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Coventry University

Construction Project and Cost Management

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Rank: 54 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Main Site

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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54

The Complete University Guide
47

UKEAS Ranking

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Description

Coventry University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

The course seeks to prepare you to effectively manage projects and the budgets surrounding the development of the built environment. Encompassing physical, legal, economic and technological factors, you should gain an advanced understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of procurement, construction economics, cost management and best practice project management within the specific context of the construction industryStudying theory/management practices and examining real-life case studies like the Millennium Dome and the Channel Tunnel, we aim to teach you how to manage complex construction projects from the initial planning stages, analysing corporate problems and presenting appropriate solutions, to implementation and completion, managing project teams, procurement, finance, risk, health and safety.Our aim is to develop your high-level knowledge, wide-ranging understanding and professional skills in both the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management in the construction industry. You will be required to study the economics behind construction, examining the regulatory and legal framework within which the industry operates, as well as health and safety in the construction workplace. You will also cover the corporate management processes used within the construction industry, such as procurement systems and standard forms of construction contracts.We aim to make you familiar with a comprehensive range of the management and appraisal tools that can aid project management functions design, programming and planning, monitoring and project evaluation of new developments and modifications of existing buildings. You should also develop your interpersonal skills in areas such as communications, presentation, conflict avoidance, negotiation, persuasion, management and dispute resolution.You will have the opportunity to examine how the built and natural environments interact, ever conscious of the need for sustainable construction, together with the environmental principles and legislation applied to the construction industry. You will be encouraged to engage in topical discussions about a wide range of issues, from sustainability demands in construction to environmental and economic considerations in shaping construction trends.As part of your degree, you will be expected to undertake an independent research project, which can be based on a topic of your choice or from selected supervisors. Past students have worked on construction and project management, cost management, contract management, lean construction, production management, Building Information Modelling (BIM), theory and practice, facilities and asset management and renewable energy management.

Requirements

Entry requirements

To enter the course you should have a minimum of a second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to an ‘appropriate discipline' please request information.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (all 5.5 or above)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Coventry University.

About this university

International students

Around one quarter of students at the university travel from outside the UK and their first point of contact is the International Students Hub. This offers a wide range of information and advice to help adjust to their new environment and integrate with the larger community. There is help for matters such as healthcare and accommodation advice as well as support services and even help with English, if this isn't their first language. The Students Union is both a charity and representative organisation for the students at Coventry. They are based in The Hub and support more than 100 sport clubs and societies as well as an advice centre and volunteering department. The union owns a nightclub on Far Gosford Street and there is a student run radio station called Source Radio. Sports teams play in a number of sports as well as in annual competitions against neighbouring University of Warwick. The societies cover all areas of life to bring together people with the same interests and students can even apply to start their own should they find a space for their interest. These range from cultural and international groups to faith societies and music and performance groups as well as politics and special interests.

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