You’ll gain a thorough understanding of a range of topics affecting how construction and engineering projects are managed. In addition to the tools and techniques that are used by project managers, you’ll examine the issues and challenges they currently face and consider them in a “whole life project” context. You’ll look at topics such as project cash flow, risk management, project appraisals and stakeholder relationship management among many others.
You’ll also focus on key topics such as project funding, especially for major infrastructure projects, as well as procurement management and supply chain issues. The methodology of value management, including the concepts of value engineering, as well as risk management will also be covered in depth.
Over the summer months, you’ll work with your supervisor to complete your independent research project which is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It’s a chance for you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained, focusing on a real-world problem that explores your specific interests and/or relates to your career ambitions.
Most projects are industry based to ensure the topic of research is relevant to the field whilst also addressing current engineering problems.
Example projects for MSc Engineering Project Management students have included:
Relational contracting and alliances
Management of multiple projects
Financing of public private partnerships
Integration of risk and value management
Iconic and complex projects
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Engineering Project Management module descriptions for more detail on what you will study.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng) in the course catalogue
International Construction Management and Engineering/ Engineering Project Management Dissertation
Advanced Project Management
Strategic Management in Construction
People, Organisation and Funding
Management of Human Resources and Communications in Projects (MSc)
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll be taught by staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll have regular contact with the team through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings. Throughout your studies, you’ll also benefit from a structured support system, with a personal tutor who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.
You’ll also have access to all relevant specialist software required for your studies.
Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.
You can also benefit from support to develop your academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams.