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Construction Technology and Management

Overview

Holders of this degree have multiple advantage as the curriculum of this course typically is a mixture of engineering mechanics, engineering design, construction management and general science and mathematics. Construction Technology Management explores the overall planning, coordination and control of projects from start to finish. In this course you will discover the scientific principles involved in construction, an understanding of how construction materials behave and the basics of structural mechanics.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This program is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirement

Your qualification should be in either Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics, Building Construction or Technical Drawing.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL)

Mature

• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognized University. 

PhD

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both. 

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

Construction managers work involves planning, directing, coordinating and setting the budget for wide variety of construction projects. Job prospects include;

  • Building control surveyor
  • Building services engineer
  • Building surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estates manager
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Town Planner

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

 

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