Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours)

This is a multi-discipline programme designed to provide essential academic base in the discipline of construction management, quality surveying and property development needed in the construction industry. This programme focuses on planning, co-ordination and control of the construction project from inception till completion stage; managing financial issues of the project; managing the production of design, tender, contract and construction drawing including tender and contract documents; managing the selection of appropriate procurement system, contractual arrangement and tendering method which satisfies the client’s needs in term of time, cost, quality and legal aspects; and managing the contractual issues based on general contract principles of Building Contract as well as general legal principles of Contract Law, Sale of Goods Act and Law of Tort.

Programme:
Construction Management and Economics (Honours) (3 Years)

Career Prospects:
Upon completion of the programme, graduates can be employed as supervisory, executive and/or managerial levels personnel in managing the real property development projects from inception to post construction stages in construction and/or property development firms.

The Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours) programme has the following four Programme Educational Objectives, to be achieved 3 to 5 years upon completion of the programme:

  1. To produce graduates who are well grounded with essential technical and managerial knowledge in the field of construction. (knowledge)
  2. To produce graduates who are leaders, creative and effective problem solvers in resolving issues pertaining to construction technology, legal, economics, environmental and social aspects within the built environment. (practical skills) (thinking and scientific skills) (Leadership skills)
  3. To produce graduates who are responsible and effective team players with strong interpersonal and communication skills and possess the right attitude with ethical values that enables them to execute their work professionally in the construction industry (communication skills) (Social skills, teamwork and responsibility) (Values, ethics, moral and professionalism)
  4. To produce graduates with entrepreneurial skills and ability to establish and manage their own construction firm and continuously upskill themselves in pursuit of their personal development. (Information management and lifelong learning) (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)

Upon completion of the programme, the graduates should be able to:

  1. Apply essential knowledge in construction technology, construction economics, management, health & safety, legal and environmental aspects acquired into practice. (knowledge)
  2. Retrieve and use data from surveying and laboratory equipment and utilise computer software for construction, planning, scheduling, estimating and tendering purposes. (practical skills)
  3. Critically analyse and use innovative and scientific approach to solve problems encountered during construction process or for continuous improvements. (thinking and scientific skills)
  4. Communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms, with and without the use of ICT tools in construction projects. (communication skills)
  5. Apply interpersonal skills in managing people and other stakeholders, work independently and participate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in the construction industry (Social skills, teamwork and responsibility)
  6. Demonstrate professional ethics and moral values in managing construction processes. (Values, ethics, moral and professionalism)
  7. Manage and control personal learning plans to inculcate life-long learning; record achievements, reflective evaluation and plan for future implementation. (Information management and lifelong learning)
  8. Apply managerial skills in planning, organising, monitoring and controlling construction projects and possess entrepreneurship skills to identify potential business opportunities. (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)
  9. Demonstrate leadership skills essential for leading construction teams, projects and firms. (Leadership skills)
  • Principles of Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Project Planning, Programming and Production
  • Management of Building Production
  • Site Management
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Economics
  • Construction Economics
  • Advanced Construction Economics
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Construction Materials
  • Civil Engineering Construction Technology
  • Structural Studies
  • Prices Analysis for Construction Works
  • Measurement and Contract Documentation
  • Environmental Science and Building Services
  • Mechanical and Electrical Services
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Contract Administration
  • Principles of Law
  • Land Development Law
  • Building By-Laws, Acts and Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • IT and CAD
  • Software Application for Built Environment
  • Site Surveying
  • Integrated Projects
  • Research Methodology
  • Project and Dissertation
  • Industrial Training
             Total Credit: 131