BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Course description

There are so many aspects to construction management – organising resources, materials, labour, and planning transport routes. Ensuring that a building project runs smoothly, with enough materials, equipment, workers and money to deliver it, is a huge task. So, too, is monitoring construction quality and progress.

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and understanding as well as industry contacts to help you develop into that role and to take on that kind of responsibility.  It is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and fits within their educational framework for professional membership.

Key areas you will study include the planning and financing of projects, required contract law and of course health and safety knowledge – both for yourself and others. Time planning and logistics, cost control and management, and quality control are vital skills for a construction manager, and they are skills we will help you to gain through problem solving, digital collaborative working as well as traditional team work activities.

This course can also be studied part-time day release as independent study or as a sponsored student on a Degree Apprenticeship programme for Site Construction Management.

What you will learn

You will learn a broad range of skills in your first year, sharing modules in technology, surveying, maths and IT with Civil Engineering and Surveying students. Later in your second year you will specialise in specific construction management disciplines such as tendering and estimating, cost management and control, and contract law. In your final year there are key modules in project management as well as a range of current up to date module options, including Quantity Surveying Practice and Built Asset Management.

Building without proper safety planning can be a dangerous business when it comes to working at heights, excavating and shifting materials. You’ll learn how to manage it and make it safe. You’ll also learn about sustainable design. Plus, you’ll look at the contractual side of things, and how to ensure sub-contractors work to the required standards.

You need to have good inter-personal skills and be comfortable working as part of a large team, you will also have to keep in mind your client’s requirements at all times. This course will help you learn how to juggle all these responsibilities successfully.

How you’ll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible so that you can develop and improve your written assessment submissions.

The balance of coursework and exams in year two will depend on your optional choices. In your third year, part of your assessment will be based on your final research project and the rest will be a mixture of coursework and exams.

Entry requirements

  • From  A Level – Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • From  Btec – Extended Diploma or Diploma

 

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

 

International qualifications

International Baccalaureate – Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

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