University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Construction Project Management with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Despite global economic challenges, construction growth continues. With a skills shortage, and new technologies driving change, now is a great time to study a BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management with Foundation Year degree with Salford. Construction project managers oversee the entire construction process, from resource distribution, timeframes and budget management, to managing staff and stakeholder relationships. We’ve shaped our popular, accredited Construction Project Management degree to include action-based and reflective learning approaches, that will help you to learn to plan, organise and control construction operations, and open up exciting career opportunities. Build in-demand professional knowledge and skills This foundation year pathway is designed to give you a strong foundation in construction, surveying and design techniques, and the essential study skills so you are ready to progress. This pathway is an excellent route if you want to study the full honours degree, but don't meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress on to the full BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree, which is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). During inspiring tutorials, you will explore the relationship between a building and its internal and external environments, understanding laws and regulations in the construction and property industries, construction management techniques and construction technology including BIM and CAD. As you progress, you will expand your subject knowledge to procurement and lean and offsite production management. In your second year, you will experience Constructionarium, an unmissable week-long residential project that puts your learnt theory into practice, so you can see how things work in the real world. Delivered by industry-experienced tutors and practitioners, you'll be educated to the highest industry standards, studying a range of tailored, industry-shaped modules that will develop your professional, technical and interpersonal skill set. With a focus on your future employability, you will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world built environment careers. Get closer to industry Located at the heart of one of the largest property and construction markets outside of London, Salford is a great place to study construction, with impressive development projects right on our doorstep. Delivered from our Peel park campus, minutes away from buzzing central Manchester, you’ll have opportunities to visit local construction projects, and receive industry guest lectures, building your professional connections and gaining real-world context for your learning. Our new home for the built environment In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for the built environment. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Start with a foundation year to boost your skills and be ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree • Learn about the economic conditions, legal regulations and technological advancements driving the sector • Understand the construction process, from feasibility studies and design to construction, maintenance, and demolition • Learn about the interactions between a building and its internal and external environments • Build knowledge and understanding of management theories in construction and property development • Use industry software and technology to understand how real-time digital data guides physical construction

Course details

Modules

Foundation year: Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice, Introduction to Design Practice, Introduction to Building Science, Introduction to Digital Built Environment, IT and Study Skills, Professional Practice Project. Year one: Introduction to Law and Regulatory Frameworks, Technology 1, Introduction to Construction Management, Economics and Management, Environmental Science and Services, Construction Management Project 1. Year two: Technology 2, Construction Process Management, Procurement and Administration, Lean and Offsite Production Management, Multi-disciplinary Project, Construction Management Project 2. Year three: Project Management, Discipline Research Project, Professional Practice, Introduction to Design and Delivery Systems, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design and Construction.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K208
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We require Grade D or 3 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

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Construction Project Management with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS