This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from an unrelated disciplines who want to become a construction project manager and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in construction project management. If you have a degree in a related area, you should apply for the MSc Construction Management or MSc Project Management.
Construction project management is a global, professional role. It can involve some of the largest and most prestigious international construction projects, such as building for the 2012 Olympics in London. The construction project manager plays crucial central position in the co-ordination of the different resources of consultants, labour, finance and materials to fit the client's requirements. Communication and strong interpersonal skills are vital to the role.
You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. One of the modules is an international project which currently takes place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.
The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience of the project management of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.
You work alongside students studying related subjects by taking part in an interdisciplinary project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a construction project manager interacts with those roles and develops the skills and knowledge essential to an effective professional practitioner.
Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. We also support you with online resources that allow you to learn off-campus.
Based on our City Campus there are opportunities to use many of the city's new and existing buildings for case studies, project work and practical teaching sessions.
• coursework • projects • examinations
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Home / EU student
Course fees may be subject to annual inflationary increase.
2016/17 academic year
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 a year are available across the majority of subject areas.
2016/17 academic year
2017/18 academic year
Typical modules may include
Economics and market contextThis module builds your applied knowledge of fundamental economic principles, critical thinking and analysis, in order to inform both your wider course studies and your preparation for entry into a variety of built environment sector professional careers to maximise your employability. It also provides you with fundamental knowledge and skills to equip you for the study of further specialist modules.
Law and professional contextThis module provides you with a solid grounding in law and professionalism to prepare you for employment in a wide range of built environment professional contexts in line with the requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Sustainable building technologyThis module uses sustainability as a framework to develop your ability to critically analyse, select and justify suitable methods for domestic and commercial construction.
Health and safety managementThis module develops your critical understanding of principles and practices relating to construction project health and safety management. Excellence in health and safety management is a key requirement of construction professional practice. The module develops understanding of the UK health and safety legal framework and informs of good practices within the construction industry. It also underpins effective planning, delivery and review of construction project health and safety management.
Project planning and contractual issuesThis module develops your critical understanding of key issues and management practices pertinent to the planning and management of construction projects. The module evaluates the role and essential contribution of planning and control throughout the work winning and delivery phases of a construction project. It also examines the contractual arrangements and risk allocations that exist between the parties and analyse how this affects the decision making process during the entire project from inception to completion.
Sustainable development and refurbishmentThis module enables you to apply techniques in the change of use and rehabilitation of existing buildings and development of land, which involves analysing relevant factors including the appraisal of site, location, regulatory and policy regimes and applying these within technical, economic and contractual frameworks. You explore the global context and the interdisciplinary project approach through which successful and sustainable development is delivered.
Applied research methods and dissertationThis module equips you with the knowledge and skills to successfully undertake a sustained, in-depth and theoretically informed dissertation, involving a critical, evaluative or creative approach to an aspect of practice or theory.
Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in any discipline.
If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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