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Construction Management CPD
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Starting: 25 October 2021
  • Course duration: Eight weeks

Study the organisational and management environments in the construction industry, and the people within it. During this eight-week Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, you will discuss the historical bases from which management theory has developed and how historical perspectives have influenced contemporary thought.


With links to construction companies worldwide, the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment is key to supporting your progress to senior management.

This course will allow you to critically evaluate contemporary and emergent management theory and practice along with current and evolving human resource management philosophy.

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After successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • review the historical bases from which management theory has developed and show how historical perspective has influenced contemporary thought
  • critically discuss the contribution which national and international management thought can make to the development of individual management performance
  • examine current and evolving human resource management philosophy within an international context
  • evaluate human resource issues at management and operative levels within corporate and project arenas, both nationally and internationally.

At the end of the eight-week course, you will be awarded a CPD certificate.

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute ten credits towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to follow the credit route you must mention this on your application form.

Successful completion of this course does not mean automatic entry to the MSc Construction Project Management course (you will need to submit a new application). Find out more about the online MSc in Construction Project Management.

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What you'll study

This course will cover:

  • organisational theory and practice, and the design and work of organisations and organisational systems for national and international construction
  • organisational management, leadership, groups, structures, conflict and organisational change
  • human resource planning and management, and its relationship with the corporate mission, objectives and strategies
  • effectively utilising human resources, covering topics such as management and operative skills and creating productive working environments.

How you’re taught

Our eight-week CPD construction classes are 100% online, giving you the flexibility and convenience to study around your work schedule and personal commitments.

You’ll learn through ‘Engage’, which is our powerful, easy-to-use Learning Management System. This brings the course material to life, while offering you access to the same challenging curriculum, award-winning lecturers and support services as our campus-based degrees.

Best of all, because online learning is truly global, it brings you into close contact with a community of like-minded learners from all corners of the world.

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in a construction or industry-related subject. Alternatively, you should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

The ideal candidate is likely to be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and co-ordinating projects.

You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in a construction or industry-related subject. Alternatively, you should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

The ideal candidate is likely to be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and co-ordinating projects.

If English is not your first language, supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

How to apply

To apply, you will need to:

  • complete a student registration form (request one by emailing your recruitment coordinator or admissions@online.ntu.ac.uk)
  • supply an up-to-date CV highlighting any skills that may support your application.
  • submit a photocopy of your most recent degree certificate from your previous institution.
  • if English is not your first language, supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

To apply, you will need to:

  • complete a student registration form (request one by emailing your recruitment coordinator or admissions@online.ntu.ac.uk)
  • supply an up-to-date CV highlighting any skills that may support your application.
  • submit a photocopy of your most recent degree certificate from your previous institution.
  • if English is not your first language, supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this CPD course is £995*. Course fees must be paid in full by card before enrolling, via a secure payment link.

Construction class fees include access to our online learning platform (Engage), course materials and digital reading materials. Fees do not include any personal expenses for new technical equipment or office supplies.

If you would like to apply for the full online MSc in Construction Project Management after completing this course, please speak to your Student Services Co-ordinator. The cost of the full masters will be based on the deducted value of passed modules.

*Prices are subject to change each academic year.

The fee for this CPD course is £995*. Course fees must be paid in full by card before enrolling, via a secure payment link.

Construction class fees include access to our online learning platform (Engage), course materials and digital reading materials. Fees do not include any personal expenses for new technical equipment or office supplies.

If you would like to apply for the full online MSc in Construction Project Management after completing this course, please speak to your Student Services Co-ordinator. The cost of the full masters will be based on the deducted value of passed modules.

*Prices are subject to change each academic year.

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