Northumbria University Newcastle - Construction Management BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Construction Management BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Construction Management explores how different parts of the construction process fit together, and how you can manage that process to deliver the best results for society and the environment

  • There is a growing need for managers who have expertise across construction, engineering and management. Currently there is a shortage of such managers and so this course will give you excellent career prospects. You will study a number of business and management modules to give you the skills you need to manage a range of construction projects. These include Commercial Management, Law and Procurement, and Management of People.
  • Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)
  • Northumbria University Newcastle holds Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Accredited Centre Status.
  • This Programme has been designed to meet the CIOB Education Framework.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

We encourage all students to consider undertaking a placement, though it’s not compulsory and you can choose to complete the course in three years.The placement year, before your final year, will enrich your experience and offer an extended opportunity to engage with industry. 

By the end of this course you’ll be in an excellent position to apply for graduate training schemes and graduate roles in construction management. Our Careers and Employment Service offers resources and support that will help you find roles matching your interests and skills.

You could also undertake further study at postgraduate level with a course such as our Construction Project Management MSc. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Course Details

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and problem-based workshops. We make numerous visits to construction sites so you can see how a building project ‘fits together’ and see first-hand how the construction process unfolds. You’ll speak with industry professionals and learn about their skills and experiences.

The teaching will help you understand fundamental principles of construction and gain experience in solving problems. At first these problems will be clearly defined and then, as your studies progress, you’ll become expert in carrying out advanced analyses of complex and ambiguous issues. You’ll identify innovative solutions that will take account of the realities of construction and what’s best for the wider society.

Year One

The Construction Industry and its Management (Core,20 Credits)
Construction Technology (Core,20 Credits)
Built Asset Management (Core,20 Credits)
Academic & Professional Skills (Core,20 Credits)
Sustainable Future and Construction (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Land Surveying (Core,20 Credits)

Year Two

Advanced Construction Technology (Core,20 Credits)
Contract Administration and Procedure (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Construction Project Management with BIM 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Building Environmental Science and Services (Core,20 Credits)
Commercial Management (Core,20 Credits)
Health, Safety and Wellbeing (Core,20 Credits)
Employability Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Year Three

Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
International Academic Exchange 2 (Optional,120 Credits)
Engineering and Environment Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

Year Four

Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Management of People (Core,20 Credits)
Construction Project Management and BIM 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Data-Centric Construction and Digitalisation (Core,20 Credits)
Sustainable Construction Technology (Core,20 Credits)
Dissertation (Core,40 Credits)

*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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