Construction management graduate programmes in the Netherlands: Review and comparisons

E. Lobbes, S. Al-Jibouri, S. Alkass

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In spite of the fact that Construction Management programmes are in most cases linked to civil engineering studies they mainly address however the less quantitative skills in management, finance, law, human resources etc. The universities, through their various programmes, are required to demonstrate that such programmes are properly designed to produce the required qualitative skills. Construction Management education in the Netherlands is relatively new. The programmes offered by the existing universities are continuously under review to make sure that they address the needs and the new challenges facing the construction industry today. Many universities in North America and the United Kingdom on the other hand are better founded and have relatively longer experiences in the area of Construction Management education for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The paper analyses the contents of programmes offered from a selection of well established universities in North America and the United Kingdom and compares them with those offered by universities in the Netherlands. On the basis of this comparison, the paper discusses the main differences, draws conclusions and makes recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005
Subtitle of host publicationGeneral Conference and International History Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 2 2005Jun 4 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering


Other33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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