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Management in the Building Industry

Management in the Building Industry

Management in the Building Industry

The Master’s programme in Management in the Building Industry gives you insight into all management-related phases of modern construction; from ideas about shape and use to project design, construction, management, operation, and maintenance. Besides the technical aspects, the programme also covers fields such as organisation, economics, project management, working environment, logistics, and information technology.

Thus, the programme in Management in the Building Industry focuses on the whole – in both the construction project and in the construction company.

Degree designation

Master of Science in Engineering

(Danish title: Civilingeniør / cand.polyt.) (starting in September)

With a Bsc in Engineering you can enroll in the Master of Science in Engineering in Management in the Building Industry.

Management in the Building Industry can also be studied as a Master of Science in Technology progamme. Applicants who hold another qualifying education than a BSc in Engineering can apply for this programme.

Cooperation with the industry

An important element in the Master’s programme in Management in the Building Industry is cooperation with the industry. Almost all projects are carried out in cooperation with companies and knowledge organisations within the construction industry. Also, the programme has a close connection to the development initiatives within the building sector. Experience shows that problem-based project work in cooperation with companies is fruitful for both parties; as a student you learn how to combine theory and practice, and the company gets valuable new input on both existing and future challenges. Thus, the programme gives you an academic understanding of the phases of construction. As a graduate from Management in the Building Industry, you are therefore well equipped to meet the demands of modern construction. 


Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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