Despite turbulence in the global economy, the construction industry continues to grow with revenue expected to reach US$15 trillion by 2025. Specialist project managers are in high demand to help negotiate projects through the inevitable hurdles that can arise due to a host of issues ranging from time constraints and safety and workforce considerations to legal issues, government regulations and environmental concerns.
Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this course will be of interest if you are a graduate in or with previous construction-related employment and if you are seeking a senior project management position within the industry.
Project management is now a well-established discipline within the construction industry, applied to projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. In this course, you’ll learn the modern management skills, techniques, and systems to successfully deliver a project from inception to completion, and how to meet a client’s requirements within the constraints of the external environment.
Our central London location and numerous industry contacts, which include client organisations, public and private Tier 1 consultants and contractors and Tier 2 consultants, contractors and suppliers, enable us to invite practising professionals to contribute regularly to the course and to give guest lectures.
You'll have the chance to apply your skills and knowledge to real-life practical problems through case studies. When possible, we also visit construction sites in London, so you can see how developers overcome some of the issues associated with developing in a challenging environment like the centre of a large metropolis, such as traffic and transportation.
Top reasons to study with us
20th in the UK and 3rd in London for Building (Source: Complete University Guide 2020)
Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
The part-time course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate study with full-time professional employment
Delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, that comes from professional practice and/or regularly publish in top international journals
Take part in site visits to major construction sites and infrastructure projects in the UK
Active student-run Construction Society that organises trips and socials, which in 2020 included visiting the mega-development in London on the old Battersea power station site
Previous students have attended the week-long Constructionarium at the CITB training facility, building scaled-down versions of various structures, from start to finish, including setting out, creating formwork, steel fixing and pouring concrete – as close as we can get to a working construction site
Option to take part in the International Building Challenge, a joint activity between the University of Westminster and Saxion University of Applied Science in Enschede, Netherlands, involving students from both institutions as well as universities in Belgium, Russia and Germany
Why study this course?
Supporting your career pathDesigned for construction professionals who aspire to move to more senior positions in the construction industry at a strategic or operational level.
Combine theory and practiceLink theory to global practice through real-life case studies, guest lectures, field trips and construction site visits.
Taught by expertsExpert staff will share their professional experiences of working for the biggest building surveying firm in the UK, a range of private practice quantity surveying consultancies, a residential development company and university estates department.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).