Master of Civil Engineering - Course Descriptions
Philosophy of Science
To provide an in-depth look at the basics, definition and characteristics of science to think scientifically and make scientific conclusions. The scope of study includes the philosophy and development of science, science and technology, value and science, sciences technology and art, science and ethics in engineering. (2 credits)
Applied Mathematics
Develop skills in data analysis and decision analysis through a statistical approach, and as an overview of decision analysis for Master students. The scope of study includes basic statistics and probability (normal distribution function, average, deviation standard, coefficient of variation, range, variance, linear regression, smoothing methods), modeling decisions (elements of decision problems, sensitivity analysis, creativity and decision structuring), modeling uncertainty (probability basics, subjective probability, theoretical probability models, Monte Carlo simulation), modeling preferences (risk attitudes, utility axioms, paradoxes and implications, conflicting objectives). (2 credits)
Construction Management
An introduction to general construction management. The scope of study includes the construction industry and practice, management in the engineering and construction industry, development and organization of projects, professional construction management in practice, the planning phase, the design phase, the bidding and award phase, the construction phase, applications and controls and selecting a professional construction manager. (3 credits)
Legal Aspect and Project Administration
Introduces and analyzes the legal aspects of a project and prepare students to administrate a project. The scope of study includes construction contracting, insurance, bonds, negotiations and dispute resolution, cost estimating and bidding. (2 credits)
Method and Technology of Construction
Provides an understanding of construction work and technology in the construction industry, especially in buildings and bridges. The scope of study includes foundation work (bore piles, pre-cast concrete piles, etc.), basement work (retaining walls, strutting), top-down and up-down construction methods, form-work technology, pre-cast concrete technology and construction methods for bridges. (3 credits)
Planning, Scheduling, Controlling and Project Cost Management
Provides an understanding of the total process of construction projects and methods that control the quality, schedule, and project cost. (3 credits)
Procurement
Delivers advanced knowledge of planning, management, construction equipment, construction materials and all aspects of the construction methods of a project. (3 credits)
International Project Management (PM-BOK)
Demonstrates how project management can be implemented in construction, industry, manufacturing and services. The scope of study includes an introduction to project management, project selection, project organization and management, project planning and scheduling, budgeting and cost estimation, resource allocation, leasing and equipment financing, international financial project management, negotiation and conflict resolution, monitoring and controlling a project, evaluation and auditing, multi-cultural aspects, the environment and unsolved issues, project close down, termination, and post project review. (3 credits)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Develops knowledge and skills in preparing the construction process and operation of projects by coordinating the total quality management. The scope of study includes feasibility in the design, construction and operation of a project, human resources management, organizational management, operation management and marketing management. (2 credits)
Feasibility Study
Develops the knowledge and skills to conduct a feasibility analysis of a project, including market analysis, economic analysis, engineering analysis and legal analysis. (2 credits)
Engineering Economic
Provides an understanding of the basic concepts of cost evaluation and its components. The scope of study includes the time concepts of money (present value, discount rate, net present value), evaluation methods (payback, return on book value), feasibility studies for project, depreciation, constant and variable costs, break-even point, construction economics in industry, estimation, risk and uncertainty. (3 credits)
Research Methodology
Presents the research process, research methodology and analyzes the research findings in order to answer the research problems. (2 credits)
Research Seminar
Prepares the students to publish the research process through presentation in class, presentation in public seminar, publish in national or international journals. All the publications will be gathered as the comprehensive research for the Final Project at UPH Master of Civil Engineering. (3 credits)
Final Project
The final project is offered in three formats:
  • Thesis/Research
  • Project Report
  • Feasibility Study
The student will conduct an independent and planned research project report or feasibility study under the direction of an advisor. (6 credits)