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Overview

This course provides participants with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the key elements of construction procurement.

Summary

Study Construction Procurement at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The course aims to provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of the main elements of procurement strategies including consideration of European Union directives on procurement, sustainability, ethical issues and an understanding of the underlying culture of challenges and conflict.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13208

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About this course

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About

The approach to construction procurement is dependent upon the strategic objectives of the client and the critical success factors of the project. Therefore, the decision and implementation of a procurement system and tendering strategy can have a significant impact on the success of the project. Furthermore, the increasing complexity and diversity of procurement systems available locally, nationally and internationally have resulted in the need, for those involved in the procurement process of a project, to have a robust comprehensive understanding of the legislative frameworks, inherent procurement practices and processes and the potential for challenges which may arise. This course will therefore provide participants with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the key elements of construction procurement and to critically assess the strategic importance of procurement in relation to project success.

This course should be of interest to construction industry/related professionals who desire the opportunity to develop and enhance their strategic management abilities to improve organisational and project performance.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework – (1) Professional Report (5000 words) and (2) Presentation (20 minutes)

Attendance

This course requires attendance on four individual days from 9am – 4pm on:

Monday 23 November 2016
Tuesday 24 November 2016
Monday 21 December 2016
Tuesday 22 December 2016

Attendance is also required for the presentation on Monday 9 January 2017.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 23 November 2016
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • 23 November 2016

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£429.15
England, Scotland & Wales:
£429.15
International:
£1,072.35

Fees information

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1617.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680