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Design Administration

Cardiff University

12 months
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21950 GBP/year
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About

The aim of this Design Administration programme from Cardiff University is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the management and legal aspects of design, and the skills necessary to successfully administer the procurement of design services and building projects.

Overview

The Design Administration programme from Cardiff University aims to equip graduates with the expertise necessary for the successful administration and management of the design process in the procurement of buildings, from inception to occupation. It is intended to fulfil the growing need for experts in design management, working within consultancies, or in contracting or specialist contractor firms, or in client bodies.

What you'll study

The programme combines management and legal aspects of procurement, with a unique focus on design aspects, addressing current topics of key interest to construction professionals.

It is taught through blended learning (a combination of distance learning methods and on-site courses) and is designed to be undertaken while you are working in practice. A wide range of distance learning teaching methods are used; including one and two-day short courses (online and on campus), lunch time webinars and online, a weekly programme blog and discussion boards. Course material will be available in the form of detailed course notes, wikis, and pre-recorded video presentations. You will be supported by regular online tutorials and provided with detailed feedback on all course assignments.

The events will include advanced seminars and group workshops given by leading experts, designed to encourage you to share experience and knowledge gained in practice.

This programme is taught by well-known experts and maintains strong links with industry, which ensures that the course encompasses current topics of direct relevance to those involved in procuring construction projects, and managing the design process.

The MDA is intended for those who have a degree in a design, construction or building management field, for example architects, engineers, contractors and client representatives. All those registered on the course would normally be in employment, with several years’ experience, but may be looking for promotion to a more senior design management position, or perhaps to set up their own firm.

Career prospects

Students who undertake this course are required to already be in employment. However, this course is designed to enhance their professional development, and aid in career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industry Context
  • Construction Contracts
  • Professional Services
  • Design Delivery
  • Project Delivery
  • International Procurement

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline related to the built environment such as architecture, contracting, engineering, facilities management, or others related to the construction industry
  • a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
  • or at least three years’ full-time equivalent relevant professional experience, such as in building design, the construction industry, or as a client of the construction industry, evidenced by a reference(s). 
  • a signed and dated reference from an individual who is familiar with your work, either on an academic or professional basis. The reference should include information regarding how the referee knows you and for how long as well as their assessment of your skills, experience, work ethic, and suitability for this programme.
  • a personal statement which includes your reasons for studying this programme 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.

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Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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