Construction Management with Digital Engineering MSc

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Construction Management with Digital Engineering MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 5,500 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,600

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of the West of Scotland’s MSc degree program in Construction Management with a focus on Digital Engineering is open to any student with a 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject, These include not just Science, Engineering and Built Environment disciplines but also degrees relating to Management and Social Science.

    This MSc program will prepare you to take on a responsible management or leadership role in the construction industry, a field which is growing at a rate substantially higher than the national average. It could also pave the way towards a career in investment appraisal, business management, facility or asset management or architectural design.

    You’ll learn not just the the practical, ‘boots on the ground’ skills of a construction manager and the business and office skills of a project manager, but also highly technical content including Building Information Modelling (BIM), Digital Engineering and even ‘Big Data’ Analytics.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over a single year at full time, or over up to three years at part time.

    Over that time you will explore the architectural and construction applications of a wide range of exciting new digital technologies. These include (but are certainly not limited to:

    • Reality Capture
    • BIM – Building Information Modelling
    • Autonomous Construction Systems
    • Wearable Devices and Systems
    • Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality Systems
    • Big Data Analytics
    • IoT – the Internet of Things

    Many of your lecturers will be researchers on the cutting edge of these technologies and their application.

    Modules Include:

    • Built Asset and Facilities Management
    • Construction Business Economics
    • Contract Management and Law
    • Digital Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Project Scheme Design
    • Research Methods & Design
    • Strategic Management in Construction

    You will also complete a substantial Dissertation on a topic which includes your interests and relates to your ultimate career pathway. You’ll have the guidance and support of the academic staff in selecting, researching and writing your Dissertation.

    Learning & Teaching

    UWS’s teaching methods vary depending on the subject matter being presented. These typically include lectures, skills workshops and interactive tutorials at a minimum. You’ll also experience guided laboratory work and do a great deal of reading, study and revision, either individually or in small groups. You will also learn to use the technologies, equipment and software packages associated with the latest digital design and construction technologies. This program is chiefly assessed via written examinations, coursework and oral presentations.

    Career Possiblities

    The Construction Management with Digital Engineering MSc program delivered by UWS is highly vocational in nature. It will prepare you well for a wide range of roles which are in high demand at the moment, so graduate employment rates are very high indeed.

    Many recent graduates have gone into careers in Architectural and Engineering Design, Asset or Facilities Management, Construction Management, General Business Management, Investment Appraisal, Project Management or management level roles in the Public or Refurbishment sectors.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned a 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject, or the international equivalent. The full list of qualifications which are accepted can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no section below 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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