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 Master (ECTS)
 1st registration credits


Engineering and Architecture








Polytechnic School


Only taught at this university


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Legend: Not offeredNo teaching
6 credits
12 credits
Once this block is approved, you get
12 credits
6 credits
Once this block is approved, you get


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Manage the whole real-estate process.
  • CG2:Manage the new building technologies and take part in building quality management processes, carry out energy efficiency analyses, evaluations and certifications, as well as studies of the sustainability of buildings.
  • CG3:Direct and manage the use, conservation and maintenance of buildings. Manage demolition and building waste management.
  • CG4:Understand the importance of creating an appropriate framework for carrying out the operation, involving all agents taking part.
  • CG5:Understand the techniques for defining the project plan and monitoring it, comparing the progress made with the targets set.
  • CG6:Identify, analyse and monitor health and safety at work risks, taking their legal requirements into account.
  • CG7:Understand the legal code applicable to building management.
  • CG8:To facilitate decision-making, understand such concepts as inflation, GDP, public sector, investment, housing policy and bidding and their implications for development companies.
  • CG9:Assume strategic management of the real-estate operation.
  • CG10:Learn how company financial management systems operate. Banking structure, means of payment.
  • CG11:Know how to design and implement a continuous control system for the key processes of the operation.
  • CG12:Calculate the yield of building companies and take expenditure and investment decisions for building.
  • CG13:Understand the nature and origin of the risks involved in real-estate operations and their management.
  • CG14:Know how to carry out real-estate feasibility studies.
  • CG15:Understand and carry out research in the field of building management.
  • CG16:Know how to make effective presentations in public.

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1:Know the project management techniques.
  • CE2:Capacity to programme, plan and organise building processes.
  • CE3:Capacity to create a communications plan that includes all the agents taking part.
  • CE4:Identify and manage the risks of a real-estate operation.
  • CE5:Capacity to identify and define the fundamental factors to be controlled in the project plan or during execution of the real-estate project.
  • CE6:Capacity to take on the whole management of a project (Integrated Project Management).
  • CE7:Take decisions on location, investment and building.
  • CE8:Know how to implement the process for defining client requirements, the scope and aims of the operation.
  • CE9:Co-ordinate the building process in a balanced manner by managing the resources available.
  • CE10:Capacity to prepare real-estate projects in different economic scenarios.
  • CE11:Ability to carry out valuations and appraisals, real-estate viability studies, expert studies and financial appraisals of risks and damages in building.
  • CE12:Capacity to manage promotion and sales real-estate companies.
  • CE13:Know how to inform real-estate investors of viable real-estate operations.
  • CE14:Understand the professional organisation and basic formalities in the field of building and promotion.
  • CE15:Understand the techniques used to define the project plan and monitor it.
  • CE16:Capacity to recognise the behaviour and evolution of the housing sales market so as to carry out investment projects.
  • CE17:Capacity to calculate the final sales price of real-estate assets.
  • CE18:Understand and manage the land market.
  • CE19:Capacity to analyse real-estate market studies, marketing and commercial strategies of real-estate promotions.
  • CE20:Know how to apply cost control methodologies.
  • CE21:Know how to control expenses and income.
  • CE22:Acquire contracting strategies.
  • CE23:Understand the environmental impact assessment of building and demolition processes, of sustainability in building and the procedures and techniques used to assess the energy efficiency of buildings.
  • CE24:Develop a specialised view of the sustainable Building sector and the cost-profit ratio.
  • CE25:Acquire knowledge of energy saving, bioclimatic architecture, sustainable town planning and selecting efficient building materials and systems.
  • CE26:Understand the needs of the company, the importance of human capital, training, information and the implantation of quality systems.
  • CE27:Understand how to develop and implement a Quality Plan for a company.
  • CE28:Learn how to control devices for measuring and monitoring Quality Plans.
  • CE29:Learn how to develop risk prevention at company level.
  • CE30:Identify, analyse and monitor health and safety at work risks on building sites, taking their legal requirements into account.
  • CE31:Apply techniques for planning and organising risk prevention at work.
  • CE32:Understand the legislation concerning heritage and its management.
  • CE33:Know how to manage the architectural heritage.
  • CE34:Understand the concept of heritage.
  • CE35:Ability to analyse, design and execute solutions that facilitate the universal accessibility o buildings and their setting.
  • CE36:Understand building law and the law affecting the contractual relationships that arise at different stages of the building process.
  • CE37:Understand the concept of responsibility and the assumptions of civil, penal and administrative liability concerning building.
  • CE38:Know how to interpret and prepare the different contracts that arise during the building process.
  • CE39:Obtain strategic tools for the financial management of human resources.
  • CE40:Ability to work in a team.
  • CE41:Develop skills and abilities to manage, organise, motivate, monitor and delegate.
  • CE42:Understand the regulatory framework of management and town planning.
  • CE43:Understand basic concepts of town planning, management and execution.
  • CE44:Master the town planning parameters that characterise the different kinds of building.
  • CE45:Master the concepts of suitability for building and land use in practical applications.
  • CE46:Use the knowledge, capacities and skills one acquired to associate students with the reality of business and professional life, completing and complementing their theoretical training with practice.
  • CE47:Understand the reality of working in business.
  • CE48:Apply the knowledge acquired through study working in a real company.
  • CE49:Understand and develop research techniques.
  • CE50:Understand and carry out research in specific fields of Building materials.
  • CE51:Present and defend a project in front of a university board, consisting of an exercise integrating the educational content received and the competences acquired.




According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing.
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.




1.     Admission Profile

Given the limited number of places available, preference criteria will be applied in order to identify those applicants who wish to develop a research career in construction management, whilst the remaining places will be assigned to students interested in professionalisation and specialisation in the construction sector.  To this end, and in accordance with the established  preference criteria,  applicants should already possess certain specific skills and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Motivation and interest in the world of construction management.
  • An interest in information structures, management, coordination, assessment, control and finance in all aspects of the property management sector.
  • The capacity for analysis, synthesis, abstraction and articulation of the various problems arising in this field.  Consequently, applicants should have an adequate understanding of the variables and knowledge related to construction management.
  • Initiative and leadership as regards decision-making in the field of construction management research.
  • The ability to manage, monitor and supervise construction management research teams. 
  • A dynamic approach to problem-solving in related fields.


2.     Assessment criteria

Applicants’ academic record will be assessed.  Applicants who can demonstrate a professional or research focus in Construction Management will be given preference.  For other applicants, particular credit will be given for subjects included in their academic record related to Health and Safety, Organisation, Planning and Supervision of Works, Quality Control, Measuring, Budgets and Valuation, the Construction Project Office, Economics and Construction.  Following an assessment of the academic record, applicants’ curriculum vitae will be assessed.  Where necessary, applicants will be interviewed in order to clarify questions related to their achievements.

In the case of applicants with special educational needs arising from disability, details of the support and resources required should be included.

Given the foregoing requirements and the limited number of places available, applicants should provide documentation regarding:

  1. The university degree qualifying them for admission to the course (preference will be given to those degrees with content or specialisation most closely related to Construction Management).
  2. Curriculum vitae and academic record.
  3. Reference letters provided by two university teaching staff or renowned researchers in the field of Construction Management.
  4. Personal interview.
  5. Research, teaching or professional experience, which will be given preference in the order shown, as will a good command of Spanish, Valencian and English.





Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.



Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:



2012-13 60
2013-14 60
2014-15 60
2015-16 60
2016-17 30
2017-18 30




Research and professional.

Focused on area-specific professionalisation, training in research and an introduction to doctorate studies in Construction Management.  An advanced, specific training in Construction Management is offered, enabling students to improve their specific skills in the professional field of Architectural Technology.


Degree course specialisation profile 

Professionalisation and introduction to research in Construction Management.

The areas of research on this Master’s Degree are:

  • New technologies applied to construction
  • Heritage management
  • Financial management
  • Town planning management
  • Construction Law and land use planning
  • Architectural acoustics and town planning


Professional Profile 


Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder

The course contents do not assume professional skills as presently defined in the Organic Law on Education 1 for Architectural Technology. Contents are focused on extending previous knowledge and generating new knowledge, namely, this postgraduate course is aimed at specialisation, extending the vocational training of students holding a degree in Architectural Technology and providing training in research and doctorate studies in this field. The Master’s Degree takes an integrated approach, bringing together in a single degree all the advanced and specialised training necessary to begin a doctorate programme, from the technical knowledge perspective. Considering research as a professional field, this Master’s Degree can be seen as a period of preparation for the doctorate programme.





1. Timescale for implementation of the new Master’s Degree

 Implemented in the academic year 2009-2010, in order to enable students to complete the training stage and commence their doctorate studies.

2. Equivalence Recognition Procedures, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme. 

Since this Master’s Degree does not strictly represent the transformation of a previous degree, credit equivalence between previous studies and this course is not envisaged.

3.  Studies that will be discontinued and replaced by the proposed Master’s Degree:

Officially recognised Master’s Degree in Construction, forming part of the officially recognised Postgraduate Programme in Construction, Technology, Research and Development, regulated by Royal Decree 56/2005.



Information about the Centre General information for students
  • Polytechnic University College
     Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34 96 590 3648
     Fax:+ 34 96 590 3644


  • Life Long Learning Centre (ContinUA)
Only for pre-enrolment formalities
Germán Bernácer Building. Ground Floor
Telephone: + 34 96 590 9422
Fax: + 34 96 590 9442


UA: General Regulations
 + Information about qualifications


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