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Master's degree in Building Construction Management

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Building Construction Management

General details

Duration and start date
1.5 academic years, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
During the 2020-2021 academic year, students who are unable to attend in person at the beginning of the academic year will be given the opportunity to stream classes.
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs, €2,490 (€3,735 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction
Spanish

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Location
Barcelona School of Building Construction (EPSEB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

Admission

General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Admission criteria
  • Academic record
  • Professional curriculum vitae
  • Knowledge of English, Level B1 (optional)
  • Candidates who are not native speakers of Spanish must provide proof of having attained Level B2.
Places
30
Pre-enrolment
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).


How to pre-enrol
Enrolment
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Directors, managers and persons in charge of business management teams in the building construction sector.
  • Directors and project managers in building construction.
  • Quantity surveyors.
  • Directors and persons in charge of buildings' energy management.
  • Directors and persons in charge of asset management and maintenance.
Competencies

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competencies
Upon completion of the master’s degree, students will have acquired the following specific competencies:
  • They will know how to apply techniques for analysing resource planning in building construction firms.
  • They will know how to implement information systems in companies.
  • They will be able to manage strategic and infrastructure planning and programming and apply them to the management, planning and control of operations.
  • They will know how to apply techniques for auditing construction processes in the areas of quality, safety and the environment.
  • They will be able to implement resource management models in building construction firms.
  • They will be able to analyse a firm's financial and accounting operations, particularly in the building construction sector.
  • They will be able to identify the strategic management models used in building construction firms.
  • They will know how to apply strategic and operational aspects of production planning techniques.
  • They will be able to carry out real-estate valuations and appraisals of non-complex assets.
  • They will be able to design systems of indicators for building construction processes.
  • They will be able to analyse and apply cost control systems.
  • They will be able to analyse management models that are appropriate to the building construction process.
  • They will be able to implement standardised integral management systems (quality, safety and the environment).
  • They will be able to carry out reliability analyses and life-cycle studies of buildings and their components.
  • They will be able to manage a building's energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and reduce running costs.
  • They will be able to integrate the competencies acquired in Building Construction Management in their master’s theses.

Curriculum

Subjects ECTS credits Type
First semester

Assessments of Real Estate Obre PDF

Assessments of Real Estate

5 Compulsory

Business Administration Obre PDF

Business Administration

5 Compulsory

Contracting and International Trade Obre PDF

Contracting and International Trade

5 Compulsory

Financial Management Obre PDF

Financial Management

5 Compulsory

Integrated Management Prl, Q & Ma Obre PDF

Integrated Management Prl, Q & Ma

5 Compulsory

Process and Projects Management.Pmi Obre PDF

Process and Projects Management.Pmi

5 Compulsory
Second semester

Building Energetic Management Obre PDF

Building Energetic Management

5 Compulsory

Geographic Information Systems Applied to Urban Planning and Building (Gis and Bim) Obre PDF

Geographic Information Systems Applied to Urban Planning and Building (Gis and Bim)

5 Optional

Industrial Techniques and Processes in Construction Obre PDF

Industrial Techniques and Processes in Construction

5 Optional

Management Skills Obre PDF

Management Skills

5 Optional

Mediation and Conflict Management Obre PDF

Mediation and Conflict Management

5 Optional

Models and Decision Tools Obre PDF

Models and Decision Tools

5 Optional

Real Estate Management. Fm Obre PDF

Real Estate Management. Fm

5 Compulsory

Real Estate Marketing Obre PDF

Real Estate Marketing

5 Optional

Smart Cities Obre PDF

Smart Cities

5 Optional
Third semester

Human Resources Obre PDF

Human Resources

5 Optional

Lean Construction: Principles and Techniques for Its Application Obre PDF

Lean Construction: Principles and Techniques for Its Application

5 Optional

Statistics Applied to Making Decisions Obre PDF

Statistics Applied to Making Decisions

5 Optional

Strategic Direction Obre PDF

Strategic Direction

5 Optional

Urban Management Obre PDF

Urban Management

5 Optional

Master's Thesis Obre PDF

Master's Thesis

15 Project