University of East London

MSc Construction Engineering Management

The programme is designed to meet the demand within the construction management industry with advanced skills. The programme provides the opportunity for you to develop deep knowledge and understanding in different areas of construction management.

The aim is to develop training specialists on how to manage multidisciplinary organisations in the construction industry from different perspectives such as client, contractor, designer, and supplier.

The programme aims to develop management skills and critically reflective practice on construction. Applying theory into practice in the field of construction industry is the main idea behind the course. It will enable you to maximise your management skills and capability to work in an international environment.

To maximise your demonstration, a different range of skills and knowledge in the area of construction and engineering such as Project Management, Information Communication Technology, Construction Law, Supply Chain Management, Procurement.

Entry Requirements


Minimum 2.2 Honours in any Construction related subject, Law and Business Management

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent)

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

Construction managers with postgraduate qualifications find a wide range of career opportunities with consultancy, contactor and client organisations, as well as other related areas such as research and management.

Course Details


  • Develop and apply students' proficiency in communicating ideas to a technical and non- technical audience.
  • Think critically and to solve problems in a structured logical way.
  • Identify and apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to the practice.
  • Demonstrate and embrace the potential of information and communication technologies
  • Evaluate the standard form of subjects' used in construction
  • Implement the skills and knowledge that underline management and leadership effectiveness in the global environment
  • Develop and identify the social, environmental, contractual and economic performance of design and production construction process

Thinking skills

  • Critical thinking and evaluating knowledge
  • Systematically analyse problems and implementation of the effective solution
  • Demonstrate critical self-reflection on the knowledge and suggest further development
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the issues and challenges involved in construction engineering management area and subjects
  • Demonstrate and evaluate procurement process in a construction area

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Apply and examine different methods to analyse and control construction projects
  • Evaluate how different findings and results in construction can be used in decision-making processes
  • Demonstrate and evaluate different legislation and environmental law in relation to construction
  • Analyse different strategies, planning and leadership style to construction and discuss the key issues on organisation performance and team formation

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • Develop and Improve interpersonal skills and extend the ability to work effectively in a team
  • Develop the ability to meet the deadline delivery under tight conditions
  • Apply and maximise the ability to undertake complex problem and develop appropriate solutions

Year 1

Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Engineering Management)
Business Procurement and Contractual Practice
Environmental Sustainable Engineering & Logistics
Digital Construction and BIM
Research Skills and Dissertation

Year 2

Industrial Sandwich Placement

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