|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Civil Engineering & Construction
|University website:||Design and Construction Project Management|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||140,000 SEK|
The construction industry is at a crossroads. The transition to a more sustainable society poses big challenges — and opportunities — for the sector. New materials, methods and technologies are coming to the forefront, with accompanying demands for up-to-date, specialised education. This programme will train you to analyse and understand these changes, developing the skills essential for tackling these challenges in a responsible and effective manner.
The programme will prepare students for the realities of the field. You will gain an advanced understanding of construction management by studying the tools, methods and theories necessary for the discipline, as well as understanding their roles across the various phases of a project. You will assess the entire construction process, from the early stages through to the design, construction, production and management of facilities. The programme dives into the sector’s complexity, addressing the diversity of participating actors, stakeholders and perspectives. Mutual understanding between all the relevant parties in the construction sector is crucial — users, clients, architects, engineers, consultants, planners, economists and more.
The programme will prepare you for a long-lasting professional career by giving you a broad repertoire of problem-solving methods, integrating theory and practice to understand and manage the complexity of construction projects. It offers a blend of conventional lectures and seminars with online resources and a variety of external sources. Case studies, real-life projects and collaborations with industry form vital elements of the programme, as do student presentations and group work.
Managers in the built environment sector need to have knowledge of fundamental construction elements like technical, environmental, legal, and contractual demands, all aspects covered in this programme. You will also receive training in skills involving knowledge of project management, financial accounting, research methods, Building Information Modeling (BIM), logistics, productivity, and real estate and facilities management. The highly collaborative nature of the construction industry, where projects are carried out in temporary, interdisciplinary environments, is reflected in the education. You will encounter a strong focus on cooperation and communication, and training and knowledge related to organisational culture, leadership, teamwork, and decision making.