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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Project Management







M.Sc. Proj. Mngt.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

5 Semesters

Part-time Evening


The degree of Master of Science in Project Management has been developed in response to a demand by those wishing to develop their knowledge and careers in the management of construction projects. The philosophy of the course evolves from a view that project management is primarily concerned with asset delivery and is underpinned by a coherent business plan. It is designed to cover the economic, management, legal and technical knowledge and skills required to successfully negotiate the complex environment of projects from inception to completion.

The course is based on current international developments in the field of construction project management. It features a strong local dimension in terms of the Maltese legal and economic framework, and includes local development regulations, contract law, environmental and occupational legislation that have a critical bearing on construction projects in Malta.

The programme of studies extends over a period of 2 years and includes taught study-units and a dissertation to be completed during the summer semester. Lectures are held in the evening, normally spread over three days a week, except for one study unit which may be held as a one- week intensive course.
LEARNING OUTCOMES The structure and content of this programme of studies is intended to enable students to achieve a set of competencies, which are a mix of technical, professional, legal awareness, interpersonal, business and management skills. The study-units that form part of this programme of studies will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate subject knowledge in the multi faceted knowledge-base that forms the corner stones of construction project management. It provides an opportunity to acquire a skill base rooted in business and management as applied to construction projects, underpinned by familiarity in the application of the legal mores related to contractual obligations surrounding construction projects. The course provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding of the business case drivers of projects to provide reasoned advice on live case studies.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY The number of career opportunities for persons qualified in Project Management is increasing. The MSc qualification in Project Management equips holders to work and be appointed as Project Manager at executive and operational levels on development projects.
COURSE INTENDED FOR The course is intended for those at the beginning of their professional careers as well as persons who have experience in the construction industry and wish to widen and deepen their knowledge as well as gain a formal qualification in the subject.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree from this University with at least Second Class (Honours) in a discipline related to the Built Environment, Architecture, Civil or Structural Engineering, Management, Economics, Accountancy, Law or Engineering or

(b) a Bachelor degree from this University with at least Third Class Honours in the disciplines highlighted in paragraph (a) of this bye-law, if they are also in possession of other qualifications or at least 10 years of relevant work experience, obtained following the first cycle degree. The admission of applicants under this bye-law may be made conditional on the results of an assessment as the Board may deem appropriate.

(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualifications listed in sub-paragraph (a), particularly where the applicant can demonstrate at least 10 years' experience in senior management in the construction field, or membership of a recognized professional chartered institution in the construction field. The admission of applicants under this bye-law may be made conditional on the results of an assessment as the Board may deem appropriate, but which will include an interview.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2013.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 13 May 2017
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Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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