Singapore University of Social Sciences

International Construction Project Management

International Construction Project Management (BPM403)


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


  • 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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