Queen's University of Belfast
Construction and Project Management with Industrial Internship MSc
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme has been designed to:

Develop the intellectual, practical and professional skills of the learner in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of the management of construction projects and organisations

Apply appropriate theoretical and practical management methods in the analysis and solution of design, engineering and construction problems

Develop a holistic approach to the planning, monitoring and control of construction projects 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 through their various stages from inception, feasibility, strategy, design, construction, commissioning and into maintenance; and in 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

This course is taught by a mixture of academic staff and industrial practitioners, bringing real world experiences into the classroom.

This course is taught by a mixture of academic staff and industrial practitioners, bringing real world experiences into the classroom.

  • ABOUT YOU:

You could be: a civil engineer, architect, planner, commercial manager, M&E services engineer, environmental manager/engineer, lawyer, or any other construction related discipline. You could have been in professional practice for a while already: some of our previous students have been many years into their career when they join us.

Or you may be a recent graduate, for example with a BEng, BA (architecture) or BSc. This Master’s gives you the opportunity to acquire a management ‘bolt on’ on top of your engineering, architecture or construction related undergraduate degree.

  • COURSE CONTENT:

The course’s primary focus is on project management, which will give you the chance to take your career forward in any industry, not just in construction.

We teach the principles of project management

– the distinct discipline of working to agreed deadlines, starts and finishes on a given project – with an awareness of the global challenges facing the industry, not least the need to make construction sustainable.

You will learn to apply management methods to design, engineering and construction problems, and be able to be plan, monitor and control construction projects by integrating technical knowledge with leadership, commercial and managerial skills.

  • WHAT'S INVOLVED:

Through guest lecturers, case studies and optional site visits, you’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work. Our graduates have been well received by local, national and international companies.

  • THE ENVIRONMENT:

You’ll be in a class of around 90 if you’re a full-time student, alongside people from places like India, Nigeria, China, Vietnam and Egypt. Our teaching starts in the early afternoon as we know some of you will need to take time off work to attend classes.

You’ll have the beautiful new Graduate School at your disposal as well as a dedicated base room and computer lab in the Elmwood building

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years. International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Construction and Project Management with Industrial Internship, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above in a relevant Science, Engineering, Architecture, Management or Social Science discipline or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Please note: Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements for the MSc Construction and Project Management with Industrial Internship may be considered for the MSc Construction and Project Management (which does not include Industrial Internship), should vacancies be available.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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