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MSc Construction Management with BIM

Coventry University

Overview

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB), this industry-focused course is designed to have a wide appeal – for architects, engineers, surveyors, construction managers, facilities managers, legal practitioners or any construction professional seeking a management career in the industry.
This course contains Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Coventry is home to the Coventry University Enterprise Simulation Centre, including the use of virtual reality simulation training for construction students. This course has been developed in conjunction with employers, such as Venetici Ltd, MottMacold,.who sit on the School’s Industry Advisory Board. It can be studied part-time if you are already working in construction. It is possible to become a Chartered Construction Manager on completion.

Course information

Developed in partnership with industry, this course aims to help you to progress your career in construction management and improve your skills in project delivery, leadership, decision making, strategic thinking and communication.

By studying theory/management practices and examining real-life case studies like the Millennium Dome and the Channel Tunnel, we cover how to manage complex construction projects from the initial planning stages, analysing corporate problems and presenting appropriate solutions, to implementation and completion, managing project teams, procurement, finance, risk, health and safety.

Our aim is to support the development of high-level knowledge, wide-ranging understanding and professional skills in both the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management in the construction industry. We will study the economics behind construction, examining the regulatory and legal framework within which the industry operates, as well as health and safety in the construction workplace.

Career prospects

This course aims to help prepare you for careers in managing companies and human resources, motivation and leadership, as well as strategic planning. It is designed help you progress to senior management roles within the construction industry.

The course aims to keep you up-to-date with current events and the latest, leading-edge industry innovations through opportunities to visit ‘live’ projects and hear from those managing them. These visits are a great way to interact with potential employers, as well as reflect on and connect past learning to real-life practice, with recent trips to, for example, Birmingham New Street train station. The Course Director and other members of the course team are available to play an active role in advising you of your career options; we use our course pages on Moodle to advertise employment opportunities.

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Modules

  • Project and System Management – 15 credits
  • Financial and Asset Management – 15 credits
  • Building Information Modelling Foundation – 15 credits
  • Building Information Modelling and Sustainability Practice – 15 credits
  • Integrated Project (Construction) – 15 credits
  • Organisational Theory and Behaviour – 15 credits
  • Contract Management Practice and Law – 15 credits
  • Contemporary Issues and Research Methodology – 15 credits
  • Research Project – 50 credits
  • Leading Diverse Workforces – 10 credits
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year

    Duration

    May 2024

    Start Month

    Apr 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • May 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time