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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Study programme syllabus for
Associated to: TKSAM
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-20 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2021/2022

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Civil Engineering, Building Engineering, Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Surveying or Industrial Engineering and Management.

General organization:


The overall aim of the master's programme Design and Construction Project Management (MPDCM) is to support students in acquiring knowledge and skills required to manage organizations and projects in the built environment. The program is designed to cover the whole building process, including briefing, design, construction and facilities management, and to give students an understanding of the complexity of this process and the diversity of the actors and stakeholders that take part in this process. It involves understanding the characteristics of organizations, various organizational processes and how organizations are linked to the environment.


Learning outcome:

The main learning outcomes are:
- The student shall understand the construction sector and the construction process as a whole, the different organizational structures used and the need for development and change regarding ways of working, cooperation, organizing and relationships to society.
- The student shall understand the relationship between organizations with a long term perspective and the network of temporary project organizations.
- The students shall be able to manage teams and individuals. This involves primarily training and knowledge related to organizational culture, leadership, team-work, collaborative relations and communication.
- The student shall be able to apply theories, methods and tools to organizations and projects.

To support the students' process of developing lifelong learning capabilities, communication and professional skills additional learning outcomes are to:
- Integrate theory and practice by close cooperation with firms and other organizations.
- Apply a broad repertoire of problem solving methods and techniques.
- Focus on problematization, formulation and solving of problems through process based pedagogy, where dialogue and writing are central tools for reflection and learning.
- Integrate content, language and development of generic capabilities in the students' work.
- Adopt a research oriented and scientific approach by developing an analytical and critical stance towards the relationship between cause and effect.


Extent: 120.0 c



The master's thesis work (30 credits) should deal with a clearly defined topic within the field of Design and Construction Project Management and can be carried out together with industry or as a research project.


Courses valid the academic year 2021/2022:

See study programme


Accredited to the following programmes the accademic year 2021/2022:

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering



 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a main field of study 60 credits
Passed advanced level courses at Chalmers (degree project can be included) comprising at least 45 credits
Passed advanced level courses (degree project can be included) comprising at least 90 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Civil and Environmental Engineering are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Main field of study:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Other information:

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