Construction Management MSc

Dubai Campus

Start date
Full-time: September. Part-time: January or September.
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught

Annual tuition fee for 2024:
MSc - AED 138,456 for 1 year full-time or AED 69,228 per year over 2 years, part-time.
Your tuition fee can be paid in 3 instalments per year.

Scholarships are available.

This Construction Management MSc is delivered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Birmingham Business School, combining the expertise and strengths of both schools to offer a high quality, distinctive and flexible course.

University sponsorships are not available for part-time applicants. If you are a part-time applicant who requires visa sponsorship, please refer to our visa categories for further information.

Subject to Ministry of Education Accreditation

The programme introduces core management concepts in semester one before developing these in semester two.

The Construction Management pathway provides advanced training to graduates to develop their construction management skills enabling them to play leading roles in a professional capacity in both the civil engineering and building industries.  The skills gained will provide them with the ability to respond to the changing requirements of the construction industry in both the UK and overseas.

The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, industrial seminars, site visits and individual projects. The delivery of the programme is designed with the needs of young professionals in mind and it is supported by the provision of online material. It can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Certain learning activities may be scheduled in evenings and weekends to enable students to spread out their work load evenly.

Why study this course in Dubai?

  • Developed to address the challenges faced by engineering graduates who move into general management or senior specialist roles, this innovative new programme will allow students to draw on the specialist expertise of both Birmingham Business School and the School of Engineering.
  • Birmingham Business School is a global centre of teaching and research excellence, holding the ‘Triple Crown’ of international accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and the AACSB. 
  • The MSc programmes in the School of Engineering are rooted in high-quality teaching and learning through enquiry-based and independent study, producing high calibre graduates equipped with the skills to excel in technical management.
  • Students will benefit from our established links with industry, which can be utilised during the dissertation projects and form a solid networking base for prospective careers.


Core Modules

The following must be taken:

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.


We charge an annual tuition fee for 2024 entry.

  • AED 138,456 for 1 year full-time
  • AED 69,228/year (2 years part-time)

Your tuition fee can be paid in 3 instalments per year.


We have a number of scholarships available.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

Our Standard Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Maths or Technology based subjects from a recognised institution. Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree in the above disciplines alongside relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements. Standard English language requirements apply.

International Requirements

This programme addresses management in the construction industry in its widest sense. The purpose is to provide advanced training to graduates aspiring to higher or middle management positions in the civil engineering and building industries.

It addresses the working of those organisations, as well as disciplines and techniques of practical use in the management and implementation of all stages of construction and civil engineering projects. This opens up a wide range of career opportunities, as many of the techniques are applicable both within and outside the construction industry.  The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, and an individual project.

Semester one modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Delivered by leading academics in Birmingham Business School (BBS), the management content is research led, drawing on the expertise and reputation of BBS to help deliver a high quality experience for students. Topics include strategy, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial management. 

Semester two develops the concepts from semester one. The key management concepts tackled in the first semester will be complemented by the exploration of practical management applications by academics from the School of Engineering, drawing upon its wealth of research experience and industrial links. 

This structure will allow us to present the core principles in semester one and then to demonstrate their application in semester two before you progress into the summer and the opportunity to investigate and develop a contemporary relevant topic via a 60 credit research project.

You can expect to be exposed throughout to up-to-date knowledge of current and future trends in the management of your chosen field whilst developing the skills of critical evaluation and analysis that you will need as an engineer of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you.

How will I be taught and assessed?

  • A combination of lectures, seminars, class discussions and case-study analysis, and guided self-study delivered in a block format
  • Class discussions and case-study analysis, presentations, written coursework
  • Class discussions and case-study analysis, group presentations
  • Dissertation

Course delivery

We offer a combination of evening and weekend classes which are designed to accommodate working professionals and those who choose to study full-time.

Our draft timetable for full-time students is designed to deliver teaching on weekday evenings from 18:00-21:00 and on Saturday from 09:00-16:00. Each module is block taught over 2 weeks. Part-time students will study during these hours as per the number of modules they choose to study.

Please note that the example timetable is to be used as a guide and is subject to change. Our term dates are also available online. For further information, please contact the Programme Director, Dr Seyed Ghaffar at

View example timetable for MSc Construction Management (PDF 182 KB) 

Upon graduation, you can choose to begin or resume a career in construction management.

Graduating from this programme:

  • You will be able to deal with complex issues, making sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and will be able to communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • You will be self-motivated and able to act autonomously and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and to have the independent learning ability required for the continuing professional development and the construction management practice.
  • You will display a high level of numeracy and display skills in problem solving, research, team working, and communication and information technology, which will equip you for a successful career outside as well as within the construction industry.