Masters of Science in Construction

Compare 39 MSc Programs 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Construction. 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. Programme Content 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. These modules emphasise the project management skills and international perspective visualised for a graduate from the programme. They introduce a range of subjects pertinent to international construction and project management such as International Construction Project Finance. Research Methods is embedded within the core Dissertation module which is intended to give the student the skills necessary to conduct in-depth research both academically and in industry. Participation in the Dissertation Away event also provides an invaluable opportunity for... [-]

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. The blended learning approach offers flexible access to the core content, while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. The design of the part-time course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional employment. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT You will investigate the commercial considerations for the optimisation of financial performance of organisations, the role of owners, partners and stakeholders, and the successful management of major construction projects. CONSTRUCTION DISSERTATION OR WORK-RELATED PROJECT In this module you will identify a topic or project directly related to construction management which will provide a basis for a research study. You will develop explicit goals and devise an... [-]

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Construction. 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 a series of courses and projects with a lot of flexibility and multidisciplinary opportunities the possibility to gain international experience educations in soft skills, such as creativity and communication skills in the curriculum [-]

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. The course is built around the Chartered Institute of Building’s definition of construction project management which encompasses the whole life cycle of a construction project from ‘inception to recycling’. Sustainability is a key element of this and an important focus of this course. About the course Managing construction projects from design through to occupation requires a wide range of skills and involves many people. The University of Bolton leads the way in offering professional courses which are designed with the current and future needs of employers and your career in mind. Our MSc in Construction Project Management is designed to give you the edge in a demanding marketplace. Staff have industry experience and have developed their teaching expertise with a strong commitment to research and their own professional... [-]

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 Degrees in Construction. 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. You will develop: a systematic understanding of, and competence in, the technological and managerial processes associated with construction management in national and international environments your knowledge of health and safety, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility within the construction industry. What you'll study You will cover areas including the organisation and management of construction projects; people and organisations; financial and legal considerations; latest information technology; economics; and health, safety and environment. How you’re taught The course is delivered by NTU tutors, invited practitioners and industry experts. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, interactive seminars and projects. International field trip Each year the MSc Construction Management students have the opportunity to take part in an international field trip. The trip gives an international perspective to the course and introduces students to some of the real-world challenges in the construction industry. Previous destinations have included Berlin, Germany,... [-]

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 programme 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 modelling, 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 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Construction. 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. We will improve your technical engineering capabilities so that you can take responsibility for building services and mechanical installations. You will also focus on areas such as project responsibility, lighting design, heating, thermal comfort, air conditioning, cooling systems, acoustic comfort and electrical services. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Building Services Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for... [-]

MS Construction Management

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 [+]

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. APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES See the list of available start terms and document deadlines. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary. Minimum score of 291 (combined verbal & quantitative). -OR- GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU. Minimum 500 score. Application Letter (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state your interest and goals for the MPA and the potential use of the degree. Resume - (Can be uploaded into the online application) Letters of Recommendation (3) (Can be sent electronically through the online application) - completed by supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, one of which must be from the current supervisor. [-]

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, 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? We cater for those who wish to come back and extend to MSc here at the University of Stirling. There are also options to do a standalone module to complete your MSc in Housing Studies. Accreditation The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing and validates the Stirling Housing Studies course. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will have satisfied the requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Housing Studies attracts people from a variety of disciplines who are committed to achieving better housing for all. Top Reasons To Study With Us On successful completion of the Diploma or Masters, you will have... [-]

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Construction. 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. The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and an individual project. Semester one modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Delivered by leading academics in Birmingham Business School (BBS), the management content is research led, drawing on the expertise and reputation of BBS to help deliver a high quality experience for students. Topics include strategy, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial management. Semester two sees students move into a pathway of their choice, where the key management concepts tackled in the first semester will be complemented by the exploration of practical management applications by academics from the School of Engineering, drawing... [-]

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... [+]

MSc Degrees in Construction. 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. The course is built around the Chartered Institute of Building’s definition of construction project management which encompasses the whole life cycle of a construction project from ‘inception to recycling’. Sustainability is a key element of this and an important focus of this course. About the course Managing construction projects from design through to occupation requires a wide range of skills and involves many people. The University of Bolton leads the way in offering professional courses which are designed with the current and future needs of employers and your career in mind. Our MSc in Construction Project Management is designed to give you the edge in a demanding marketplace. Staff have industry experience and have developed their teaching expertise with a strong commitment to... [-]

Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The educational path of the M.Sc. Programme "Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors" provides advanced training in the field of Architectural Design with the aim to graduate practitioners able to change and to transform the built environment in its physical, architectural and landscape elements, empowering architectural resilience and affordance. [+]

Mission and goals The programme focuses on the modification and the regeneration of urban fabric, as well as of fragile territories, on interventions of building extensions and transformation, restoration and enhancement. The programme offers the possibility to characterize the study plan according to personal interests by choosing, besides the compulsory courses, a large number of elective thematic Design Studios. Furthermore, specific courses aimed at providing advanced knowledge on Computational Design are available during all the two yearprogramme. Beside curricular activities, the School provides a number of international seminars, conferences, workshops and study visits to enhance academic development. Graduates of our MSc programme are currently working as independent professionals, for Public Administration, research institutes, private firms both in Italy and abroad. Politecnico di Milano has been home to many well-known architects of the 20th Century, such as Renzo Piano, Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Franca Helg, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, and Aldo Rossi. The programme is taught in English. [-]

MSc in Construction Project Management

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This accredited postgraduate course is for those wishing to further their careers in client organisations or consultancy. [+]

MSc Degrees in Construction. Overview This accredited postgraduate course is for those wishing to further their careers in client organisations or consultancy. It gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to network with other ambitious and successful people within the construction and development industries. You'll focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of management in organisational and project-based contexts. Management subjects are supplemented by advanced financial appraisal techniques and finance, law is specifically related to construction and development. This course meets all Continuing Professional Development requirements and provides evidence for upgrading professional institution membership. The afternoon/evening study mode is suitable for even the busiest of construction professionals and is an excellent opportunity to network with other ambitious professionals and their organisations. Excellent scholarship opportunity Students who have accepted an offer for a place on this course are encouraged to apply for LSBU's Stuart A Johnson scholarship. Accreditations CIOB RICS APM Accredited Modules Core module Procurement and management of construction Corporate and project finance Construction law Management of people and information Project evaluation Dissertation Options module Advanced measurement and documentation Behavioural finance Building control Building Information Modelling and Collaborative Working Health and safety management in construction History of architecture and construction International real estate and construction Legal resolution of property and construction disputes Employability Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students enter a variety of roles in client organisations, professional practices, local authorities, housing associations and major contracting companies. On the course you'll develop of a number of transferable skills in oral and written... [-]