This course builds on your existing knowledge and skills to give you a valuable academic qualification. It covers a range of topics and concepts in detail, and also helps you to apply your learning to practical, workplace situations.
The course is designed with help from industry focus groups and the leading awarding body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so the content and the skills it provides are endorsed both by local industry and an international organisation.
The construction industry has started to combine the Contracts Manager role with the Quantity Surveying role, which means that Contracts Managers with in-depth financial knowledge are required. This course combines those two elements, offering you the opportunity to gain the skills to fulfil the needs of industry.
For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning.
The course consists of the following modules:
Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to enable students to choose a topic that was part of their undergraduate learning on the programme and propose it as a research dissertation. (Presentation 20%, Dissertation 80%)
Production Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to provide students with a firm understanding of the processes involved in organising and controlling on site resources. (Presentation 25%, Report 75%)
Sustainability and Innovation (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to cover the concept of sustainability and its interpretation by the different stakeholders involved. (Report x 2 80%, Research poster 20%)
Project Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to develop student knowledge and understanding of financial and economic aspects relating to the built environment through analysis, comparison and justification of a range of management, financial and control techniques. (Report 40%, Report 60%)
Contract Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to compare and contrast the different types of contract used in construction projects. Contract management and the different phases of control will be covered together with contract disputes and adjudication measures. (Essay 50%, Case study 50%)