BSc (Honours) Construction Project Management

Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2024/25
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BSc (Honours)

Construction Project Management

Course in clearing Full-time Construction and surveying

Gain skills to influence our built environment and successfully manage projects in a thriving digital, sustainable and global era.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What is the UCAS code?

    K220

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


Course summary

  • Join a highly-respected, practice-based course on your journey towards Chartered status.
  • Plan and manage construction projects by mastering the latest technology and techniques.
  • Explore buildings, places and communities on a global scale and discover key challenges facing the industry.
  • Gain experience from UK and European field trips, well-known organisations and our campus estate partners.
  • Develop skills in leadership, management and networking to kickstart your career.

Explore the key challenges facing the construction industry – from developing resilient buildings for addressing climate change, to using digital technology to manage and monitor construction projects – you’ll discover how we’re all impacted by our built environment.



Teaching Quality

We're the 5th best university in the UK for construction, surveying and planning in the Guardian University Guide 2024.

Employability

93% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating, with 73% in highly skilled employment or further study (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course you’ll put your classroom learning into practice by working on real building projects, with guest lectures from internationally-recognised construction professionals, and site visits on field trips – ultimately preparing you for a successful career in construction.

Our academics have a wealth of industrial experience and bring cutting-edge knowledge and research into our classrooms. At every level of the course, you’re able to learn from industry professionals who are at the frontier of their fields. You’ll also engage with the wider world of construction, exploring diverse buildings, places and communities both locally and globally. 

You learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Technical workshops 
  • Industry visits to live construction sites and manufacturing facilities
  • Field trips – local and international
  • Independent study 
  • Practice-based learning
  • Group work
  • Work placements  

Key themes

You’ll learn the fundamental skills of how to plan, monitor and control a project. Core modules cover building technology, materials, digital surveying, law, sustainability and resilience, economics, construction contracts, health and safety, construction costing, digital construction, people management, planning and programming, and climate action. 

You’ll be introduced to industry technologies such as 360 cameras and VR headsets to assess potential health and safety issues. We teach BIM (Building Information Modelling) standard methods and their application of digital technologies using cutting-edge technology and industry-specific 4D planning tools.

You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with and apply research-based knowledge. This could include a feasibility study to an inner city redevelopment project – both in the UK and Europe. Or tackling the growing challenges in balancing economic, social and environmental goals in the name of ‘sustainable development’. 

The combination of practice-focused learning and concern for contemporary industry challenges will make you stand out to employers. 

Course support

At every level of study, students are given the opportunity to thrive, culturally, personally and professionally. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:

  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • Free access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into

Course leaders and tutors

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Micah Wilson
Senior lecturer in Building Surveying

Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying

Watch course leader Zoe Cox talk about this course.

Applied learning

Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed. 

Work placements 

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. 

You’ll apply a wide range of practical abilities and knowledge to real-world situations, developing independent and creative decision-making skills. 

Live projects  

This course boasts some great hands-on, practical experience. In each year of study, you’ll work on real projects, responding to briefs set by employers, and interacting with construction professionals. This could include investigating and profiling an employer, or working with students from other courses to creatively address environmental issues. 

Previously, students worked with BAM and McLaughlin & Harvey on live prestigious city centre projects. This included mock site meetings, live site visits, and guest sessions from the design team, simulating real life challenges from industry.

You’ll also have the chance to work with our estate partners on campus development projects. Not only could you help us meet our environmental targets, but you can also have a direct impact on how our University will look.

Field trips  

In the first year of the course, you take part in a residential field trip to a UK destination (at no additional cost). 

In the second year, there’s an optional overseas field trip to a European city, (which may incur additional costs). Previous destinations have included Lisbon, Dublin and Berlin.    

Networking opportunities  

Construction is all about people. We’ll support you to build a network of professional contacts by hosting networking events with employers, having employers attend as guest lecturers and providing showcase and masterclass sessions.

We have strong connections with a number of construction firms in the region. Through these, you’ll be able to visit live sites and gain valuable professional insights.

Competitions 

We actively encourage students to enter competitions. Some of our recent accolades include The Association of Women in Property’s Student Award, the CIOB Global Student Challenge, and the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education (MOBIE) challenge.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:  

  • Project management (client or consultancy)
  • Construction management
  • Site management and logistics
  • Health and safety management
  • Project planning
  • BIM management
  • Sustainability
  • Design management and coordination
  • Contract management

We have long-standing relationships with leading companies – previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Wates
  • Henry Boot
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Network Rail
  • Faithful & Gould
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Mace
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • BAM
  • Arcadis
  • ISG Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Tilbury Douglas
  • Balfour Beatty Construction

Equipment and facilities

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students. 

On this course you will have access to industry-standard equipment and a variety of learning spaces, including:

  • 360 cameras, 3D Scanner, Drones, robotic total stations, thermal imaging cameras and VR headsets
  • The latest 3D modelling software and industry-specific 4D planning tools – such as Revit, Navis Works, Autocad and Asta Power Project
  • IT labs and our Adsetts Learning Centre for both independent study and collaboration
  • Modern fully-equipped classrooms and lecture theatres
  • Construction materials testing laboratories

Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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.

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


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
 Fundamentals Of Buildings & Materials
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Introduction To Digital Surveying And Project Planning
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
 Introduction To The Built Environment
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
 Sustainability, Law And Economics
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Construction Contract Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Construction Technology And Safety
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Project Costing And Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Resilient Built Environments
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement
Credits -
Assessment
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Advanced Planning & Climate Action Retrofit Project
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Digital Construction And Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Methods
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Project
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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 full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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