Study patterns: Civil Engineering and Construction Management Postgraduate Diploma (online)

On this page you will find the study pattern for our Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Construction Management online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week.

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

PG Dip Civil Engineering and Construction Management - standard rate with September start
Non-Technical Route:

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Optional Module
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits
Year 2 BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits
Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits

Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits

Optional Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Flood Risk Engineering Management (7BU502); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506)

Technical Route:

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Optional Module
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits
Year 2

Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering
(7BU505)
20 credits
Including Residential

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
(7BU508)
20 credits
Pre-requisite 7BU505

Optional Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506)

PG Dip Civil Engineering and Construction Management - accelerated rate with September start
Non-Technical Route:

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Option A module
20 credits

BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits

Optional Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Flood Risk Engineering Management (7BU502); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506)

Technical Route:

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Optional Module
20 credits

Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering
(7BU505)
20 credits
Including Residential

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
(7BU508)
20 credits
Pre-requisite 7BU505

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Optional Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506)

On this page you will find the study pattern for our Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Construction Management online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week.

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

PG Dip Civil Engineering and Construction Management - standard rate with January start
Non-Technical Route:

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Option A module
20 credits
Year 2 Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits
Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits

BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Flood Risk Engineering Management (7BU502); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

Technical Route:

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Option A module
20 credits
Year 2

Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering
Including Residential
(7BU505)
20 credits

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Pre-requisite 7BU505
(7BU508)
20 credits

Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

PG Dip Civil Engineering and Construction Management - accelerated rate with January start
Non-Technical Route:

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits

Option A module
20 credits


BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Flood Risk Engineering Management (7BU502); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

Technical Route:

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering
Including Residential
(7BU505)
20 credits

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Pre-requisite 7BU505
(7BU508)
20 credits

Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits

Option A module
20 credits


Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

On this page you will find the study pattern for our Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and Construction Management online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week.

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

PG Dip Civil Engineering and Construction Management - standard rate with May start
Non-Technical Route:

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Option A module
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits
Year 2 Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits
BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Flood Risk Engineering Management (7BU502); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

Technical Route:

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Geomatic Monitoring and Asset Engineering
Including Residential
(7BU505)
20 credits
Year 2

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Pre-requisite 7BU505
(7BU508)
20 credits

Flood Risk Engineering Management
(7BU502)
20 credits

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

PG Dip Civil Engineering and Construction Management - accelerated rate with May start
Non-Technical Route:

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1

Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management
(7ME524)
20 credits

Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management
(7BU504)
20 credits

Option A module
20 credits


BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
(7BU505)
20 credits

Option A Modules: BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Flood Risk Engineering Management (7BU502); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

Technical Route:

The Technical Route is not available at an accelerated rate of study for the May start.