Risk Management in Construction

EQF Level 7

6 Credits (ECTS)

Risk Management in Construction

May 2022
Module Type
AED 970
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)

Module Description

Risk management in the Construction industry has evolved significantly over the past years. This module provides an in-depth understanding of the best practices based on different views and practitioners’ experiences. The module provides the knowledge and skills required to analyse and mitigate against any risk that arises over the life cycle of a construction project to keep the project on track and in line with pre-determined goals. Managing risk should be primarily a proactive exercise, it should take part of the planning process to identify and quantify risks and put in place safeguards taking into account the severity and probability of the risks Risk management module covers different types of risks applicable to various types of construction projects. On large-scale construction projects, risk management strategies include extensively detailed plans to ensure mitigation strategies are in place. For smaller projects, risk management might mean a simple, prioritised list of high, medium and low risks and associated action plans.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following: 

  • Level 6 degree in a related field; 


  • Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a managerial role 


Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to construction, and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management within the industry. 


Target Audience

This course is targeted at professionals with supervisory and/or middle management experience in the construction industry who wish to have a more thorough background in the subject in order to further advance their careers , namely:  

  • architects and civil engineers 
  • mechanical and electrical building services engineers  
  • project managers and coordinators 
  • project owners 

The target group can be extended to groups working within the construction industry, such as logistics managers, maintenance managers and facilities managers. 

Career Paths

This programme aims to prepare you for senior posts within the industry, such as that of construction manager, head of the construction department or construction director of any construction organisation both in the private and public sector.  

How you’ll be assessed

You will complete a combination of written and practical assessments, which will vary depending on the module choices you make. You can expect to complete coursework and exams, as well as presentations and reports.


Module Intake Dates

May 2022
AED 970

Reading for the entire Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Construction Management as presented in this brochure costs $10,450.*

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.**

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in the UAE at the time of applying.

** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

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