2 months
995 GBP/full
995 GBP/full
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This eight-week Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course  in Cost Studies at Nottingham Trent University Online will provide you with an appreciation of the factors that will influence project value, project cost and time to completion. 

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Develop your understanding of how to estimate and cost a project or building at different stages. 

With links to construction companies worldwide, the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment is key to supporting your progress to senior management.

Cost Studies at Nottingham Trent University Online  will help you to develop a lasting knowledge of the whole life cost, life cycle costing and cost forecasting, as well as the industry standards relating to cost and estimating.

After successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  •  identify solutions to complex problems relating to the value maximisation of construction works
  • understand and discuss the relative merits of various approaches to estimating and costing
  •   effectively evaluate a broad range of factors impacting project value, cost and time.

At the end of the eight-week course, you will be awarded a CPD certificate.

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute ten credits towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to follow the credit route you must mention this on your application form.

Successful completion of this course does not mean automatic entry to the MSc Construction Project Management course (you will need to submit a new application). 

How you're taught:

Our eight-week CPD construction classes are 100% online, giving you the flexibility and convenience to study around your work schedule and personal commitments.

You’ll learn through ‘Engage’, which is our powerful, easy-to-use Learning Management System. This brings the course material to life, while offering you access to the same challenging curriculum, award-winning lecturers and support services as our campus-based degrees.

Best of all, because online learning is truly global, it brings you into close contact with a community of like-minded learners from all corners of the world.

Programme Structure

This course will cover:

  • cost data and indices
  • order of cost estimate
  • cost plan and value management
  • life cycle costing and cash flow.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in a construction or industry-related subject. Alternatively, you should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.
  • The ideal candidate is likely to be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and co-ordinating projects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    995 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.


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