"Improvement of the linguistic skills of Polish and Portuguese Construction managers and engineers
- recognition of needs and preparation of courses in "Construction English Language"

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"Development of New Types of Studies and Courses in the Field of Management in Construction for Engineers According to the Requirements of European Union"
Project number: PL/99/1/086619/PI/I.1.1.a/FPC

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


The main goal of the pilot project is to prepare the content related base and programme of filling an intellectual within construction staff, in the field of independent economical activity on European market. This gap was caused by fifty years of communistic economy, that decreased role of construction engineers only to technical area. Mentioned above need was confirmed by results of the questionnaire given to participants of Polish construction market.
Because of lack of European certification system and recognition of managerial skills in construction, the first task of the project was to work out universal structure of managerial knowledge, necessary for proper activity within all areas of construction - investment market. A full matrix of system's structure was created , and defined all 35 characteristic elements:
- for five areas of independent economical activity,
- for seven functional elements, answering different areas and disciplines of knowledge.
On foundations of this matrix, full systems were created and detailed curricula of a faculty of "Construction Engineering and Management", for two-degree studies and M.Sc. studies complementing knowledge of graduates of construction specialization of technical studies.
On the basis of experience of developed European countries, a model of post-graduate studies was prepared, complementing technical knowledge of construction staff with managerial knowledge, in distance learning method. The programme of this studies was prepared in the distance learning education system. There have been also prepared 15 conspectus of Construction Manager Library, in order to prepare full didactical base for mentioned above types of studies, realized on a faculty o "Construction Engineering and Management".
Worked out materials are treated as a base for planned studies' accreditation system , fulfilling criteria of managerial qualification of construction staff, as well as their individual certification. Prepared methodical base can be used for creating mutual recognition of managerial qualifications of construction staff n United Europe.
Prepared within the project extents:
- Structure of knowledge necessary for construction engineer",
- Learning programmes of the "Construction Engineering and Management" faculty,
- Construction Manager Library
Were presented to a very broad group of specialists from both, private and public universities, as well as from the private representatives of the construction industry including Polish small and medium enterprises.
That presentation took place on 11th June on the Faculty of Civil Engineering, and was found very interesting and very elaborated. There have been taken steps to create a grout of authors to write textbooks on the basis of managerial knowledge conspectus.
On the foundations of elaborated models of learning programmes - Faculty of "Construction Engineering and Management", different types of studies will be introduced on universities ,such as Warsaw University of Technology, Cracow University of Technology, European School of Business and many other Polish universities. Warsaw and Cracow University of Technology are planning to open two-degree studies (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) and post graduate studies. European School of Business plans to open specialization "Construction Engineering and Management". In both cases these programmes of studies are waiting for acceptation of National Ministry of Education. Post graduate studies of this faculty will be also opened at the Minho University (Portugal).

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