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The future of construction has arrived. Our BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying with foundation year degree offers you a comprehensive blend of skills and knowledge in core traditional technologies and methods, alongside training in emerging and future digital innovations. You can become a flexible, agile and adaptable professional with the skills to succeed at the cutting-edge of the built environment industry. Digital technology is revolutionising construction and professionals in the industry are racing to keep up with the changes. Innovations such as drones, laser scanners and 3D software packages are revealing skills shortages and creating new job opportunities across a wide spectrum of the industry. The University of Bolton’s ground-breaking BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying with foundation year degree offers you the knowledge and skills to take advantage of these new opportunities, while ensuring you possess a solid grounding in the traditional technologies, principles and methods that underpin modern construction. Our dedicated and experienced staff will guide you to develop a strong understanding and practical know-how in essential areas of construction and surveying. The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of these areas alongside study skills development. It’s designed to prepare you for degree-level study. At degree level, we’ll cover areas such as construction technology, including site investigations, materials, specifications and plans, along with areas such as contract procedures and procurement, measurement, legal and regulatory frameworks, construction project management, project finance, and sustainable construction, so that you can gain in-depth knowledge of the core elements essential for a career in the industry. We’ll also focus on integrating digital technologies such as building information modelling (BIM) into the planning, building and maintenance of structures, exploring how these enable smarter working, increase productivity and enhance outcomes for clients. In the coming years, we expect the industry will be transformed by new and emerging technologies. Therefore, we’ll support you to gain vital academic and lifelong learning skills so that you are well prepared to research these innovations, apply your knowledge in new ways, and keep abreast of inventions and enhancements in construction and surveying throughout your career. Overall, we aim to prepare you for a long and successful career in this exciting worldwide industry.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics. If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we will be happy to consider your application. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.