Throughout the programme, you’ll gain an understanding of the different aspects of project management within the construction industry. You’ll learn about common project management tools and techniques, then put this into the “whole project” context and consider when and how to use them.
At the same time, you’ll consider risk management and its role during the project lifecycle. Whole Life Asset Management examines the “whole life management” of infrastructure, with additional focus on operations, maintenance, renewal and decommissioning.
A core module will introduce you to a variety of procurement strategies to keep projects running effectively.
A choice of optional modules will allow you to strengthen existing technical and engineering skills, or gain an understanding of a new topic to suit your interests and career plans.
You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake projects in a multi-disciplinary environment, with access to the expertise in the School's research themes.
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 experimentally based and linked with companies in industry to ensure the topic of research is relevant to the field whilst also addressing a real-world problem.
Example projects for International Construction Management and Engineering MSc students have included:
International trends in infrastructure asset management
Integrated project delivery and the BIM environment
Risk in megaprojects
Social return on investment in infrastructure projects
Trends in the concepts of value and value management
Future-proofing and infrastructure resilience.
Fieldwork can be undertaken as part of the primary data collection for the dissertation project.
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the International Construction Management and engineering modules 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 International Construction Management and Engineering 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)
Whole Life Asset Management
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines, being taught through a combination of 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.
Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.
During the course, you’ll benefit from access to our first-class laboratory and computing facilities during their research project work. These include specialist laboratories to support research in structures and materials, building physics, and public health. You may also have access to high-performance computing, industry standard CFD, structural modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM) packages, along with bespoke tools developed within the school research groups.
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.
The Programme Leader, Dr David Dawson, is a lecturer (in Transport Management & Resilience) whose research interests include sustainable and resilient infrastructure, urban resilience to flooding, risk management and decision-making under future uncertainty, and appraisal of resilient transport systems. David has been at the University of Leeds since 2012 where he began his research career, and has supported the ICME programme (as a module leader) since 2018.
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. Optional modules may also use alternative assessment methods.