Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Construction Management (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

The Construction Industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK and requires a constant supply of construction managers to run building and civil engineering projects of all sizes.

The course:

  • includes a foundation year to prepare you for further study
  • will extend your interest and reinforce your understanding of how projects are created, managed, constructed and are operated upon completion
  • can open up a wide range of career options in construction management, being as diverse or as specialist as you want it to be in pursuing your own personal goals and ambitions
  • is accredited by the Charted Institute of Building (CIOB)

Key course features

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • Visits to live construction projects to observe site operations in practice.
  • Further opportunities to directly engage with industry through conferences and guest lectures.
  • Wide-ranging industry-standard digital resources available for use on- and off-campus.
  • Compulsory placements that facilitate potential opportunities for employment.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the BSc(Hons) Construction Management (with Foundation Year) programme, applicants will normally be expected to have previously achieved the following as a minimum: 

  • 48-72 UCAS tariff points to commence the Foundation Year at Level 3

Applications from candidates who do not satisfy the standard entry criteria identified above are welcome and will be expected to demonstrate through an interview that they have the potential to succeed in the programme.

IELTS for UKVI:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Opportunities for construction managers exist within the construction industry in many varied contexts, from ‘new-build’ developments to heritage and refurbishment projects of all scales and types. No two construction projects are the same, and construction managers are likely to spend as much time on-site as they are at their desks. These circumstances mean that a career in construction management can often be challenging, particularly rewarding, but never routine.    

The BSc (Hons) Construction Management qualification provides a sound basis upon which to develop a career in the professional and technical aspects of managing construction projects in a range of contexts.

Course Details

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The Foundation Year will provide students with a mixture of both construction-related and skills-based modules that combine to serve as good preparation for progression to undergraduate study at Level 4. The first four module titles listed below are delivered by staff from the Built Environment subject area, and cover important aspects in the field of construction management; the remaining two support learning by covering wider skills and contexts, and are delivered in combined classes that include students from other subject areas.  

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Level 4 of the construction management degree comprises six core modules that combine to provide an introduction to the processes and technologies that exist within the contemporary construction industry. Subjects are considered from first principles, so that you can come to appreciate fundamental issues in the design, construction, management, use and decommissioning of construction projects. 

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Level 5 of the degree builds upon the first by introducing further modules that explore important considerations in the development of construction projects. Planning and Building Regulations explores the two principal ‘permissions’ necessary when development is proposed, and Digital Technologies in Surveying considers the use of digital equipment in topographical measurement. Year 2 also includes a compulsory week-long work placement.  

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

Graphical Communication in the Built Environment
Sustainability and the Environment
Built Environment Project
The Skills You Need
Contextual Studies
Analytical Methods for Engineering

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Design Technology 1
Construction Management 1
Construction Technology 1
Sustainable Construction
Quantity Surveying Practice 1
Science and Materials

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Planning and Building Regulations
Construction Site Management (Including Work-based Learning)
Construction Technology 2
Digital Technologies in Surveying
Procurement and Contract Practice

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

Inter-professional Studies
Construction Management 3: Industrial Practice
Construction Technology 3
Commercial Management
Project Management Technologies and BIM
Individual Research Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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