INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION THROUGH A POSTGRADUATE EUROPEAN MASTER DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
1 Politechnika Warszawska (POLAND)
2 Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
3 Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas (LITHUANIA)
4 Universidade do Minho (PORTUGAL)
5 Politechnika Poznańska (POLAND)
6 The Chartered Institute of Building (UNITED KINGDOM)
7 Polish Association of Building Managers (POLAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The Leonardo da Vinci programme, financed by the European Union, encourages international projects focused on education and recognition of professional qualifications. The project “MBA in Construction - Postgraduate European Common Studies in Construction Project Management” aims to create common postgraduate studies at the Master of Science level among several European universities (Warsaw University of Technology, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Technical University of Valencia, Poznan University of Technology, and the University of Minho) supported by professional associations (the Chartered Institute of Building and the Polish Association of Building Managers). This project deepens the ideas of Directive 89/48/EWG, which will lead to the creation of a proper European system of comparison, certification and mutual recognition of managerial qualifications in construction. The project is based on several successfully finished projects which enabled the creation of a set of nineteen construction managers’ manuals. As a result of this project, new postgraduate studies for construction managers will be created by constituting a common platform for managerial knowledge. Results of the project will improve didactic process and qualifications recognition of European Union managers in construction. The modules of studies include: IT support for construction projects, cost and time management, site management, risk and value management, management of infrastructure projects, human resources management in construction, health and safety, environmental and quality management, procurement and marketing, and legal aspects in construction.
Keywords: Common Knowledge, Construction, Contents, European Union, Master Degree, Project Management.