This is a practically orientated, commercial and technical management course. It will train you for the professional role of construction project manager. The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
During the course, we will arrange visits to construction sites and the manufacturers of construction materials. There may also be opportunitites to participate in competitions held by some professional bodies.
A seminar is organised every week during term time, where professionals, academics and people from professional accreditation organisations will be invited to speak. This will help you to broaden your knowledge and gain a greater understanding of the industry and industry practice. We also organises research seminars which are open to the undergraduate students.
How will I be taught?
Students on this course come from a variety of academic and practical backgrounds, and have varying learning styles and experience. To suit these, we offer a range of teaching methods:
- guided research and reading
- laboratory experiments
- case studies and practical considerations from site visits
- group work in informal and formal assessment
- examination of projects, simulated or real
- analysis of scenarios and work-based situations
- independent learning through individual learning plans
- tutored classroom sessions
- visiting speakers
- seminar discussions
- student presentations of project work
- reading from the Module Study Guides (MSGs) and Blackboard recommendations
- practical activities related to class sessions and assessment
- individual diagnostic testing to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of yourself and others in your peer group
- presentations of research to your peers
- using IT to research and develop material.
Why choose this course?
With a set of project management knowledge and skills, a project manager usually is a high level management role within a large construction or development project, who has to insure a construction project effectively and efficiently being procured, designed and contracted through a proper tendering process, and successfully being delivered safely, on time, within budget.
This course will enable you to develop an insight into various construction project management methods and techniques required for successful construction project and site management.
These include the knowledge and skills of:
- procurement and tendering method and process management
- project and resource management
- contract administration and risk management
- CAD and BIM
- building technology
- building regulations and construction law.
112 – 120 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.
These can include:
- A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
- BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to HE Diploma
You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C) or Level 2 equivalents.
This course particularly welcomes applicants with the following qualifications: – Progression or Advanced Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment – Courses in a related subject area such as National Certificate/Diploma in Construction/Civil Engineering/Engineering
Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credits at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.
Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
International Qualifications & English language requirements
International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.
We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses