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Overview

In fast-growing countries around the world, there have been huge developments in urbanisation, infrastructure and city growth. The need to accommodate this growth requires a trained, professional workforce skilled at construction management and construction engineering techniques.

The MSc Construction Management meets this need with an interdisciplinary programme focused on the management of construction engineering projects. It covers advanced knowledge of management, economics, information engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, and technologies.

The design of this programme integrates social, economic and environmental aspects into construction engineering projects’ life cycle; and addresses the importance of sustainability in construction to ensure that construction is carried out with limited environmental impact, or adverse impact on society.

Why should I study Construction Management at XJTLU?

  • Designed for working professionals who wish to learn specialised engineering management techniques covering planning, design, and construction of an engineering project through a project’s life cycle;
  • Continue your journey in construction management both in and outside China to become a chartered builder with a focus on critical thinking and independent learning;
  • Taught in English by highly-experienced academic staff with wide variety of international backgrounds;
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • Start date 7 September 2020
  • Department Civil Engineering
  • Attendance Part time
  • Duration Three years
  • Location Suzhou

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Construction Management, you will be able to:

  • apply advances in construction technologies, financing and methods to underscore the need for a sound and sustainable management of construction projects;
  • understand organisational structures, business models, and the capability of implementing and applying new technologies into practice;
  • work productively with improved organisation, information handling and project management skills.
Our programme broadens educational and career options by providing a holistic and integrative state-of-the-art curriculum, and will give students the knowledge, discipline and sought-after skills to become future leaders of the construction industry.
Jian Li Hao
Programme director

Modules

Our graduates gain highly theoretical and professional specialised knowledge and are able to solve technical problems of great complexity. Within the context of the programme’s modules, the students learn to assess and evaluate technical problems and implement simple yet efficient techniques, adopting a professional approach.

  • Compulsory modules

    • Fundamentals of Project Management
    • Advanced Construction Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Construction Process Simulation
    • Building Information Model (BIM) for Construction
    • Environmental Engineering and Management Practice
    • Project Stakeholder Management
    • Construction Planning and Control
    • Dissertation
  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Careers

The construction industry in China and around the world is calling out for graduates to take on specialised managerial roles in this dynamic fast changing industry. The programme is designed to meet the growing need for professionals with advanced technical, engineering, management and applied research skills not only in the construction industry but also related industries.