Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • € 8,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,690 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, January  2015
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This course provides a toolkit of key management skills and knowledge which will enable you to undertake a variety of roles in the field of construction project management or other management roles in the construction or property sectors.

It is designed for built-environment graduates and professionals who wish to enter a career, or further an existing career in project management. It is also suited to individuals from the wider property and construction sectors of the economy who are involved in the procurement of built assets on behalf of project sponsors and public-sector clients.

This course will:

* provide you with broad, analytical and integrated understanding of management and organisations
* enable you to think critically and independently about project management issues and to deal effectively with uncertainty
* enable you to solve complex problems and to make decisions using appropriate techniques
* convey the technological, economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political and sociological factors involved in the built environment, their interrelationships and effect on projects and the management of projects
* emphasise the significance of the built environment to the economy and society as a whole
* develop your understanding of ethics and the requirements of professional practice in order to develop a clear sense of professional responsibility
* encourage the development of expertise in your profession.

Additional course information
This course is built upon a strong management theme, supplemented with specialist knowledge, to enable the effective management of construction projects. It emphasises an applicational approach to project management.
It will also develop the employee's general management ability and insight, enhancing their performance in a wide range of other management functions.

Contents

Core modules

* Economic, Legal and Political Framework (15 credits)
* Management Theory and Management Practice (15 credits each)
* Procurement and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
* Production Management (15 credits)
* Project Management (15 credits)
* Research Design and Methods (15 credits)
* Risk and Value Management (15 credits)
* Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment
Assessment methods are diverse to reflect the needs of the course. However, you can expect to be assessed by assignment, case study, examinations, group work and presentations.

Requirements

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: An appropriate honours degree in a built environment subject (2.2 or above); OR membership at an appropriate level of a recognised construction institution, such as RIBA, RICS, CIOB, ICE. A non-cognate honours degree (2.2 or above) together with relevant post graduate working experience may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be invited for interview.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

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