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School of Civil Engineering

International Construction Management and Engineering MSc

International Construction Management and Engineering - Masters Course

Overview

This course has been created to help construction professionals become more effective by developing the generic and specialist project management skills required in the construction industry. It is designed to develop and enhance the skills of civil engineers and other construction professionals who feel that their earlier training has not prepared them adequately for managerial responsibility. It prepares students for challenges of the changing and increasingly global construction industry.

The course covers construction processes from inception and feasibility, design, contact and construction through to commissioning and maintenance. Particular emphasis is placed on financial, planning and management aspects of a project life cycle. The flexible nature of the course offers you the opportunity to strengthen existing technical and engineering skills.

Course duration: 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £18,500
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available.
Accreditation: This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree by the Joint Board of Moderators under licence from the UK regulator the Engineering Council.

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This course is also accredited by EUR-ACE, the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level.

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Modules

The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2015 download our 2015 brochure to give you a flavour of what you will study.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules Credits
Applied Construction Management 15
Research Project/Dissertation 60
Project Management 15
Advanced Project Management 15
Procurement Management 15
Whole Life Asset Management 15
   
Optional modules (study 45 credits)  
Strategic Management in Construction 15
Funding for Projects  15
Risk Management 15
Design and Management of Structures in Earthquake Zones 15
Value Management 30
Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements 15

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
Upon graduation you may expect to find employment in the construction industry as a Construction Manager. Opportunities also exist with multidisciplinary consulting organisations. Many of our graduates return to work for government agencies and other large client organisations.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK second class honours degree (2.2), or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or a related subject. Industry experience is preferable. Consideration will be given to professionally qualified and experienced candidates.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses, which are designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

How to apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: pgcivil@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 2302.