overall average of 70 per cent or more, will be awarded a Distinction.

Application date

PLEASE NOTE
Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year 2020

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