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BSc (Honours)

Construction Project Management

Prepare for a career in construction management on a course with an excellent reputation in the industry.


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What is the fee? Home: £4,625 per year
International/EU: £7,000- £9,330 per year (full-time)
How long will I study? 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Develop professional skills in leadership and management.
  • Learn about the technical aspects of construction.

Your classroom learning is put to work in real buildings, projects and sites by completing a number of field trips, ultimately leading to a successful career in construction.


Student view

Watch student Alice Henshall talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Jonathan Took talk about this course.

You use the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom and apply them to real-life projects, preparing you for employment in construction management once you graduate.

You learn through

  • field trips
  • site visits
  • live projects
  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials
  • self-directed study
  • practical classes

Course leaders and tutors

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Zoe Cox
Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management

My career in the construction industry began in 2004 when I was employed as a Trainee Building Control Surveyor with East Lindsey District Council. Whilst in this po … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Placements are usually at a major construction firm or consultancy. The placement year can contribute towards your professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence and the Chartered Institute of Building's Professional Review.

Previous students have spent their placement working as a site managers for national construction firms, assistant project managers for national firms, an HR and recruitment consultant, health and safety manager, a design manager and as a consultant engineer. There are also opportunities to work abroad. Recently students have taken placements with companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Field trips

Field trips on this course include local excursions, trips to UK cities and a project-based visit, which is commonly a major European city.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • project management
  • construction management
  • site management
  • design management
  • engineering
  • infrastructure
  • business management
  • surveying

In addition, a number of graduates have gone on to undertake post-graduate study in the fields of Construction Law, Business Administration and Finance.

Student work
Watch our construction students work on a real live building site to gain valuable industry experience.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will have the opportunity to

  • undertake site-based land surveying activities
  • have activities and assessments based at a number of university-owned buildings
  • undertake activities with a number of construction firms in the region, visiting live sites and gaining valuable professional opinions
  • work in specialist materials laboratories
  • use specialist IT software

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 104

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BCC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

We may accept GCSE equivalents.

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

• foundation degree - advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you must have a foundation degree in a related subject, with an average score of 60% across the highest level modules.

• Advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you would normally have a minimum of an all merit average on all units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one unit with a distinction in another unit is permitted.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of at least 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in all skills

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Introduction To Construction Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Material Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Understanding Building Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Land Surveying Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Evaluating Construction Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health And Safety At Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Procurement, Tendering And Contract Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Project Collaboration In Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Project Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Resource Evaluation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Facilities Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Construction Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Construction Project Management Professional Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2021/22 are: Year 1 £7,000 Year 2: £7,000 Year 3: £9,330 Year 4: £9,330 Year 5: £9,330. This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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Non-repayable grant of £3,000 per year for three years

Offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2019 on an eligible course.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Construction, real estate and surveying courses (PDF)

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