Business Management add-on module
Is designed to provide you with the ability to think about the business side of civil engineering, addressing key principles of accounting, microeconomics, business law, human resource management and project management, and to complement your core technical MSc programme. Crossing all disciplines, it enables you to interact and work with students from our other civil engineering MSc programmes to broaden your appreciation of the wider engineering business, its context and complexity.
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Business Management comprises four discrete units, taught over two terms (Microeconomics and Principles of Accounting in Autumn term, examined at the beginning of January; Project Management and Business Environments-Construction Law in Spring term, examined at the beginning of the Summer Term). Each exam is of two hours duration. Project Management is primarily assessed by hands-on project-based coursework. Each unit also has coursework assessment during term, including individual written work and classroom-based group work.
These options comprise 120 contact hours of study and are taken as an alternative to a corresponding Amount of core engineering study.
We look for good mathematical skills, in particular calculus. We would also look for a strong performance across the board in the first degree, to ensure that the student has a good grounding in the fundamentals, and permit a level of comfort required to switch between the disciplines. This is critical as you will be covering your core MSc material four days per week, and the business management subjects one day per week.