In the Construction Management specialisation, you learn about organisation, communication, collaboration and relationships, legal issues, finance, project management, working environment, geotechnics, risk management, quality assurance and logistics. You work with the interplay between project planning and execution, and with analysis and development of systems for management and quality assurance of production in relation to the construction sector.
With a specialisation in Construction Management you gain insight into all phases of construction: from concept to project planning, construction, administration, operation, maintenance and repurposing. In addition to purely technical subject areas, the programme covers areas such as organisation, communication, collaboration, finance, project management, work environment, logistics and information technology. Thus, the focus is on the construction project as a whole as well as the construction business.
In the first, second and third semesters, you use half of your study time on courses and the other half on project work in self-selected groups. You then conclude your Master's programme with your Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.
FIRST SEMESTER: DESIGN AND PROJECT PLANNING IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
In the first semester of the specialisation, you work with design and project planning in building construction. You work with alternative designs of selected construction elements and methods of execution, and you learn about elements such as time use, construction costs, workplace layout, schedules and cost estimates associated with payment plans.
SECOND SEMESTER: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION IN CONSTRUCTION
The focal point of the second semester is production in the construction sector. You can work with management in a single project at a construction site or a project planning company, or you can choose to focus on the more industrial aspects of production such as concrete panel factories. Whatever focus you choose, you will analyse and develop systems for management and quality assurance in the production process as well as work with geotechnics.
THIRD SEMESTER: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT IN COMPANIES
Industrial companies such as engineering consulting firms, contracting companies and building product manufacturers are the focus of the third semester. During the courses, you will learn about areas such as strategy and impact measurement, the implementation of IT systems and about quality assurance systems. The course content is integrated in the project, and you structure and implement a well-functioning management system for a company based on detailed analyses of how the existing management systems work.
FOURTH SEMESTER: MASTER’S THESIS
In the fourth semester you write your final project, your Master’s thesis. The thesis is done alone or in small groups of up to three students. As a rule, the thesis is based on an issue in the construction sector and thus is often done in close collaboration with the business community.