Master of Science in International Construction Management​

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

The main objective of the programme is to develop competent and well-rounded construction managers who will have the skills to source, secure and effectively manage projects in the domestic and international construction market.

The Master of Science (International Construction Management) programme is specially designed to enable graduate engineers, architects and other related professionals to expand their decision-making horizons given the kind of parameters and risks which international construction managers have to confront.

  • Have a good Bachelor degree in Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying or other related disciplines, and have a period of relevant practical experience after obtaining the first degree.

  • TOEFL/IELTS is required for applicants whose Bachelor programme is not conducted in English. Test date must be within 2 years or less from the date of application. The minimum score required is as follows:
    • TOEFL (Paper-based): 600
    • TOEFL (Computer-based): 250
    • TEOFL (Internet-based): 85
    • IELTS (Academic): 6.0

  • GRE/GMAT score is not required for admission.

Intake Period

  • There are two intakes yearly  - the August and January intake.

    • August Intake: Application portal opens from November to January;
    • January Intake: Application portal opens from July to August.
  • Candidates may apply via the "Apply Now" button at the top right of this page when the application period starts.

Application Fee

  • Effective Academic Year 2024 intake onwards, the application has been adjusted to S$50, inclusive of GST.

Programme Structure

  • The programme is available in both full-time study and part-time study.
  • Students must complete 30 AUs (10 Courses), of which 18 AUs must be from the Construction Management curriculum.
  • Eligible students may choose to select Coursework + Dissertation study track from their 2nd semester onwards (eligibility terms apply)
  • Note that a dissertation project is in lieu of 2 courses.

Lesson & Examination Schedule

  • There are two semesters each year. You may refer to the academic calendar here for more information.
  • Classes are conducted on weekday evenings between 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM, unless otherwise informed by your lecturer or indicated in the timetable system. This applies for both full-time and part-time students.
  • Note that examinations are generally scheduled on weekday mornings or afternoons, unless otherwise indicated in the timetable system.

Candidature Period

 Courses allowed per semester Normal / Minimum Candidature Period Maximum Candidature Period
Full-time Study Up to 5 courses
(15 AUs)
1 year (2 semesters) 3 years (6 semesters)
Part-time Study Up to 3 courses
(9 AUs)
2 years (4 semesters) 4 years (8 semesters)

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Title AUs  
CV6212 Construction Management 3  
CV6213 Construction Technology 3  
CV6214 Project Financing 3
CV6215 International Contruction & Marketing 3
CV6216 Techniques of Project Planning & Control 3
CV6217 Information Technology in Construction 3
CV6218 Value Engineering & Managing Quality 3
CV6220 Construction Law 3

Please note that course offerings are subject to review and changes each academic year.

Course Content 

CV6212 Construction Management (3 AUs)

Structure and organization construction industry; Company and project organizational concepts; Construction contracts and professional issues in construction management; Management of the construction process including costing, Estimating and tendering; Technology and application; Case Studies

CV6213 Construction Technology (3 AUs)

Green buildings and sustainable construction; Construction safety and legislation; High-rise building construction & precast concrete technology; Bridge construction; Appraisal and repair of structures; Tunnelling & permanent supports; Dredging & land reclamation; Coastal structures; Basement construction.

CV6214 Project Financing (3 AUs)

Financial and economic evaluation techniques related to Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) infrastructure and construction projects as well as organizations; Project financing and assembling of financial packages to support construction bids; Management of financial risks and taxation relevant to overseas contracts.

CV6215 International Construction & Marketing (3 AUs)

International construction market; Market planning and business development; Strategic planning and management techniques; Construction joint ventures, partnering and strategic alliances; Developing competitive strategies for international construction; Management of international projects; Case studies

CV6216 Techniques of Project Planning & Control (3 AUs)

Techniques for planning and control in managing construction projects; Concepts of network techniques, Resource and cost planning; Operations research methods and Project planning and control.

CV6217 Information Technology in Construction (3 AUs)

Computerized project management systems; Internet technology; Web applications in construction; Data processing and applications in pricing, tendering, scheduling and cost control system; Simulation of construction operations

CV6218 Value Engineering & Managing Quality (3 AUs)

Environmental Management System and ISO 14000; TQM and quality assessment in Singapore’s construction industry; Systems Approach to Value Engineering; Value Engineering in a broader context; case studies.

CV6220 Construction Law (3 AUs)

Basic principles of Contract, Tort and Construction Law; Roles & Obligations of Architects, Engineer & Surveyors; Pricing & Claims Practice; Performance & Completion; Variations; Defects; Delays, Damages & Extension of Time; Case Studies

Tuition Fees

 Full-time Part-time
Tuition fee for AY2024-2025
(based on minimum candidature)
S$ 45,107.20
Tuition fee per semester S$ 22,553.60 S$ 11,276.80

Important things to note:

  • The above fees are based on the shortest candidature period. Additional fees will apply for each semester extended beyond the minimum/normal candidature

    (i.e. if you are enrolling as a full-time student and intend to complete your programme in 2 years instead of the normal period of 1 year, you will be billed S$ 22,553.60 per semester from your 1st to 4th term).
  • Tuition fee is payable each semester regardless of the number of courses registered that term. This is applicable even if the student did not register any course that semester, unless the student has been approved for Leave of Absence (LOA) before the 2nd teaching week of that term.
  • Students who apply LOA or withdraw their candidature after the second teaching week of the semester will be liable for that semester’s fees.
  • Fees listed are inclusive of the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST).

  • The University reserves the right to revise its fees every year without notice. For more information on other applicable fees, click here.

Financial Aid

  • All Singaporeans and Permanent Residents:
    From the academic year starting in 2024, Singaporeans and permanent residents who enrol in self-funded master’s by coursework programmes at NTU will enjoy a $5,000 subsidy, with those in need of financial aid will receive up to $10,000.

  • All NTU Alumni:
    All NTU alumni will receive an additional 10 per cent tuition fee rebate. These initiatives, announced by NTU President Prof Ho Teck Hua at the NTU Alumni Homecoming event, are meant to promote lifelong learning and make postgraduate education more accessible for all.

FlexiMasters in Construction Management

FlexiMasters in Construction Management aims at equipping participants with skills which can be used in the construction industry to aid in project management and other construction activities. Participants will learn to apply the knowledge in technology applications, project management and decision-making techniques to effectively manage projects in the domestic and international construction market. 

Credits earned from FlexiMasters in Construction Management may be recognised in the MSc (International Construction Management) programme, subject to prevailing University’s guidelines and approval. In addition, learners who wish to transfer their course credits into its relevant Master’s programme must ensure their credits meet the current University’s credit transfer policy as follows: 

  • The grade obtained for the course must be at least a C+, unless otherwise stated.
  • The validity period for exemption/ credit transfer of a course is 5 years from the date of award of the course as reflected in the official result slip/transcript.
  • The course must not have been used for exemption/ credit transfer into another programme.  

Please refer here for more information about our FlexiMasters programme.