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Project and Infrastructure Management MSc

Project and Infrastructure Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry) Management Planning

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The complex challenges faced in modern engineering have created a growing need for highly motivated graduates who understand project infrastructure planning, construction, management and maintenance issues. This MSc course equips you with the knowledge, creativity and transferable skills required by project managers in the industry – developing your independent learning abilities and providing a foundation for your ongoing professional development. You will learn current theories and practices for managing contemporary engineering projects from inception to completion – and for maintaining the resulting infrastructure throughout its lifetime.

Aims: Engineering is at the core of a successful economy and the infrastructure it develops directly affects the wellbeing of its citizens and the environment. Skilled, qualified project managers have a key role in this vital work. There are two main challenges facing the engineering and construction industry: clients are increasingly requiring contractors to deliver projects using limited resources, at low cost, in short duration and to a high level of quality and safety, much existing infrastructure is under severe strain due to a legacy of inadequate maintenance and rapid population growth. The course examines these commercial pressures and will provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the principles of strategic planning and risk analysis in successful project and infrastructure management, the theoretical basis for the organisation of project infrastructure development and how management of budgets, human resources and supply chains can affect overall project success, the interplay between engineering project, infrastructure management and sustainability in the complex real-world situations. The programme develops students' technical knowledge and transferable skills sought by employers, equipping them with the compulsory attributes to flourish in senior roles within the engineering and construction sector.

There are many career options within the engineering and construction industry for graduates, both in the UK and overseas. Potential employers include public sector infrastructure client organisations, private construction organisations (i.e. general contractors, sub-contractors), engineering consulting firms, engineering/construction management consultants, architectural firms, engineering and construction law firms, real estate developers, plus government departments and agencies responsible for significant project portfolios. Graduates from this course will typically take up roles as project managers, contracts manager, risk manager and project scheduler/planner, to mention but a few. Another potential destination for graduates is to pursue further studies at MPhil/PhD level, using the new MSc programme as a foundation.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Sustainable Project Management (15 Credits) - Core
Quality Management and Reliability (15 Credits) - Core
Financial Management Risk and Financial Management (15 Credits) - Core
Managing People and Organisation (15 Credits) - Core
Project Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Procurement and Contract Management (15 Credits) - Core
Geo-Environmental Management for Civil Engineers (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods and Professional Development (15 Credits) - Core
Infrastructure Management (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering, science or technology subject. Other qualifications in a related subject, including but not limited to Maths; Building Technology; Architecture; Quantitative Surveying; Project Management will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. 30% of their students are postgraduates, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. It’s comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has three research...more

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