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Construction Enterprise Management


The MSc in Construction Enterprise Management is part of the Division of Civil Engineering's extensive programme of postgraduate studies and research. The course builds on the Division's renowned research expertise and industrial experience in current aspects of civil engineering.

Closing date: For entry Sept 2014, apply before 18th July 2014, if you need a visa to study in the UK

Why study Construction Enterprise Management at Dundee?

We are one of the top civil engineering departments in the UK as determined by recent national league tables. The Guardian 2012 University Guide placed us 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK. We provide a friendly and informal teaching and learning environment, with a high staff-student ratio and an excellent employment record for our graduates.

Our staff are constantly seeking to meet new challenges and opportunities within the areas of civil, structural and environmental engineering. Our programmes are research-led, and therefore develop continuously to reflect leading-edge technology and current and emerging needs of the profession.

Professional Accreditation: ICE/IStructE

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Visit the Joint Board of Moderators homepage for further information.

What's so good about Construction Enterprise Management at Dundee?

Key benefits of the programme include:

  • Combination of core modules providing skills generic to engineering and research, and specialist modules providing in-depth and advanced knowledge
  • Access to advanced world-class experimental and computational facilities and staff expertise
  • Industry or research related project in a wide range of areas such as developing high strength foam concrete, development of carbonation resistance, high performance concrete, use of novel materials in concrete

Our sponsors and partners

Research in Construction & Project Management is sponsored by the EPSRC and industry in roughly equal measure. Industrial collaborators include the UK's largest contractor (Skanska), consulting engineers (W S Atkins), and residential social landlord (Home Group).

Our Construction Management Research Unit (CMRU) leads a consortium, known as SUE-MoT, comprising Loughborough, St Andrews and Glasgow Caledonian Universities, that has been awarded £1.5m from the EPSRC in the last two years.

The Unit is also a leading academic partner in the newly established Scottish Construction Centre with funding of £2.7m from Scottish Enterprise, and has been commissioned by ConstructionSkills to develop national labour coefficients and a labour forecasting tool.

Who should study this course?

This course is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.

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Teaching & Assessment

This course is taught by staff in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.

The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.

How you will be taught

Modules are taught via lectures and tutorials.

What you will study

Core Modules
These provide skills generic to engineering and research. The three modules are:

Specialist Modules
The specialist modules provide in-depth and advanced knowledge, and build upon our recognised expertise in concrete technology. These cover the following topics:

Research Project
The research project accounts for half of the programme and gives you the opportunity to benefit from, and contribute to our research. At the end of the project students submit a dissertation based on their research.

How you will be assessed

The course is assessed by coursework and examination.


There is a continuing demand for civil engineers particularly in the energy and water sectors and the skills of the civil engineer are highly portable in the multi-disciplinary engineering sectors. The latest Institution of Civil Engineers Salary Survey for the UK (2010) indicates that the average total income of its senior members is nearly £100k, while that of recent graduates is £27.5k.

We are proud of our achievements in graduate employment. The blend of science, technology and management education and training gained in a unique learning environment that is both challenging and friendly, makes our graduates attractive to employers in civil engineering and a wider range of sectors.

Graduates from Dundee have gone on to achieve high level positions in most sectors of the profession. These include consulting engineers and contractors, the offshore industry and research organisations.

Entry Requirements

We will complete this from information previously supplied. Includes English language requirements.

Fees and Funding

Academic Year Home/EU Overseas
2014-15 £3,800 £15,500

Sources of Funding

Information about the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics scholarships can be found on the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics scholarships webpage.

Other sources of funding for postgraduate students can be found on our Scholarships webpage.

Living Costs

  • Dundee is ranked as one of the most affordable places for students to live in the UK, and the cost of living is around 15% cheaper than the UK average.
  • Increasing numbers of students are successfully undertaking part-time work to supplement their income. You can get advice from our Careers Service, both about job opportunities and how to find a suitable study/work/life balance. EU and international students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.
  • As a student in Scotland, you have free access to the National Health Service. Visits to doctors and hospitals, as well as prescriptions, sight tests and dental checkups, are available free of charge.

Your Application

Apply online to start in 2012 via UKPASS.

From 2013 the course will be renamed MSc Construction & Project Management, apply via UKPASS.


Course Contact

Dr R I Mackie
Civil Engineering
School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics
University of Dundee

Telephone: 01382 384702 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 384702 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 384816 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 1382 384816 (from outside the UK)


Admissions Contact

Postgraduate Admissions
Admissions and Student Recruitment
University of Dundee

Telephone: 01382 384 384 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 384 384 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 385 500 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 1382 385 500 (from outside the UK)