The programme is designed based on the conception that: “a project manager or contract manager” will be more adept in evaluating and selecting a contracting system that is most appropriate to the requirements of the work and conforming to the economic, legal, cost, time and quality requirements and managing it efficiently and effectively, if they are knowledgeable in the principles and philosophy of construction law and operational aspects of the various project procurement and contracting systems”. Contract managers are required to monitor the cost, scope, quality, and time frame and must ensure that all contract conditions are met. This important job affects both the financial and the actual success of the project or company.
Programme Educational Objectives
PEO1 To produce competent construction contract administrators or managers who are knowledgeable and well versed with construction project management, project procurement and construction law and able to evaluate, select and manage the various types of construction contracts and their associated legal and administrative problems. PEO2 To meet the commendations of the Master Plan of Higher Education which stipulates that the number of effective and high quality postgraduates programs should be increased. PEO3 To meet the aspirations of the Economic Transformation Programme that require human resources with knowledge and skills to act as the economic generators such as those in the construction industry. PEO4 To further enhance the collaboration and cooperation between UTM and the industry and the practicing professionals. PEO5 To further enhance the activities of technology transfer, diffusion and innovation among academics, practitioners and students.
Programme Learning Outcomes
PO1 Demonstrate the mastery of knowledge about the principles and practice of construction project procurement and contract management, and dispute resolution. PO2 Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of law in managing construction project procurement and contract management and settlement of disputes in a dynamic construction environment. PO3 Demonstrate the capability to relate construction contract management principles, ideas and solutions to societal issues in the diverse project management environment. PO4 Demonstrate research capabilities construction contract management and associated fields with minimal supervision while adhering to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice PO5 Demonstrate leadership qualities through effective communication and team working with peers and stakeholders in facing challenges within the construction project procurement and contract management environment PO6 Demonstrate the ability to solve construction contract management issues and problems by way of critical thinking and using scientific approach. PO7 Demonstrate competency in managing information required for lifelong learning.
Mode and Duration of Study
Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 1 year
Maximum Duration : 2 years
Classification of Courses
Classification Credits Percentage
b. Research Methodology
14.6 3 3 2. Programme Core 19 46.4 3. Programme Electives 10 24.4 4. Master Project 6 14.6 Total
For the award of Master of Science (Construction Contract Management), the students should achieve a total minimum of 41 credit hours with minimum CPA of 3.0, including the completion of Research Project.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Emma Mustafa
(For full-time programme)
Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Maizon Hashim
(For part-time programme)