This programme was developed in response to the growing demand from the construction and property industry for flexible professionals capable of strategic thinking and a creative response to volatile economic conditions. Planning and controlling the allocation of resources, and the detailed matching of design and production to the needs of the market for built space, are at the core of the construction and property industries. This programme enables students to develop analytical, technical and managerial skills and prepares them for leadership roles in the construction and property industries. The structure allows consideration of both the theory and applications of economics, finance and management in the context of construction projects and portfolios. The emphasis of this programme is on the presentation and communication of workable solutions to complex problems.
Compulsory modules: Construction economics; construction management; development economics and planning; dissertation (built environment); applied construction management; risk management; research methods. Optional modules: Building rehabilitation and pathology; real estate development and investment.
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- An honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a built environment discipline, such as civil engineering, construction, surveying or architecture. Applicants with first degrees in other disciplines are considered on an individual basis. Applicants should also have corporate membership of an appropriate design, property or construction profession.