MSc in Structural Design and Construction Management of Kingston University London is designed for graduate civil and, or structural engineers with developing careers in the construction industry who aspire to move into senior management positions in structural design practice and / or management of construction projects. It is a unique course both in terms of its delivery that is designed for part time students in full employment and, its combination of subjects that open the horizons of employment in either consulting engineering practices or construction contracting organizations. The course is also ideal for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry as it would enhance their employability potential.
The course provides a strategic overview of construction management issues as well as a deep and broad knowledge of advanced structural engineering. The structural engineering part includes structural design of standard and innovative structures and substructures using modern materials, state-of-the-art techniques and latest codes of practice. The management part covers financial, legal and contractual problems associated with the construction process and, application of management techniques and contract administration in the supervision of construction projects.
The research dissertation enables students to conduct a sustained, in-depth, original research related to complex theoretical arguments within a technical field of the construction industry.