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Online Lean Project Production

Construction Management CPD
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Starting: 4 January 2021
  • Course duration: Eight weeks

Explore the philosophy-based approach that requires a new way of thinking and a new culture in the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure.


This eight-week Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course is the ideal introduction to lean project management.

Delivered by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, this online course covers the concept of lean thinking and how it applies to construction and design in a national and international context.

Throughout the course you will be introduced to project simulations and real-life examples. Learn the benefits of transforming projects and organisations in accordance with lean project management.

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After successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • identify and critically discuss basic attributes of lean construction theory and elements of a lean enterprise
  • critically evaluate implications of lean construction for various stakeholders
  • design and develop construction project delivery systems from a customer perspective.

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.

Any questions?

Speak to a member of our team to find out more.

What you'll study

This course will cover:

  • an overview of the history and development of lean thinking and the differences between manufacturing and construction
  • production and lean construction theory
  • value, the customer, waste and a new mind set Lean design and design management
  • The Last Planner® system
  • lean project production systems.

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 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 to transfer to the full online MSc in Construction Project Management after completing this course, please speak to your Student Services Co-ordinator.

*Prices are subject to change each academic year.

The fee for this CPD course is £995*. Course fees must be paid in full 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 to transfer to the full online MSc in Construction Project Management after completing this course, please speak to your Student Services Co-ordinator.

*Prices are subject to change each academic year.

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