Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management is a programme predominantly offered to practising civil engineers to impart theoretical knowledge in concepts relating to the discipline of construction management. The programme entails ten compulsory courses and three optional courses and the students has to complete 12 courses (altogether 36 credits) for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. The recommended duration for the completion of the programme is two years. Successful awardees may proceed to follow the Masters in Construction Management programme.

Core courses of the postgraduate programmes are:

Planning and Control in the construction Industry, Human Resources Management in the construction Industry, Financial Management and Taxation in the construction Industry, Estimating, tendering and marketing in the construction Industry, Construction contracts and claims, Law and the construction Industry, Construction productivity and quantitative techniques, Cost control and cash flow in the construction Industry, Management of the design phase and quality control, Management Information Systems for the construction Industry

Optional courses of the postgraduate programmes are:

Construction project appraisal, Construction plant management and construction safety, Real Estate and property Development

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Post Graduate Diploma Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Programme duration :
Minimum 1 Year
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Construction management
The applicants for this programme should have
  • A degree of Bachelor of Technology (Engineering) in a relevant discipline, from the OUSL, or          
  • A degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering in a relevant discipline, from a recognised university, or  
  • Associate Membership of the IESL in a relevant discipline

Further, the student should also have a minimum of two years post-qualifying and construction experience in industry at the closing date of application.


Starting date of issuing applications :
Application closing date :
Programme commencing date :


Application Fee: Rs. 800/=
This Post Graduate Diploma programme is conducted by the department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology. Contact the coordinator, Eng. Dr. D.A.R. Dolage for further details.
Address :
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Contact :
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