"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
- for five areas of independent economical activity,
- for seven functional elements, answering different areas and disciplines
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
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"
- 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).