MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management

General

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Programme Description

Overview

Modern civil engineering professionals often require an extensive understanding of construction management due to the strategic benefits it can bring to both individuals and project teams. As the industry becomes more competitive, organisations and their clients are increasingly demanding the combined time, cost and quality assurances that good project management practice provides. Furthermore, the industry now recognises that there is a need for engineers to gain specialist technical knowledge that complements their academic and professional background.

The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Construction Management provides students with a combination of courses designed to improve their knowledge and understanding of advanced civil engineering and modern construction management theory and practice.

Professional recognition

This MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management 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) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See JBM for further information.

January entrants

Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs full-time for 2 semesters (12 months) + dissertation (February to April, 3 months) (total 16 months), or part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).

Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be-be on campus during the summer break.

Course content

The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Construction Management provides students with a combination of courses designed to improve their knowledge and understanding of advanced civil engineering and modern construction management theory and practice.

The programme structure consists of 8 optional taught courses (students choose a minimum of two Construction Management (CM) courses and a minimum of five technical Civil Engineering (tCE) courses). Currently, the range of available taught courses are listed below, MSc students also complete an independent research project and dissertation.

Semester 1

  • Project Management: Theory and Practice (CM)
  • Value and Risk Management (CM)
  • Ground Engineering (tCE)
  • Environmental Hydrology (tCE)
  • Earthquake Engineering (tCE)
  • Sustainability in Civil Engineering (non-technical)

Semester 2

  • Project Management: Strategic Issues (CM)
  • Construction Financial Management (CM)
  • Water and Waste Water Treatment (tCE)
  • Water Supply System Analysis (tCE)
  • Design and Analysis of Tall Steel Buildings (tCE)
  • Foundation Engineering (tCE); weekdays daytime delivery only
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures (tCE); weekdays daytime delivery only

Project & dissertation

After successfully completing the taught elements, MSc students embark on an independent research project that leads to the production of a dissertation. To qualify for the award of the MSc, the student must receive a pass mark for the dissertation.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one-year full-time study in English will be required.

Application deadline

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).

Last updated Sep 2019

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