Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment call for a new breed of manager who is able to expertly combine engineering with management skills.
The construction industry is changing rapidly. New techniques, shifting roles, complicated logistics and globalization are changing the nature of projects. Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment call for a new breed of manager who is able to expertly combine engineering with management skills.
Program Structure and Content
The Master’s programme in CME consists of three blocks: a general block, a specialization block and a final project.
The topics in the general block provide an introduction to the four cornerstones of this academic field: project management, process management, legal and governance aspects, and collaborative design and engineering. The general block concludes with an integration course: a project, organized in close cooperation with the construction industry, in which students from all three locations work together to apply their knowledge and skills from the cornerstone courses on a real-life case. This final part of the general block also touches on the various specializations which can be chosen in the second part of the programme.
The topics in the specialization block are linked to the key areas of expertise at each of the three universities:
- Living Building Concept
- Complex construction assignments in relation to urban site development
- Market dynamics, planning & development
- Design processes & engineering.
The last part of the Master’s programme in CME programme is the final project (thesis), in which students gain more individual hands-on experience in the analysis of complex construction developments and the exploration of models for integrated solutions. As before, this project is problem-oriented, but it takes the form of an in-depth research and design assignment.
The Master’s in CME is organized as one coherent programme at each of the three locations. However, the programme can be adapted to suit individual needs, which means that students can sign up for elective courses offered at any of the three locations.
As construction sector problems have an international scope and are affected by global changes, the programme is developed for an international audience. Therefore the applied language will be English.
In order to be admitted you should possess a BSc degree from an accredited institute in a related field such as:
- Civil engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Technology and Management / Industrial Design Management
- Systems Engineering, Policy Analsis and Management (Technische Bestuurskunde)
Your grades should belong to the highest among your peers. Applicants should speak and write English to IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (e.g. Dutch pre-university education, VWO). Students with a Bachelor's diploma from a Dutch institute of higher professional education in subjects relevant to this MSc programme will be admitted after successful completion of a standard pre-master programme at one of the three universities.
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