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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Construction Project Management

PG Cert Part-time 2 years, Full-time 1 year

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  • Start Date(s) 26 October 2020, 19 October 2020
  • Award PG Cert
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

This postgraduate certificate,  studied traditionally or by Distance Learning is the initiator and comprises 60 credits of study towards the MSc Construction Project Management course. Learners will be introduced to the growing need within the built environment sector for professionals with a thorough understanding of the management of the construction process from inception to completion. As a student you will experience structured learning with problem-based scenarios and research that will develop your capabilities for critical thinking, argument, creativity and encourage innovation, all of which may be brought into the practical decision making processes encountered in built environment projects.
This course will introduce you to the art and science of construction project management covering areas that may include  strategy, control, technical, commercial, legal, financial and organisational issues. You will begin to reflect on and make cases for the integration of the technical (hard) and social (soft) management styles required within the context of strategic and operational construction projects.
The modules that may be included in this flexible course can enable progression to qualification at post graduate diploma and masters levels on successful completion of a requisite number of modules and credits. Individual modules may also be used as part of Continuous Professional Development courses offered by the University.

What happens on the course?

This course comprises 3 x 20 credit modules taken from the MSc Construction Project Management. 

For the traditionally taught course, lectures and tutorial sessions will run on Wednesday during each semester.  This enables self-directed study to be programmed by the student to complete the study requirement.   If you have been out of studying for a long time or unsure about the commitment, it is possible to breakdown the course by studying  for the Certificate (60 credits) or the Diploma (120 credits) and upgrading to the full MSc before accepting the lower award.  

You will take three of the modules studied for the MSc Construction Project Management giving a total of 60 credits.  The modules are as follows and the choice will depend upon the timetable operating at the time:

Advanced Construction Project Planning and Control (sem1)

Operational Project Management (sem 1)

Strategic Project and Programme Management (sem 2)

Forms of Contract (sem1)

Contemporary Issues in Construction (sem 2)

Research Methods (sem 1 and 2)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 

Students successfully completing the traditionally taught course will be well placed to pursue their membership aspirations with a number of professional bodies including the RICS and CIOB. During the course they will have opportunities to gain training qualifications with external providers such as CSCS.  Accreditation of the Distance Learning course is on going.

Employment opportunities in construction project management may be found within both consultancy and contracting companies in the strategic and operational contexts of building and business projects in the areas of architecture, civil engineering, construction, services engineers, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, construction management teams.  The emphasis on the business planning, feasibility and planning stages expands the focus of the construction contract and opens up the possibilities for consultancy and operational management.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will be exposed to construction project management at a strategic and operational level. This course will expand the horizon of the construction project into the inception, concept and feasibility projects that need to take place in order to ensure that the building project meets the needs and objectives of the client and the clients business.

This course will apply a balanced hand to the art and science of project management dealing with both the technical and the softer people related attributes of effective construction project managers.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2020/21 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

 

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Appraise critique and evaluate the advantages of the art and science of effective and efficient construction project management within a variety of strategic and operational contexts.
  • Acquire knowledge through academic, industrial and practical research and apply solutions to a range of complex issues, adopting suitable approaches to problem solving and decision making.
  • Work, lead and manage within an effective team environment whilst analysing and recognising the contributions of individuals.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £2134 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £4550 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme

(Completion of which, with a minimum of grade C in all modules, will allow a student to progress to the Master’s programme )

 

 A pass at degree level or relevant experience which will be determined through the process of application and interview.

 

Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.

 

Minimum English competency is the standard Postgraduate entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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