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Course summary

OVERVIEW Construction projects are complex and varied. As a result, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to enable you to lead in the planning, control and managing of these projects so you can be a vital part of the professional workforce needed to join the sector in the next few years. You will learn to work effectively alone and in teams. Technology is changing so fast that some of the things you will learn as a student will already be out of date when you graduate. As a result, the most important development you will undertake is becoming an independent learner so you can continue your learning journey past graduation and adapt to changes in technology in the industry throughout your career. Our course also offers you the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons with a paid placement in industry, boosting your employment prospects after you graduate. Throughout your learning, you will be supported by our brand new construction facilities on campus, giving you hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment used in the industry. By completing our Construction Management undergraduate course, you will gain a Level 6 qualification to go into industry or can take your study further on our Construction Project Management MSc degree. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? - PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Learn the project management tools and planning techniques needed to manage a construction project

  • EXPERT TUITION – Learn from our highly-qualified staff with extensive practical knowledge of construction management
  • MODERN METHODS – There is a firm focus on sustainability and health and safety to meet the demands of the future
  • AWARD-WINNING UNIVERSITY – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
FACILITIES Students on our construction courses learn in real-world training environments at University College Birmingham. Our brand new Sustainable Construction Skills Centre at the James Cond Building offers state-of-the-art facilities with changing green technologies to allow you to explore industry standard techniques and modern methods of construction in practice, and how existing building stock can be adapted to meet current sustainability standards. At the centre and at Camden House, you will have access to:
  • Training rigs
  • Production line technology
  • Industry 4.0 rigs
  • Process manufacturing training equipment
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Renewable energy simulators
  • Control engineering rigs
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Mechatronics automation
  • PLCs
  • Fluid dynamics software
  • MATLAB and SolidWorks design software
  • Enhanced IT facilities
PLACEMENTS Practice placements are vital for gaining real-life experience and for building your confidence and skills before you finish your course – and they may even lead to a job when you graduate. Our Hired team can help find the ideal placement for you. There is an optional placement year available between years 2 and 3. It will last 10 months and will be a paid opportunity in construction management, either on site or in a design office. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Rail project manager
  • Transportation project manager
  • Project manager
  • Senior site-based project manager
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham. - Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Modules

Year 1 - Introduction to Construction - Domestic Construction Technology - Construction Organisational Management - Construction Law and Statutory Regulation - Commercial and Industrial Construction - Construction Management Practice. Year 2 - Construction Procurement - Construction Economics - Construction Management - Construction Maintenance Management - Construction Organisational Practices and Financial Management - Construction Contract Practice and Administration. Year 3 - Construction Project Control, Health and Safety - Construction Development Economics Project - Contemporary Construction Management - Sustainability in Construction - Construction Dissertation OR Industry Based Construction Research Project

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 12 contact hours): -Teaching method 1 – 9 hours large group teaching , -Teaching method 2 – 6 (8 for international) hours tutorials, subject-related workshops etc) - You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course: Coursework – 55% Practical assessment – 15% Written examinations – 30% Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
KC30
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £1500 Year 1
International £1500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Construction Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS