Why Construction Management Courses?
The construction industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors in the world, with the global construction output expected to reach US$15.2 trillion by 2030. This represents an increase of US$4.5 trillion between 2020 and 20301, indicating a strong and sustained demand for construction services globally.
In Singapore, construction demand is also likely to remain positive in the near future. Based on projections by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), demand is expected to be between S$25 billion and S$32 billion annually between 2024 and 20272.
This expanding sector demands qualified graduates with relevant skill sets and specialised technical know-how to handle complex projects and support the industry’s growth. If you seek a career in the built environment sector, the suite of degrees in construction management offered at PSB Academy is a worthy consideration. As a discerning individual, you may wonder: how do PSB Academy’s bachelor’s degree courses give me a competitive edge?
Why PSB Academy’s Construction Management Courses?
When it comes to construction management, professionals are often required to manage onsite projects and work directly with materials, techniques, and engineers. Given this requirement, hands-on experience becomes essential for aspiring construction managers looking to enter the industry, and this is where PSB Academy’s courses shine.
1. Opportunities for Hands-On Training in Construction Management
At PSB Academy, we are proud to offer a wide range of construction or quantity surveying courses with the following:
- Full/part-time learning options,
- Accessible City Campus near City Hall, Esplanade and Promenade MRT Stations, and
- Conducive learning environment with computer laboratories equipped with the Autodesk suite
With the flexibility to choose a part-time programme and the convenience of travel, you will be empowered to pursue internship opportunities that give you crucial work experience. Most importantly, our degree programmes also go beyond theoretical instruction to incorporate practical components.
For instance, you can participate in site visits, field trips, and live assessments and receive hands-on training in BIM (Building Information Modelling) using the Autodesk software. Through these different ways, you can be assured that you have ample opportunities to engage in experiential learning to develop skills that benefit your future career in construction management.
2. Exclusive Networking Events and Construction Management Workshops
The advantages do not stop here. Under our construction management course, you will also receive a one-year Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) student membership. This grants exclusive access to engineering networking events, seminars, and training workshops.
Students may also wish to further expand their professional networks across STEM industries through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Singapore Computer Science Society (SCS) Student Chapters. With these invaluable resources, you can expand your learning under the guidance of experienced industry experts while building connections that will help you flourish in your future role.
IES organises the National Engineers Day (NED) every year, which includes a series of conferences, networking sessions, workshops and a competition among student-led teams. IES Student Chapter members are not only able to partake in these activities, but may also be directly involved in organising this nationwide event. This allows them to work with engineering students from other tertiary institutions (such as NUS, NTU, polytechnics and ITEs), and interact with industry practitioners and specialists, broadening their learning beyond the classroom, and enabling them to expand their professional network.This year, IES launched its IES Green Plan 2030, which focuses heavily on sustainable development, resulting in even more participation opportunities for student members in sustainability-driven events and initiatives.
3. World-Class Education in Construction Management
At PSB Academy, we also take great pride in our commitment to providing students with exceptional educational opportunities. One of the ways we achieve this is by partnering with renowned institutions like Coventry University, which boasts an impressive reputation as one of the top 51 universities in the United Kingdom.
Our joint efforts have resulted in the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Construction Management and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management programmes. These courses have been thoughtfully structured to offer a balance of technical skills and cutting-edge digital and technological knowledge. By equipping students with this unique blend of expertise, we position them as future-ready employees staged for success in the ever-evolving world of construction.
Under the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, you can also expand your skills in two key construction-related disciplines. This allows you to provide more comprehensive service and deliver greater value to future clients.
4. STEM Education and Sustainability
With the current industry focus on sustainability and the environment, some of Coventry University’s construction courses are designed to align with this market need. Specifically, it includes a dedicated module on Sustainability and Innovation in Construction, which trains students to design and implement sustainable solutions within construction projects. Equipped with skills to meet the demands of the industry, the programme helps students to stand out in the job market.
Build Your Future in Construction Management with PSB Academy
With a course curriculum rich in real-world applications and the use of industry-relevant tools taught by a stellar team of instructors, enrolling in PSB Academy’s construction management course makes an invaluable investment in your future. Let us help you achieve your career aspirations today: enrol in our construction management degree programme or reach out to our team to learn more about life in PSB Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Management
1. What is the study of construction management?
The study of construction management involves learning topics such as contract and project management, construction technology and construction law, among others.
2. What is the difference between construction management and project management?
The role of a construction manager mainly involves supervising construction activities at the job site. In contrast, a project manager’s role is broader. The management of other aspects of a project, such as the selection of the land, land procurement, hiring and meeting with clients, may also be part of their responsibilities.
3. Is construction management similar to civil engineering?
Construction management and civil engineering are related but have different focuses. Civil engineering involves the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment. Meanwhile, construction management focuses on acquiring skills in areas like overseeing the planning, design, and execution of construction projects through technical modules such as Land and Building Surveying and Construction Materials.
In addition to this, students also acquire highly transferable skills through modules like Project Administration, Contract Management, and Law for Construction Professionals. These enable students to attain a well-rounded set of industry-relevant knowhow.
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