What will I learn?

The construction industry is facing numerous changes. The pressing agenda towards a more sustainable society means that new material, technology, methods and community needs are emerging. The complexity of these changes has created an increasing demand for knowledge and competences on top of the basic construction project management skills. The overall goal of the programme is to train you as a student to analyze these changes and develop the necessary competences to solve the new challenges they create in a responsible and efficient manner.

Programme description

The Design and Construction Project Management, DCPM, programme aims at preparing technically qualified engineer students to the integrated management of the construction processes. It gives the students an advanced understanding of construction management by providing necessary tools, methods and theories relevant for the discipline and the practitioners as well as their application across the various phases of project. The programme is designed to cover the entire construction process, such as early stages, design, construction production and facilities management. It presents an understanding of the sector complexity and the diversity of participating actors and stakeholders as well as their role in the process within the unique project-base environment of the industry.

The DCPM programme is intended to bridge between different worldviews, to exercise the ability to perceive and understand diverse perspectives and to support a reciprocal, mutual, understanding between actors in the construction sector such as user, client, architect, engineer, consultant, planner, or economist.

To work as manager in the built environment sector means having knowledge on construction specific elements like technical, environmental, legal, and contractual demands. You as a student will also be trained in skills involving knowledge on project management, financial accounting, research methods, Building Information Modeling (BIM), logistics, productivity, and, real estate and facility management. The strong collaborative characteristics of the construction industry, where projects are carried out in temporary and interdisciplinary environment also implies training and knowledge related to organizational culture, leadership, communication, team work, and decision making.

As a complement to your engineering degree, this programme offers a possibility to learn the competencies needed to perform on a high professional level in the construction and built environment sector. The programme is open to both engineers and architects, however please observe that the Master's degree delivered is in engineering.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities can be found in both public and private organizations. The core fields are projects focusing on planning, design, construction and facilities management. Examples on roles are project manager in a construction project organization, working with project development at an architectural office, design manager in a consultancy firm, managing properties in a housing company, developing health care facilities or working in supportive functions such as purchasing, sustainability, quality, health & safety.

Which department am I in?

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
SEK140,000.00 (16,257 US$) per year
EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Chalmers University of Technology

Johanneberg Campus,

Chalmersplatsen 4,

GOTHENBURG,

SE-412 96, Sweden

Entry requirements

For international students

Bachelor's degree with a major in: Civil Engineering, Building Engineering, Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Surveying or Industrial Engineering and Management​.

Accepted tests and minimum results required: IELTS Academic: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575, TOEFL Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90; Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61); C1 Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), or Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International, Level C1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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