Become an expert in managing large construction projects, combining both management and digital skills.
What does it take to make buildings more sustainable? How can you deal with many different and sometimes opposing stakeholders within a large construction project – from suppliers to governments to citizens? And how can you monitor the performance of bridge structures in a smart and efficient way to carry out maintenance in time, diminishing costs and risks of failure? Managing large construction projects can be a complex task, especially now that digitalisation is revolutionising the construction industry drastically. There is a great need for managers who can deal with this growing complexity, by combining management and digital skills. The specialisation in Construction Management & Engineering (CME) centres on the management of large projects within the construction industry, focusing on both the engineering and organisational aspects of construction processes.
As a student of this specialisation, you can choose between two different profiles:
The 21st-century construction industry is changing fast and growing more and more complex – facing many challenges at once. Think of complicated supply chains and resource shortages, advances in technologies, ageing infrastructure as well as the need for sustainable, futureproof buildings and infrastructure. In this specialisation, you will learn how to deal with this complexity and oversee all processes involved in large construction projects, from the design and construction phase to the maintenance phase to eventually the demolition phase. You will be able to visualise, simulate, and enhance construction processes, using state-of-the-art models and technologies.
The scope of this specialisation is very wide, encompassing the breadth of the field of construction management and engineering. From decision-making and financial management to procurement strategies and tendering and from materials selection to maintenance planning, you will gain all insights you need to be able to manage large construction projects. As a student, you will come across topics such as project and process management, circularity and sustainability, supply chain and digitisation, asset and value management, procurement, and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Did you know that you can also follow this specialisation as a separate master’s?
If you choose to follow the 4TU Master’s in Construction Management & Engineering, you will not only be registered as a student at the University of Twente but also at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology, enabling you to follow courses at all three universities. Completing this programme will earn you a master’s degree in Construction Management & Engineering, instead of a degree in Civil Engineering & Management. Find out more on the website of the Master’s in Construction Management & Engineering.
As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
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