MSc / PgDip / PgCert
Course Duration and intakes
- A one-year programme with the immediate intake starting early September 2014.
Special Features of the Programme
This qualification meets the training needs of practicing and aspiring project managers in the modern built environment. The course encourages you to expand your skills in an independent, analytical and reflective manner, and challenges your thoughts and judgments. Our teaching is driven by ‘real world’ problems and scenario-led approaches that illustrate how academic principles work in reality.
- The course is delivered fully by University of Salford staff using
full-time and blended-learning approaches.
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
- Assessments are coursework-based with no exams.
- Four taught modules and a dissertation.
- Affordable, discounted fees.
- Supported by leading contractors, consultants, trade associations, professional bodies and the Chamber of Construction Industry in Sri Lanka
- All lectures conducted at the Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT) campus in Colombo.
This course will emphasise the need for integration in projects and leadership in performance improvement, with a focus on the understanding of project and process management. It recognises the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects in the design, property and construction industries. You will leave with the knowledge to plan construction projects and manage project information, lead and work effectively with project teams as well as the skills to analyse corporate problems, alternative strategies, and to implement these changes.
The construction industry has witnessed a marked change over the last few years, increasingly moving away from the traditional approach to project management in construction to a more integrated approach, fusing together the design and construction elements where once they would be viewed as separate management disciplines. Therefore a graduate entering the construction management arena must be well equipped to cope with the demands of the construction industry and its expectations of project management. The School of the Built Environment has 100% graduate employment rate for Project Management in Construction, with graduates employed in a number of related fields including the built environment, civil engineering, heavy engineering, offshore and petrochemical industries.
BSc & MSc Programmes
Applicants for this course must have:
- A minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
- A minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in an unrelated discipline and significant relevant work experience within within project management areas of the construction industry.
- A recognised appropriate professional qualification such as RICS or CIOB.
All students must provide evidence of proficiency in English. For Sri Lankan students the requirement is a Credit Pass in English at the GCE (ordinary level) examination.
Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedure.
- Procurement in Construction and Property (30 credits)
- Culture and People (30 credits)
- Process and Project Systems (30 credits)
- Lean Integrated Design and Production (30 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)