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MSc Construction Project Management with BIM Northumbria University, Newcastle

UK

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Course info

Summary

Course Overview

Are you interested in gaining a Masters qualification that develops your professionalism in managing construction projects? With this course you’ll gain transferable skills in project management and specialist knowledge about construction projects.

The course covers how to plan construction projects, how to manage supply chains, how to keep people working together, and how to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) for a more efficient construction process.

Strong demand for construction project managers means there will be significant opportunities for you to take up a well-paid, challenging and international career. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which gives it additional credibility in the eyes of potential employers.

The course is also available via distance learning mode, January start, or with the option of an advanced practice element.

The course is particularly aimed at people with at least some background in construction or across the wider architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. If you have background from a different sector you may wish to consider our MSc Project Management.

Graduates of this qualification will have full CIOB academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

Your Career

The course meets a particular need for professional education in construction project management. Many of the modules involve field visits and guest lectures, allowing you to understand the processes being used to manage construction projects and to talk with experienced managers. This will give you extra insights that increase your competitive edge.

The course has the additional credibility of being accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building. This will make it easy to demonstrate that you meet the academic requirements for chartered status.

When it comes to applying for jobs, our Careers and Employment Service offers a range of resources as well as support that’s available online and on a one-to-one basis.

This course will open up opportunities in management roles in construction-related organisations, particularly internationally-driven contracting companies. Past graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Arup, Arcadis, BAM Construct UK, BDP, Bouygues Construction, Carillion, Kier Group, Laing O’Rourke, Mace, Mott MacDonald, Ryder Architecture, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska and Turner & Townsend. Job roles have included BIM coordinators, design managers, digital engineers, directors, management consultants, project managers and technical specialists.

The course could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD or Professional Doctorate. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a Masters graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc Construction Project Management with BIM.

Full Time (16 months)

Tuition fees

£16,000.00 (16,54,723) overall cost

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Occasionally field trips are arranged. Not participating will not adversely affect your course performance but if you do want to participate, you may need to contribute up to £200.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

17-Jan-22

Venue

City Centre Campus

Ellison Place,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tyne and Wear,

NE1 8ST, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£16,000.00 (16,54,723) per year

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Occasionally field trips are arranged. Not participating will not adversely affect your course performance but if you do want to participate, you may need to contribute up to £200.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

20-Sep-21

Venue

City Centre Campus

Ellison Place,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tyne and Wear,

NE1 8ST, England

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees

£7,350.00 (7,60,138) overall cost

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

Sep-21, Sep-22

Venue

City Centre Campus

Ellison Place,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tyne and Wear,

NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.