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New sector specific MSc course

25th July 2016

We know how challenging and pressurised it can be, however there are plenty of misconceptions out there about the scaffolding and temporary works industries. People often underestimate the skill, expertise and level of engineering know-how involved. Designing temporary works is  fundamental element of all but the most basic construction projects and it can be demanding, high risk work. Designing complex scaffolding and other temporary works requires careful planning and a thorough understanding of engineering and construction techniques, not to mention staying abreast of sector-specific guidance and legislation generally.

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MSc Temporary Works and Construction Engineering

One University has recognised this and is launching a brand new MSc course. Academics at the City University London have worked closely with The Temporary Works Forum to develop the MSc in Temporary Works and Construction Engineering. A new, industry-focused qualification at postgraduate level.

Dave Randles, Simian’s Safety Director said, “We welcome the introduction of this course. It is the first and only one of its kind available in the UK and it is great to see academia working in collaboration with industry and taking what we do seriously.

The course offers an academic, industry relevant qualification for those working at a senior level within the sector. There hasn’t really been anything like this available previously. What has really impressed me about the course is that industry experts will contribute to its delivery. Students will benefit from the knowledge and experience of academics and those working in industry.”

The course is aimed at graduates working in the sector so is being offered part-time, students on the course will attend the University one day a week over a two year period.

For more information and how to enrol on the MSc Temporary Works and Construction Engineering visit the City University London website.