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Construction Project Management 

This programme is at NQF Level 9 and it has been designed for participants who want to develop their Construction Project Management knowledge and skills at postgraduate level without leaving their employment. This two-year part-time programme incorporates 'blended learning', where technology and traditional modes of delivery are effectively merged.

While it is open to NQF Level 8 degree holders from construction related disciplines (e.g. Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction Management), it is also open to those with either NQF Level 7 qualifications or Professional Body qualifications in addition to relevant work experience.

Completing this programme and gaining the MSc qualification should enable the successful participants to perform at a higher level in the Irish and International Construction Industry and generally enhance their overall career prospects.

The programme is currently accredited by the CIOB and SCSI for candidates with the relevant prior qualifications.

Programme Aims

  • Develop a deep understanding of and competence in the key project management processes in a construction environment;
  • Develop the participants’ research knowledge and capabilities, thus enabling their application to the management of projects, innovation and continuous improvement in the construction industry.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Management of Projects 1 Management of Projects 2
Economics & the Construction Sector Strategic Management
Financial Management Management of People
Construction Law ICT for Construction
Professional Development & Effectiveness Sustainability and the Built Environment
Research Methodology Dissertation

Construction Project Management Entry Requirements

The normal minimum expected entry requirement for the MSc in Construction Project Management will be a cognate accredited NFQ Level 8 Honours 2.2. Engineering or Science Degree.

Entry to the programmes may also be allowed via the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis. This robust RPL process demonstrates that the candidate’s prior learning (education and experiential) has achieved outcomes commensurate with accredited Level 8 programme outcomes.

Each RPL applicant must submit of a portfolio of evidence that maps the prior learning against the required Level 8 outcomes. This portfolio is reviewed by the Programme Leader and Head of Department and is supplemented by an interview.

All applications should be made via the online facility at  

International Students

International Students are advised to contact the SETU Waterford International Office before submitting an application via PAC. The International Office staff will give guidelines on how to apply and use PAC. The International also assists the Programme Leader and the Head of Department in their assessment of each International applicant’s educational qualifications and suitability for the programme.

This includes a detailed review of all relevant documentation and in many cases interviews (e.g. via Skype). The minimum English Language Entry requirements are an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6 with at least a 6 in each IELTS component.

Teaching and Learning

This two year version of the programme is delivered through a blend of traditional methods (lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, projects) and e-learning.Students will typically be required to attend SETU Waterford for 15 days during the year on 6 occasions of 2 or 3 days duration (all day Thursday & Friday and some Saturday mornings). Students will also use the university’s Learning Management System 'Moodle' and engage in online interaction. The teaching of some modules will be supplemented by problem-based material that will enable a more flexible and bespoke teaching and learning experience.

Full time programme

The programme is also available as a one year full time programme.


Course Leader

Ms Anne Marie O'Connor

Lecturer - MSc Construction Project Management Programme Leader -

Call: +35351834035

Email: [email protected]