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University of Portsmouth: Project Management for Construction (Distance Learning)

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


If you see yourself leading multi-organisational teams on a construction project, but need to hone your management skills first, you’ve come to the right place.

On this course, you’ll examine construction project management from all angles. You’ll consider the economic, social and environmental issues that can affect various ventures.

You’ll also familiarise yourself with the main tools and techniques available for project management, including Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and other essential software.

Whether you’re looking to improve your leadership abilities within your current role or move into a more senior position, you’ll leave this course with the skills and confidence to manage complex construction projects.

What you’ll study This course examines whole projects from initiation through to delivery. You’ll be challenged to examine real case studies so you’re ready to face any obstacles construction projects can encounter.

On this course, you'll:

Learn to consider construction project management as an integrated process, starting when clients make the initial decision to begin a construction project Develop a critical understanding of the economic, social and environmental issues that affect large construction projects, as well as the expertise to address them Gain experience with BIM processes and Revit software, and understand the information management behind it Examine the range of tools and techniques available for project management, including how to apply them and justify their use Become familiar with the laws surrounding construction, including construction contract law and other forms of liability

How you're assessed All assessments for the course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework such as:

Written assessments A dissertation You’ll also receive feedback on formal and informal assessments to help you improve your work.

Career prospects and opportunities Your ability to navigate BIM processes and assess projects from a holistic standpoint are skills that are increasingly valued by employers in the construction business.

After completing this course, you can expect to manage projects for independent clients, as well as construction and consulting organisations.

With the skills and expertise you’ll gain on this course, you could go on to a career as a:

Project manager Design manager Construction manager

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University of Portsmouth



 Why Portsmouth?
A stronger sense of direction. Opportunities to specialise and further your prospects. A big step towards achieving your ambitions. Portsmouth is a university where you can connect with great people and businesses, and unlock career possibilities.

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