Coventry University - Civil Engineering Project Management MSc

Coventry University

Civil Engineering Project Management MSc

The MSc Civil Engineering Project Management aims to help you establish or advance your career in the global construction industry. Designed with input from industry, the course teaches an innovative mix of technical and construction project management, applicable to civil engineering contexts.

  • The course takes a multidisciplinary approach, aiming to equip you with clear educational and technical knowledge of how advanced engineering planning, analysis and design, contract law, finance, procurement, and project management interrelate in the modern construction industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn the laboratory testing procedures and technics used to assess material and structural performance, using modern and upgraded loading equipment automated with data loggers, saturated and unsaturated stress path soil testing apparatus and commercial civil engineering material mixing and synthesising equipment.
  • The course culminates in a research project, during which you should be able to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired so far from your academic training on real structural problems.

Entry Requirements

Normal entry requires a minimum 2:2 UK or overseas undergraduate honours degree in Civil Engineering.

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course a student will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and wide-ranging understanding of health, safety & environment principles, and legal framework within which the construction industry operates, and undertake full ethical and professional responsibilities in the discharge of their duties.
  • Demonstrate an applied in-depth knowledge and detailed understanding of cost, structural and hydrological analysis, highway, pavement and hydraulic design, innovative construction, and maintenance techniques to civil engineering infrastructure.
  • Apply innovative and advanced computational methods and simulation tools to model and analyse complex environmental systems.
  • Apply wide-ranging understanding of experimental, analytical & numerical techniques for investigative studies in hydrological, structural, environmental & geotechnical engineering.
  • Apply critical understanding in proposal development and writing; use innovative knowledge in sourcing, analysing, and presenting data; and apply research methodologies to undertake independent investigation and academic writing of a specialised topic.
  • Demonstrate personal abilities in teamwork, leadership, and communication.
  • Critically evaluate and apply corporate strategy and systems theory to the management of projects in engineering and construction industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership.

Course Details

From concept to construction, we aim to cover the technical skills required to analyse, design, and develop sound solutions to civil engineering projects. Using case studies, practical sessions, simulation labs and site visits to live projects, you will apply engineering principles and use computer modelling techniques to analyse complex engineering systems, gaining valuable experience of the work you will carry out in an industrial context.

The course is intended for those seeking professional qualification as Chartered Engineers who are holders of an overseas or UK bachelor’s degree accredited as part of the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (e.g. BEng.) or an Incorporated Engineer e.g. BSc in civil engineering. A technical focused MSc research project is mandatory only for overseas and UK Incorporated Engineer (IEng) e.g. BSc graduates.

There is a broad engineering element to the course, such as developing and implementing advanced analytical methods to geotechnical, pavement, hydraulic and structural aspects of civil engineering projects. Similarly, the course aims to develop a range of project and construction management with BIM skills, preparing you for future employment in the global construction industry.

The course offers access to the University’s Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its bespoke programmes, combined with cutting-edge technology which is unique in the UK, helps students, companies, and organisations across a range of sectors in training and development.

Year 1

• Supporting Transition to Postgraduate Study
• Geometric and Pavement design
• Soil-Structure Interaction
• Catchment Hydrology, Hydraulic and Flood Modelling
• Plastic Theory of Structures
• Contract Management Practice and Law
• Financial and Asset Management
• Global Project Management Practice
• Preparing to Research
• Integrated Project
• Global Professional Development - Leading Diverse Workforces
• Technical Research Project

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