MSc Programs in Construction

Compare 38 Master of Science Degrees in Construction

A Master of Science is an advanced degree earned by students in or related to the fields of science or technology. These degrees can often lead students to higher paying career positions beyond that of a bachelor’s degree.

What is an MSc in Construction? This type of master’s degree explores the advanced techniques and strategies involved in effective construction management. Students in a master’s program should experience a deeper study of subjects like project management, construction economics, value management, environmental management and more. In these programs, students prepare themselves for top management career positions for large-scale construction projects. Some programs offer concentrations for students who are more interested in pursuing a construction specialty.

In this field of study, students quickly learn to be adaptable to changes to stay on task. These students often exhibit problem-based learning skills and strong analytical thinking that help them be effective managers.

Most graduate programs require two years of study, while some take less. This can affect the cost of earning a master’s degree, as can the type of university offering the program.

Students in the field of construction often pursue jobs specifically as construction managers. This role is usually more easily secured by someone with a master’s degree, although there are many entry-level positions available for students with a bachelor’s. While many students find work in management, others sometimes pursue careers in related fields like architecture for houses, businesses and other structures by working as general contractors or project managers. Some students pursue careers as civil engineers and work in public or private sectors to design and coordinate the development of roads, bridges, treatment systems, dams and more.

Students can find a master’s program in a multitude of schools around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc in International Project Management (Construction Management)

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme has successfully built on the established MSc Construction Management programme (which is now a specialist pathway) and shares a significant proportion of the staff expertise and modules offered. The programme also offers several internationalised modules that further develop the utility, opportunity and synergy with existing offerings. [+]

Developed by leading UK academics, this programme develops the multifaceted skill set needed to manage international projects successfully.

The teaching team has experience of delivering project management expertise spanning all five continents.

The demand for project management professionals, especially those with project management education and training, is growing rapidly. Demand in many regions is exceeding supply, as more companies adopt a project management culture and project numbers continue to grow globally.

Accredited by four leading professional bodies - the Association for Project Management (APM), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Project Management Institute (PMI) – the programme is highly relevant for those wishing to pursue a career in construction project management. ... [-]


MSc in Building Engineering

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The master of science degree in Building Systems Engineering prepares a senior Building Engineer with interdisciplinary scientific and technical background and skill suitable to work in the field of design, construction, refurbishment and management of large, complex and high performance buildings. [+]

Mission and goals

The master of science degree in Building Systems Engineering prepares a senior Building Engineer with interdisciplinary scientific and technical background and skill suitable to work in the field of design, construction, refurbishment and management of large, complex and high performance buildings.

Career opportunities

The Master degree Building Systems Engineers are mostly employed by architecture and engineering design and consulting firms as well as by construction and maintenance, services and facilities firms, manufacturers of building materials and components. They are also employed by Public Administrations, property management and quality control service and appreciated as private consultants.... [-]


Master of Science in Construction Management (MS)

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

Each graduate of the construction management graduate program should be able to prepare bids and estimates for construction projects; prepare construction schedule and manage project risks; carry-out project management related tasks; conduct research and disseminate findings through publications; pursue advanced degree programs. [+]

Master of Science in Construction Management

The Department of Construction Management initiated a master’s degree program in 1995. The Master of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).

About the Program

Each graduate of the construction management graduate program should be able to:

Prepare bids and estimates for construction projects. Prepare construction schedule and manage project risks. Carry-out project management related tasks. Conduct research and disseminate findings through publications. Pursue advanced degree programs. Master's Courses Degree Requirements (16 Credit Hours)

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MSc in Construction Commercial Management

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in, or have been in, construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. The course aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken. [+]

This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in, or have been in, construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. The course aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken.

You will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed for the commercial management of construction projects. You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a personal research project related to commercial management. The course utilises web based technologies in the delivery and extensive use is made of enquiry based learning to enhance lifelong learning skills.... [-]


Advanced Engineering Management MSc: Construction Management

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston + 1 more

The Construction Management pathway provides advanced training to graduates to develop their construction management skills enabling them to play leading roles in a professional capacity in both the civil engineering and building industries. The skills gained will provide them with ability to respond to changing requirements of the construction industry in both the UK and overseas. The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and individual projects. [+]

The Advanced Engineering Management Programme (AEMP) is delivered jointly by Birmingham Business School (BBS) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), combining the expertise and strengths of both schools to offer a high quality, distinctive and flexible course.

This programme addresses management in the construction industry in its widest sense. The purpose is to provide advanced training to graduates aspiring to higher or middle management positions in the civil engineering and building industries. It addresses the working of those organisations, as well as disciplines and techniques of practical use in the management and implementation of all stages of construction and civil engineering projects. This opens up a wide range of career opportunities, as many of the techniques are applicable both within and outside the construction industry. ... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Building Information Management

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Jönköping

The Master Program Sustainable Building Information Management gives the student knowledge, skills, and tools needed to produce, use and manage BIM in the building sector to create sustainable values. The knowledge received in the program will enhance the careers of existing professionals and create new career paths for young professionals, e.g. as BIM engineer, BIM coordinator, and BIM manager. Positions that did not exist until recently, but now they are key positions in many companies. [+]

This master's program aims to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to use and manage modern digital technologies, for example BIM and GIS, in the built environment sector to create sustainable values. This includes modeling, simulation, analysis, optimization, visualization, sharing, communicating and managing information, processes, and organizations.

Digitalization in the built environment sector

The built environment sector is the largest single sector in most countries. The sector is responsible for the realization of the complex and very individualized products that make up the built environment, i.e. buildings, lighting systems, roads and water and sewer networks. Digitalization in the built environment has entailed major developments and new applications.... [-]


MSc Construction Management

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is designed for graduates and managers in the construction industry who wish to work in national and international markets. Endorsed by the most prestigious construction related professional bodies in the UK, it will further develop your knowledge of the process associated with construction management. [+]

MSc Construction Management

This course is designed for graduates and managers in the construction industry who wish to work in national and international markets. Endorsed by the most prestigious construction related professional bodies in the UK, it will further develop your knowledge of the process associated with construction management.

Designed in consultation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and employers, the course develops skills and attitudes with regard to construction, culture and business environment. It encourages social and cultural awareness and builds on responsiveness and coping strategies necessary in the global construction market.... [-]


MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies

University of Stirling
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 - 3 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, private and voluntary sectors. [+]

The Diploma in Housing Studies offers academic study for those working in housing to further develop their careers. The course covers all aspects of housing services, sustaining communities, governance and law, housing organisations and health and well-being.

Many Scottish students are eligible for a SASS postgraduate loan which covers the fee for the postgraduate Diploma elements. The course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, private and voluntary sectors.

Our courses make a substantial contribution to supplying the housing sector with new, qualified staff, who are known to be ready to ‘hit the ground running’. Our graduates usually find relevant work very quickly after completing their studies. Already have your diploma?... [-]


MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Eindhoven

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. [+]

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. The built environment industry will have to respond to this, and society must provide a continuous stimulus with innovative and market-oriented concepts. In the Master program Architecture, Building and Planning, you will learn to encounter these developments by translating them into smart, healthy and sustainable opportunities for the built environment.

Characteristics of the Master program

The vision of the Graduate School (the Master program is part of it) is that students develop a personalized education program. Therefore the Maste rprogram ABP offers you... [-]


MSc Construction Management and Economics

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme is a response to the growing demand from the construction and property industry for flexible professionals capable of strategic thinking and a creative response to volatile economic conditions. Planning and controlling the allocation of resources, and the detailed matching of design and production to the needs of the market for built space, are at the core of the construction and property industries. [+]

This programme is a response to the growing demand from the construction and property industry for flexible professionals capable of strategic thinking and a creative response to volatile economic conditions. Planning and controlling the allocation of resources, and the detailed matching of design and production to the needs of the market for built space, are at the core of the construction and property industries.

This programme enables students to develop analytical, technical and managerial skills and prepares them for leadership roles in the construction and property industries. The structure allows consideration of both the theory and applications of economics, finance and management in the context of construction projects and portfolios. The emphasis of this programme is on the presentation and communication of workable solutions to complex problems.... [-]


MSc in Construction Project Management

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The course will build on the knowledge and experience you gained in your first degree, or in your work environment, and prepare you to take strategic responsibility for the management of construction projects. We will equip you with a strong understanding of the academic knowledge, theories, concepts and principles required, as well as the intellectual, practical and technical skills vital in this career... [+]

Construction Project Management - MSc [University of Bolton]

Construction Project Management requires highly skilled individuals with the ability to lead and integrate a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. This challenging, industry-focused course will help you to develop not only the academic and technical knowledge required for this role, but also the interpersonal skills that are essential for success in this career.

The course will build on the knowledge and experience you gained in your first degree, or in your work environment, and prepare you to take strategic responsibility for the management of construction projects. We will equip you with a strong understanding of the academic knowledge, theories, concepts and principles required, as well as the intellectual, practical and technical skills vital in this career.... [-]


MSc Building Services Engineering

Leeds Beckett University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The digital age has revolutionised how engineers operate. Gone are the days when you could work with just a calculator, a piece of paper and a design chart. You will develop your expertise using building information modelling software systems that include Revit and Navisworks. [+]

The digital age has revolutionised how engineers operate. Gone are the days when you could work with just a calculator, a piece of paper and a design chart. You will develop your expertise using building information modelling software systems that include Revit and Navisworks.

Whether you graduated from our BSc (Hons) course or already work in industry as an associate engineer, we will equip you with the skills to play a leading role in the design, installation and management of building services.

Sustainability and the carbon reduction in buildings are a key issues around the world and these themes will be central to your work. You will learn about intelligent buildings and automation, and you will develop your knowledge of environmental science and the latest systems and innovation in energy conservation.... [-]


MSc in Building Services Engineering

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Building Services Engineering MSc is the preferred building services masters for engineering graduates and experienced engineers looking to progress to Chartered Building Services Engineer CEng status. [+]

Accredited by: CIBSE

If you’ve completed an undergraduate engineering degree and want to continue expanding your knowledge and enhancing your skills, GCU’s MSc Building Services Engineering is for you. Master this vibrant, essential discipline and achieve eligibility for Chartered Engineer status.

Chartered building services engineers with the broad skillsets to tackle complex technical challenges are in high demand. Their work brings together expertise in both construction and engineering, offering excellent career opportunities. With the advanced post-graduate study offered by GCU’s MSc Building Services Engineering, you’ll be prepared for a successful career in this important field.... [-]


MSc Construction Project Management

University of Bolton - Ras Al Khaimah Academic Centre
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

This program is taught in the UAE. Construction Project Management requires highly skilled individuals with the ability to lead and integrate a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. This challenging, industry-focused course will help you to develop not only the academic and technical knowledge required for this role, but also the interpersonal skills that are essential for success in this career. [+]

This program is taught in the UAE

Construction Project Management requires highly skilled individuals with the ability to lead and integrate a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. This challenging, industry-focused course will help you to develop not only the academic and technical knowledge required for this role, but also the interpersonal skills that are essential for success in this career.

The course will build on the knowledge and experience you gained in your first degree, or in your work environment, and prepare you to take strategic responsibility for the management of construction projects. We will equip you with a strong understanding of the academic knowledge, theories, concepts and principles required, as well as the intellectual, practical and technical skills vital in this career.... [-]


Master of Science in Construction Management

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48 months January 2018 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

Being one of the most recognized university in the field of civil engineering in Malaysia, IUKL is offering a Master of Science in Construction Management degree (by Mix-mode). The Master of Science in Construction Management (MScCM) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a relative engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree. The Master of Science in Construction Management is designed to provide students with a formal qualification at the master’s level. [+]

Being one of the most recognized university in the field of civil engineering in Malaysia, IUKL is offering a Master of Science in Construction Management degree (by Mix-mode). The Master of Science in Construction Management (MScCM) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a relative engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree. The Master of Science in Construction Management is designed to provide students with a formal qualification at the master’s level.

Master of Science in Construction Management programme provides multi-disciplinary and high-quality university education in the field of Construction Management. Candidates will be trained with technical and managerial knowledge and skills to:... [-]