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 to select and study for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that 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 alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.


For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Civil Engineering and Construction Management, PG Diploma (online) - standard (2 years) with spring (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 (autumn): 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 (autumn): BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)

Civil Engineering and Construction Management, PG Diploma (online) - accelerated (1 year) with spring (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 (autumn): 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 (autumn): BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration (7AZ505); Transport and Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Design (7BU506); Negotiated Module (7ME506)