Construction Engineering and Management BSc (Hons)

Course description

The management of construction projects on site is a vital part of the construction process however, the success of the project on site is influenced by decisions taken at project initiation – planning, pricing, procurement and contract management are vital. The Construction Engineering and Management course includes core subjects such as construction technology, construction law, economics and construction management. Key themes such as procurement, innovation, BIM, sustainability and health and safety are embedded within specific modules. The focus of the programme in years 1 and 2 is generally on technical areas such as science, engineering and technology with a gradual shift towards construction management in later years. In addition to the core subjects and themes listed above there are a number of overarching themes embodied within the programme specification, including a commitment to satisfy the learning and development of students, to equip students with the knowledge, professional skills and competencies required to succeed in a career in construction. The course produces graduates with the ability to adapt to technological change and contribute significantly in a highly competitive industry.

The overarching aim of the programme is to produce construction engineering and management graduates who have obtained the relevant competencies to perform the roles within one of the many disciplines of construction engineering and construction management. The programme aims to produce professional construction managers and engineers equipped with technical and managerial skills. This is commensurate with the requirements of the associated professional body, the construction industry public and private sectors as a whole.

Entry requirements

A level – The A Level requirement for this course is BBB to include a Science or Mathematics based subject. Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one of the A level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

GCSE English and Mathematics and a Science at grade C or above.

BTEC – Overall BTEC award profile. BTEC Diploma with overall D,D,M in Construction/Engineering subject to include 9 Distinctions and Merit in Analytical Methods/ Applied Mathematics/ Further Mathematics for technicians.

GCSE English and Mathematics and a Science at grade C or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate – Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile with grades H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 to include Mathematics and a Science.

Scottish Highers – The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is BBBCC to include grade B in Mathematics or a Physical Science.

GCSE English and Mathematics and a Science at grade C or above.

Scottish Advanced Highers – The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is CCC to include grade C in Mathematics or a Physical Science.

GCSE English and Mathematics and a Science at grade C or above.

Career options

Construction management is one of a family of disciplines concerned with the Built Environment. The planning, design, production, adaptation, maintenance, management and recycling of the built environment require interaction between disciplines. A career within construction engineering and management often encompasses a wide range of responsibilities which require a wide knowledge, skills and competencies base. Career options include construction management, site management, facilities management, building control and contract management.

Graduates may continue their study on the MSc Fire Safety Engineering at Ulster.

Work placement / study abroad

Work placement takes place in year 3 and is a compulsory element of the course. Quality placements are ensured by including construction firms which are willing and able to offer the work based learning experience which will allow you to develop your technical knowledge and practical experience in a safe and healthy environment.

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

English Language Requirements

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.


International Qualifications

International Baccalaureate Overall International Baccalaureate profile with a minimum 26 points (13 at higher level to include Mathematics and a Physical Science).

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