Construction companies across the world are calling out for project managers to lead their next big developments – and students graduating from our fully Online MSc in Construction Project Management are well positioned to step up and fill these roles.
NTU has an industry-wide reputation for the quality of its students and 96% of our postgraduates are either employed or enrolled in further study within 6 months of graduating. These factors are big plus-points for many who join the Online MSc course.
Graduates in high places
It’s not difficult to find evidence of NTU’s effectiveness in helping students achieve their professional goals in construction. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers with some of the industry’s biggest firms, including JLL (Switzerland), Turner & Townsend, National Grid and Balfour Beatty.
Students have also stepped into a range of positions after completing their courses, including construction project manager, cost manager, site manager and senior project manager.
As well as being a source of inspiration and confidence for aspiring project managers, these graduates form part of a growing global alumni network of industry professionals who can provide advice to our online students.
“Personally, I find listening to the interactive videos of other professionals who are working in the industry very interesting, informative and relevant,” explains one of our Online MSc Construction Project Management students.
“It serves as a constant reminder that the practical challenges which we are addressing throughout the module are current and the knowledge can therefore be taken into consideration during our daily interaction at work.”
Network while you study
Our Online MSc provides an extra layer of value by bringing together professionals not just from across the industry, but from around the world.
The online student body represents 61 different countries, and those on construction-related courses have an average of ten years’ experience in the industry. This international exposure, which is unique to online learning, helps students gain a truly global view of the sector that will be invaluable to its biggest employers.
Students from the UK can learn how construction works in Africa and the Middle East, for example, and those joining the course from overseas gain crucial insight into the sector in the UK and Europe. This is especially useful in an industry where the laws around health and safety can vary so much from one country or region to the next.
A course delivered by industry leaders
It’s not just the students that have valuable knowledge and global perspectives to share. Our online MSc is delivered by an industry-renowned team with a wealth of hands-on experience in the sector, and this is a major benefit for those who join the course.
Through the faculty, students have regular contact with a wealth of experienced professionals from across the field, as well as their fellow students. “The best feature of the online course is that you are not alone, there is a really good amount of interaction between you, the Module Tutor and with other students on the course. If you want to interact with other students then you have the opportunity to do so,” explains Orlando Catinari, Online MSc Construction Project Management student.
This also means the materials used on the course – video lecture content, case studies and interactive assignments, for example – are based not just on theory but on real, practical experience.
Support for your next steps
The gap between education and career success in the construction sector is also shortened by our Employability team, who provide personalised and specialist career advice for students planning their next steps after graduation.
With dedicated support, invaluable industry links, a strong reputation across the sector and guidance from those who’ve been there and done it before, it’s no wonder so many of our students go on to forge successful careers in construction.
To find out more about the opportunities the Online MSc in Construction Project Management could create for you, fill in our information request form today.