24/02/2021

Categories: Construction, Postgraduate

Construction Industry: Stronger After Covid?

If you’re looking to upskill or retrain for a career in construction, this is a great time to consider you options. With the industry set to be stronger post-Pandemic, the future is looking bright!

The pandemic has put pressure on a lot of industries, and construction is no different. But in this challenging time, civil engineering matters more than ever.

From building new hospitals to delivering vital projects under strict measures, the industry has played a key role in responding to the crisis and helping with the economy’s recovery.

While the impact on supply, demand and industry dynamics is evident, this is a great time for professionals to prepare for a much brighter future ahead. The MSc Civil Engineering course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is an ideal platform if you want to improve your skills as the industry once again booms.

Should you go into further study?

According to the McKinsey Engineering, Construction and Building Materials Practice, there are seven actions for success when it comes to industry recovery. And resilience, re-imagination and reform can see this sector emerging much stronger, with fantastic graduate civil engineering jobs and career progression opportunities for those who are highly skilled.

But in order to take advantage of new opportunities on the horizon, upskilling is essential. This is a great time to advance your skills. Our programme will build on your existing engineering knowledge, while also challenging your abilities with rich and varied modules.

If you’ve been thinking about Postgraduate study, this is the perfect time to consider heading back to university. This is a great way to boost your earning potential too with the help of our dedicated lecturers and Employability Team.

Did you know that Postgraduate students earn on average 18% more than first degree holders?*

Technology will be a core focus

A new age of engineering is upon us, with new advancements reshaping the construction landscape. From predictive software and 3D modelling to kinetic roads, the big focus will be on technology.

This digital shift is predicted to increase the global civil engineering design software market, reaching its highest growth by 2025. This directly impacts graduate civil engineering jobs through skills shortage and demand, so there’s never been a better time to enjoy Postgraduate study.

Did you know that construction robotics provide new data and insights for organisation, helping to create a safer and more productive workplace?

Not only does the rise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and robotic technology make this an exciting time to upskill for construction careers, but it increases the need for highly skilled managers who can lead the way.

Train with the best of the best

Our Civil Engineering courses are some of the most highly accredited and oldest in the industry, and we have been teaching this subject for over 40 years.

Our faculty is made up of lecturers with first-hand experience in contracting and consultancy and we have excellent industry links to ensure students get the best training.

We also have accreditations from established engineering bodies like the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers, and The Institution of Structural Engineers.

If you want to apply to a leading Manchester university with a student-centric approach, look no further than the University of Bolton. As well as having an award-winning Students Services Team, we also pride ourselves on delivering #UniAsItShouldBe, putting our students, and their needs first. That’s why we’ve been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction for three years running!**

To find out more about applying in 2021, visit our course page.

* Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency
** Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region

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