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MSc (T) Construction and Project Management with Industrial Internship

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

MSc (T) Construction and Project Management with Industrial Internship

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

ARC-MSC-IP

UCAS Code

JACS Code

K100 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree, or above (in line with current School regulations), in a relevant Science, Engineering, Management, or Social Science discipline (such as Geography, Business, Pharmaceutical, Mechanical, Aerospace), or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Sufficient, relevant and recognised prior learning (RPL) is also taken into account in line with recommendations from Academic Affairs and Admissions. Experience and professional status will also be taken into account.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicAffairs/GeneralRegulations/Procedures/ProceduresforRecognitionofPriorLearningRPL/

Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. *Taken within the last 2 years.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

2 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Natural and Built Environment

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Architectural Technology (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 20-05-14

Joint Board of Moderators,Institutions of Civil Engineering (UK) and Structured Engineering (UK)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 03-04-14

CIOB

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 12-06-12

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor David Boyd

Birmingham City University

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

Students are not permitted to transfer onto this programme from another programme after the second week of semester one.

Students can only proceed, at risk, to dissertation, with a maximum of 20 CATS points outstanding. Students cannot submit their thesis with any taught element (coursework and/or examination) still outstanding.

Students who have taken an optional module from the programme during their under graduate pathway, cannot repeat the module or carry the credit forward.
Students must obtain an average of 55% or above for Semester 1 modules of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM (ARC-MSC-CP) programme, which is core to this 2 Year F/T MSc programme, in order to eventually progress to the Industrial Internship in Year 2; students who do not achieve the 55% or above average mark will only be eligible to complete the 1 Year Full-time MSc CPM degree. Students must also successfully complete the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM programme before progressing onto the Industrial Internship.

Students who have successfully passed the core 1 Year F/T MSc CPM programme can then progress onto the 1 Year Industrial Internship. This module is assessed on a PASS / FAIL basis. Those students who completed the Internship with a Pass will be awarded MSc CPM with Industrial Internship (at the classification obtained at the end of Year 1); those who fail the Internship will be awarded MSc CPM (at the classification they obtained at the end of Year 1).

Students must arrange their own Industrial Internship (can be international) and must be approved by the University (QUB does NOT arrange Internships). These should be arranged during Year 1 with guidance from the student’s QUB Supervisor. Where a student is unable to arrange an Internship approved by the University they will complete the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM programme only.

Industrial Internships will be assessed on the basis of an Interim Written Report and Final Written Report, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation followed by a Q&A session by QUB Supervisors. Internship reports from Mentors within the host organisation will also be taken into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

Develop practical and professional skills in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Construction Project Management.

Develop a holistic approach by integrating the technical knowledge of design, engineering and construction with financial, legal, IT, commercial leadership and managerial skills of business administration in the management of simple to complex projects from project conception to construction engineering and maintenance; and construction organisations; e.g. construction economics and finance, strategic management, information systems, construction law, international construction markets and competitive advantage.

Develop critical and analytical problem solving skills across a broad range of subjects and transferable skills that relate to literacy, numeracy, computing, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations and interactions to prepare graduates for more general employment.

Develop the ability to apply appropriate theoretical and practical management methods in the analysis and solution of design, engineering and construction problems.

The Research Project undertaken in the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM programme (this programme is core to the 2 Year F/T MSc with Industrial Internship) provides an opportunity for students to independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The capability to plan, conduct, present and report a major independent research project in construction and project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Opportunity for the development of intellectual skills within the programme is given by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.
Students’ intellectual skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring at practical working at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Understand and apply mitigating measures to counteract the risks/impacts of construction projects in the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Opportunity for the development of intellectual skills within the programme is given by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.
Students’ intellectual skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring at practical working at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Opportunity for the development of intellectual skills within the programme is given by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.
Students’ intellectual skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring at practical working at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses; both theoretically and in practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Opportunity for the development of intellectual skills within the programme is given by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.
Students’ intellectual skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring at practical working at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Make informed judgments on complex issues, e.g. interpret a diversity of multi-factors affecting the quality, time and cost of construction projects and management of construction organisations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Opportunity for the development of intellectual skills within the programme is given by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.
Students’ intellectual skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring at practical working at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Make effective use of both oral and written skills and be able to communicate effectively, both digitally and interpersonally, to both specialist and non-specialist audiences within the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.
Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.
In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.
Students’ transferable skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM degree. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.

During Year 2:
Assessment of transferable skills will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Demonstrate competency in using Information Technology and computer skills e.g. Microsoft Project and Primavera software; BIM related software; SSPS and other research methods software.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.
Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.
In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.
Students’ transferable skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM degree. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of transferable skills will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Demonstrate an ability to learn and then apply that learning in the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.
Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.
In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.
Students’ transferable skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM degree. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of transferable skills will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Demonstrate ability to apply transferable skills in the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.
Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.
In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.
Students’ transferable skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM degree. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of transferable skills will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Work in a team and understand professional responsibilities in the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.
Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.
In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.
Students’ transferable skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM degree. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of transferable skills will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Demonstrate independent judgment, autonomy, and personal responsibility in addressing potentially complex situations in professional or equivalent environments (i.e. through their independent Dissertation/Thesis Project).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.
Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.
In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.
Students’ transferable skills are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the 1 Year F/T MSc CPM degree. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of transferable skills will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Develop practical and professional skills in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Construction Project Management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment of students’ Knowledge and understanding of CPM is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Develop a holistic approach by integrating the technical knowledge of design, engineering and construction with financial, legal, IT, commercial leadership and managerial skills of business administration in the management of simple to complex projects from project conception to construction engineering and maintenance; and construction organisations; e.g. construction economics and finance, strategic management, information systems, construction law, international construction markets and competitive advantage.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment of students’ Knowledge and understanding of CPM is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Develop critical and analytical problem solving skills across a broad range of subjects and transferable skills that relate to literacy, numeracy, computing, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations and interactions to prepare graduates for more general employment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment of students’ Knowledge and understanding of CPM is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Develop the professional ability and underlying aptitude to apply appropriate theoretical and practical construction project management methods in the analysis and solution of design, engineering and construction problems.

Organise and plan construction projects and manage project information.

Understand and apply the underlying theory in the management of construction’s consulting, contracting and development businesses, including human resource issues, finance and accounting, and organisational issues.

Lead and work effectively with project teams and communicate effectively in a variety of forms including digitally, orally and in writing.

Understanding the expectations of clients, developers, financiers, and investors in the project.

Analyse corporate problems, design and implement strategies for change.

Acquire investigative, analytical and reporting skills. (The Research Project provides an opportunity for students to independently produce a structured research document).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment of students’ Knowledge and understanding of CPM is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ knowledge and understanding of CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Integrate statistical methods and qualitative data to find solutions to real problems in management of construction’s consulting, contracting and development businesses in the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Analyse and solve problems using a multidisciplinary approach, applying professional judgments to balance costs, time, quality benefits, safety and social and environmental impact.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations where required, coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Integrate and critically evaluate information.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Formulate and apply appropriate solutions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.

During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Prepare technical reports and give technical presentations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Use the scientific literature effectively.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

Plan, conduct and write-up a programme of original research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.
Students’ specific skills in CPM are further developed through approved induction programmes, mentoring and practical work experience at their host company / organisation, together with regular Supervision by QUB CPM Staff.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. The dissertation will clearly communicate their analysis of the data obtained, how it may or may not align with literature or agree with their hypotheses. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.

Methods of Assessment

During Year 1:
Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
In the case of the MSc independent Research Project, assessment will be on an 18,000-20,000 word dissertation, plus a 5,000 word, publication standard, summary paper.
During Year 2:
Assessment of students’ specific skills in CPM will be made using Interim and Final Written reports prepared by the student, together with a Final PowerPoint Presentation and a Q&A Session led by QUB CPM Supervisory Staff. Assessment may also take Internship reports from host Mentors into account for the PASS/FAIL assessment. (Mentors will be approved by QUB during the Internship approval process).

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Procurement and Contract Administration

CIV7082

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Research Methods for Managers

CIV7069

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Project Management, Planning and Control

CIV7076

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Construction & Project Management Internship (Year long)

CIV7062

7

0

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Design Co-Ordination

CIV7068

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Construction Economics and Facilities Management

CIV7077

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

25%

0%

75%

Strategic Management and International Construction

CIV7075

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation

CIV7078

7

60

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Construction Law

CIV7074

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

15%

0%

85%

Notes

CIV7062 has a prerequisite - 55% or above average in Yr1 S1 modules and ARC-MSC-CP pass or above.