University builds on its portfolio of online construction courses
The University of Wolverhampton is building on its portfolio of online construction courses by launching a new Distance Learning programme in Offsite Housing Construction.
The Masters degree course will be offered by the School of Architecture and Built Environment from January 2020 and is targeted at employees working in the construction industry who manaage off-site construction projects - looking specifically at process efficiency and productivity improvement.
Dr Emmanuel Daniel, Senior Lecturer in Construction Management in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, said: "Recently, the UK Government observed that the traditional approach to housing construction would not be able to meet the target of 340,000 homes required per year and the House of Commons Report on Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) recommends the use of MMC to fill the gap.
"This course has been specifically designed to address national, European and international market needs for delivering houses faster without compromising quality using innovative and modern methods of construction.
"Courses will now be offered by Distance through our state of the art online learning facilities."
New off-site construction course modules will focus on application of BIM, construction processes, design considerations, management issues, production technology, discrete event simulation modelling and automation and 3D printing.
Professor Mohammed Arif, Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, said: “This is a new chapter in the evolution of the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
“The School of Architecture and Built Environment is well-established and is already offering an online Distance Learning course in Construction Project management. Using our state of the art online learning facilities, students will be able to engage with the course material, the course teaching team and their peers through our dedicated Virtual Learning Environment. Lectures will be broadcast and made available to catch up ‘on demand' for those who may not be able to attend. The courses are aimed for those who cannot commit to attend the University full time and so will suit those currently employed within the industry or those who are based overseas.
“We have been very successful in promoting construction education in the region. However, in order to increase our Global footprint and impact, it is important that we look at blended learning provisions. This is one of several initiatives underway within the school to further promote construction education regionally, nationally and globally.”
Applications for the course can be made online.
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