The programme aims are to develop the construction management skills of construction graduates to enable them to play leading roles in a professional capacity in the construction industry and academia, and to develop and deliver new areas of teaching in response to the changing managerial requirements of the construction industry for academics and practitioners in the UK and overseas.
The Construction Management programme has been run at the University since 1975. Several thousand students from both the United Kingdom and around the world have attended this programme. The School has an active Management Research Group and range of visiting lecturers which facilitate state of the art input to the programme on a wide range of construction and project management topics.
The programme is suitable for graduates employed in civil engineering design and/or construction and is primarily intended for early mid-career training to enable practising civil engineers and other professionals aspiring to high management positions in public and private organisations to upgrade their knowledge and develop management skills applicable to the construction industry. Graduates from other disciplines are welcome and the intake is gradually widening to take account of changes and developments in the industry.
Civil Engineering at Birmingham is housed in modern buildings which provide facilities for undergraduate Civil Engineering programmes, the postgraduate Master of Science and Postgraduate Diploma programmes, post-experience programmes and an active PhD research centre. We have well equipped laboratory and computing facilities and make a point of undertaking work in co-operation with industry. The majority of the academic staff have had professional engineering experience which is often continued by means of research contracts and consultancies with private and public organisations. We have an impressive record of publications in engineering and scientific journals.