Construction project management
Construction project managers lead, manage and control all construction operations. Their primary role is to ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and within budget. They identify and control resources and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met.
You will develop economic, legal, technical and management knowledge and skills. You will also take part in project-orientated group work where real-life problems will be tackled.
The course looks at the context in which the development process takes place, including understanding how construction makes a contribution and its place within the wider economy. As you progress through the degree you will:
Learn how projects are appraised, investment decisions made and how financing of capital projects takes place
Learn how legislation impacts and influences the construction process and the wider environment
Develop excellent skills in leadership and widen your interpersonal and presentation skills through a number of participatory projects
Consider the way we build and how this is altering and evolving to accommodate a changing climate
Why Take The Course
The project manager can make or break a construction project. This Course will give you the professional grounding in construction you need to be a manager that delivers success. It’s made up of an exciting mix of subjects that encourages innovation and an understanding of the quality management systems and design principles that are essential to a project manager. You’ll learn how to manage and coordinate construction project activities, how to optimise the commercial outcome of construction contracts and how to ensure legislative compliance.
Construction Project Management course seeks to respond to a changing employment market and to the changing requirements of the construction industry. Its aim is to give the students a broad yet rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of organising and managing construction projects. It seeks to provide the students with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges presented by these changes and provides opportunities for cognate graduates from diverse backgrounds including international students, students with limited professional experience, as well as students looking for mid career development in a construction management specialist area. This course will challenge the students to question their current thinking and the practices adopted in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop their abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems. This programme is designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving, and encourage students to engage in life-long learning and become an independent professional learner.
The aims of the course are to: facilitate students develop a systematic understanding of the knowledge and a critical awareness of the problems, issues and opportunities for the management of construction projects; improve students’ awareness and appreciation of the conflicting interests within construction projects and the political, social, cultural, economic, technological, environmental, legal and organisational factors involved; develop students’ problem-solving skills and inter-personal and communication skills and other competences; enable students to become more capable, creative, reflective and critical construction professionals; help students enhance their career opportunities within a global construction industry.