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Study construction management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying construction management as an international student.

Construction management degrees abroad

Construction managers are responsible for overseeing the planning, organization, and delivery of commercial, industrial, and domestic construction projects.

As well as developing a sound understanding of construction processes and stages, you’ll become an effective leader. You’ll learn how to get the best out of your team so that projects are completed safely, efficiently, on time, and within budget. You’ll apply your knowledge across a range of briefs and settings, helping you to become a versatile and well-rounded construction professional.

Construction is a global business. Construction managers are often required to work overseas and liaise with clients, suppliers, and subcontractors across borders. Studying abroad will help you hone the cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills that you’ll need to start a successful international career.

Construction management program structure

Undergraduate degrees in construction management are usually offered as a BSc and require at least three years of full-time study. However, most courses also include an additional 12-month industry placement year, so it’s more common for programs to last four years.

Construction management is also available as a one or two-year master’s program, depending on whether you study on a full or part-time basis. To gain a place on the MSc, you’ll need to have an undergraduate degree in construction management or a related field, like engineering, project management, or human resources.

If you’re still keen to learn more after completing an MSc, you can opt to pursue a PhD. This research-based qualification usually takes between four and seven years to finish.

Construction management programs are typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical labs, hands-on workshops, and tutorials. Some universities will also organize guest presentations from industry professionals and visits to various construction sites.

Each module will be assessed slightly differently, but you’ll probably encounter exams, essays, presentations, practical assessments, and independent projects.

What’s covered on your construction management program will depend on your university and country of study. However, most courses will provide students with a solid grounding in these core areas:

  • Introduction to the built environment
  • Structures, materials, and construction methods
  • Construction management and site investigation
  • Construction law
  • Construction technology
  • Contracts and procurement
  • Construction and financial management
  • Sustainability and environmental management

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Construction management study abroad programs

Construction management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in construction management

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    Construction Management - BSc Florida International University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,566 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Construction Management - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Technology Management: Construction Management and Design - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Construction Management and Engineering - BSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,986 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Construction Management - BSc National University, USA
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,320 USD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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Associate in construction management

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    Construction Management - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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    Construction Management - ASc Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Construction Management Technology - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Certificate in construction management

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    Construction Management - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Pathway in construction management

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    Construction Management (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Construction management graduate programs

Master's in construction management

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    Construction Management - MSc Manhattan College, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,620 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,620 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Technology Management - Construction Management - MSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    International Project Management (Energy, Construction Management, Oil and Gas) - MSc Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,777 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,980 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Construction Management - MSc Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    38,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,876 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Construction Management - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    15 months
    Annual tuition fee
    25,118 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,118 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Doctorate in construction management

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    Construction Management and Economics - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,873 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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Certificate in construction management

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    Construction Management - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,087 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Future construction management careers

Your skills in problem-solving, organization, and leadership will make you a stand-out candidate for several roles across the fast-paced construction industry.

Here are some of the most popular career paths pursued by graduates:

  • Construction manager
  • Site manager
  • Estimator
  • Civil engineer
  • Project manager
  • Surveyor
  • Contractor
  • Construction consultant

If you’re unsure of how to land your dream job, arrange to speak with your university’s career service. They can support you if you’re considering postgraduate study or looking for work experience. They can also help you perfect your resume and improve your interview skills.