Singapore University of Social Sciences

International Construction Project Management (BPM403)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 14 June 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Built Environment

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

BPM403 International Construction Project Management gives an understanding of the global construction markets and characteristics of mega-scale projects. Students will be exposed to the challenges and management of international projects. They will also learn about the internationalization strategies that construction multi-national companies use to venture into markets overseas, in addition to the pitfalls they should avoid and critical success factors to succeed.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • South-East Asian Markets for Construction and Projects
  • Asian Markets for Construction and Projects
  • Emerging Markets for Construction and Projects
  • Developing Markets for Construction and Projects
  • Developed Markets for Construction and Projects
  • Characteristics of Mega-scaled and International Projects
  • Reasons for Internationalization
  • Porter’s Diamond Theory
  • Dunning’s Eclectic Paradigm
  • Challenges of International Project Management
  • Management of International Projects
  • Internationalization strategies

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the uniqueness of international construction markets
  • Deconstruct the challenges of construction projects in different countries and overseas markets
  • Evaluate pitfalls and critical success factors for international project management
  • Differentiate the legal, contractual and other management practices in different construction markets
  • Set up/ organize an international project team
  • Formulate internationalization strategies for construction firm to venture overseas
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