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B.Sc. HBP (Construction Management)

Overview

 The Construction Management programme is designed for students who are interested in management part of the built environment, specifically in overseeing construction projects. This programme aims to develop hard and soft management skills, and preparing students to become future leaders and managers of construction projects.

Courses & Syllabus

This programme will be conducted over period of three years. The syllabus will expose and introduce students to the basics of project management, injecting both generic management principles as well as specific construction body of knowledge. 

A. Core Courses

  • RUS104 - Integrated Studio I     
  • RUS105 - Integrated Studio 2    
  • RAG121 - Environmental Science 1
  • RPG131 - Applied Quantitative Methods              
  • RAG132 - Introduction to Built Environment & Human Settlement
  • RMK153 - Principles of Construction Economics 
  • RAG161 - Building Construction I              
  • REG163 - Theory of Structures I
  • RMS201 - Management Studio I               
  • RMS202 - Management Studio 2              
  • RMK231 - Building and Civil Engineering Quantities          
  • RMK252 - Principles of Project Management
  • RUL274 - Compulsory Practical Training 
  • RMS303 - Management Studio 3              
  • RMS304 - Management Studio 4

B. Elective Courses (36 Units)

  • REG 232 - Land Surveying*          
  • RMK232 - Pricing and Estimating*
  • RMK254 - Legal Studies*              
  • REG261 - Building Services           
  • RAG265 - Building Construction 2             
  • RMK336 - Valuation*     
  • RMK350 - Administrative Law    
  • RMK353 - Property Management            
  • RMK354 - Construction Law*     
  • RMK357 - Land Administration*
  • REG360 - Industrialised Building System (IBS)    
  • REG361 - Methods of Construction*       
  • RMK362 - Construction and Finance Management 1*     
  • RMK363 - Construction Economics*        
  • RMK364 - Construction and Finance Management 2*     

* Recommended courses

Job Prospects

Jobs prospect for graduates of construction management programmes are centered on the three key players of the industry: property developers, consultants, and contractors. Numerous career paths exist for graduates of the BSc HBP CM, some examples of typical entry level opportunities for graduates include the following:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Assitant Construction Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Project Document Controller
  • Project Coordinator
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Contracts Surveyor 
  • Estimator or Quantity Surveyor
  • Assistant Facilities Manager

 

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