M.Sc. Construction Management and Engineering

Delft University of Technology

Application deadline: April 1 (EU and Non EU)
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,835 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,916 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The master program Construction Management and Engineering (CME) offers a broad spectrum of courses focusing on the growing need for reform in the building industry. The program prepares the student for a life in the dynamic environment of the construction business by focusing on knowledge of processes, lifecycle and risk management; and contracts to name a few.

What you will learn
A degree in CME will provide the student with an extensive knowledge in the field of management and communication with courses such as cross-cultural management, financial engineering and project management playing an important role. The students participating in this program not only develop their engineering, problem solving and communication skills but also learn how to achieve desired changes in the building industry and assess the consequences for the construction process and its organization.

Construction Management and Engineering is multidisciplinary, international orientated and is a cooperation between the faculties of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Policy and Management.

Career Perspectives
Almost all of the CME students have found work within 3 months of graduation. CME graduates typically accept positions as management trainees at large companies within the building industry, but also in other sectors. Many currently work in large multinationals such as Shell, and in consultancy firms like McKinsey, but most of them work at large (international) engineering firms like Van Oort, Royal Haskoning, Heijmans, DHV, PRC, Ballast Nedam and BAM.

CME graduates are equally comfortable speaking to technical experts and engineers, as to management, and often work in interdisciplinary environments. They have a systematic approach to problem solving, think analytically, discern linkage between technical and social aspects of a situation, and are adept at recognizing common patterns linking issues across domain boundaries.

Contents

In the MSc Construction Management and Engineering the student will be educated on different aspects around managing large international construction projects. Therefore the building- or construction project has a central position within the MSc program of CME Delft. On top of that it addresses the growing need for reforms within the building and construction industry and teaches students how to deal with this present and future transitions.

Construction Management & Engineering is a full-time two-year (120 ECTS) Master's program in English. Students can enroll in the program in September and February.

The MSc program CME consists of four parts: the core curriculum (including cornerstones), electives and the final MSc thesis.

Core Curriculum
There are five compulsory courses at the core of the two-year MSc programme offered by the Delft University of Technology, which aim to develop and broaden your knowledge of the field. These five courses are also called the cornerstones.

* Project Management
* Process Management
* Legal & Governance Aspects
* Collaborative Design & Engineering
* Integration and Orientation.

Next to these five courses there are also some other compulsory courses in the CME Delft program.

Electives
In the CME Programme there is also room for elective courses.

Thesis
The thesis is worth 32 ECTS. The subjects of the thesis are closely related to the research programmes of the participating research groups in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. The central theme throughout the different research programmes is process and system innovations in the BC industry. The thesis mainly focuses on the generic properties of research questions that are of relevance to practical problems.

Examples of this are themes such as:

* Stakeholder participation in the construction process
* Forms of tendering and outsourcing
* Transition management
* Professional clientship
* Policy and governance aspects
* Supply chain integration and reversal
* Dynamic life cycle support
* Building Information Modeling (BIM)
* Instrumentation (IT)

Students are, of course, welcome to come up with their own thesis subjects (in consultation with a lecturer) according to their interests

Requirements

What is required to be considered for admission to an MSc programme? Please note: if you do not meet all the formal requirements, it is no use applying.

1)A. A good university Bachelor's degree in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
orB. A proof that you have nearly completed a Bachelor's programme in a main subject which is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.

Exceptions: Management of Technology, Engineering and Policy Analysis and Science Education & Communication, to which all students holding any Bachelors of technology or science / engineering degree may be admitted.

2)A Bachelor's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined for the country in which you obtained your Bachelors degree:

* Countries A - H
* Countries I - P
* Countries Q - Z

Please note: if you have not graduated yet your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.

3)Proof of English language proficiency

Only nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a bachelors degree in one of the mentioned countries, are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

Certificates older than two years are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.

It is allowed to send us a copy of your test results, please check the application documents for detailed information.

* For EU/EFTA nationals, the English language certificate may be submitted until 1 July provided that all other required hard copy documents are received before the application deadline of 1 April.
* Nationals of the Peoples Republic of China only: for visa purposes you need a Nuffic certificate as proof of your English language proficiency. In order to obtain the Nuffic certificate you will need to take the IELTS or TOEFL internet-based test.

4)A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 - 2,000 words) addressing the following:Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.

* Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.
* Why you wish to pursue this programme abroad and/or in the Netherlands in particular.
* Why you are interested in TU Delft and what you expect to find here
* If there are optional specialisations in the Masters programme of your choice: which specialisation(s) interest you most, and why?
* Describe your hypothetical thesis project; what kind of a projectwould you prefer if you were free to make a choice? Also briefly explain what you would want to explore in your thesis project. Provide a maximum of three hypothetical thesis topics and elaborate on your particular interests in them.
* A brief summary (maximum 250 words) of the thesis work or the final assignment (to be) done for your Bachelors programme, including information on the credits earned, grade, and full workload.


5)Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:

* one from from a professor or an assistant professor from the faculty from which you graduated.
* one from your employer, if you already have work experience.

If you have not yet graduated or do not have work experience, you need to provide two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.

6)An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.

7)Proof of identity

8)Please note:Applicants for Architecture Urbanism & Building Sciences, Design for Interaction, Integrated Product Design and Strategic Product Design are required to upload a digital portfolio. Please note that only uploaded portfolios will be processed. The programme specific portfolio requirements are described on the following pages:

* portfolio requirements for Architecture Urbanism & Building Sciences (and its five tracks)
* portfolio requirements for Design for Interaction
* portfolio requirements for Integrated Product Design
* Portfolio requirements for Strategic Product Design

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Numerous scholarships are awarded to admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement by the university, its faculties, departments and industry partners. Consideration for these scholarships requires students to have been admitted to their MSc Programme. Make sure you submit your application as early as possible to be in time for all the scholarship deadlines. More information:

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