Construction Project Management (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Construction Project Management (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for a career in project management within the construction industry. The foundation year will introduce you to the world of business with a sharp focus on aspects of management, business communications and marketing in a global context. The foundation year creates opportunities for students to develop key business skills and to put theory, both traditional and contemporary, into practice with real-world scenarios. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Aviation Management BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Energy, Construction and Environment. Coventry University has been educating construction professionals for over half a century and our Construction Project Management degree aims to prepare graduates for the challenges they will face during their careers. We will encourage you to develop the innovation and creativity required to tackle the complex problems now facing the industry surrounding space, sustainability, cost, and technology, globally. Key benefits of the degree

  • Excellent links with construction employers who support our teaching with the aid of site visits and guest speakers
  • A diverse learning approach offers you highly practical elements such as surveying, field trips, and live assessment through case studies so that you can apply your learning
  • Opportunities to undertake additional qualifications as part of your programme, such as BREEAM certificates
  • Access to our unique Simulation Centre that replicates a realistic work environment that will help you improve and enhance a variety of skills and behaviours needed to manage a project
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Modules

The foundation year will introduce you to the world of business with a sharp focus on aspects of management, business communications and marketing in a global context. The foundation year creates opportunities for students to develop key business skills and to put theory, both traditional and contemporary, into practice with real-world scenarios. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Modules Materials and Building Surveying Construction Technology and Environmental Sciences Spatial Design and Visual Communication Professional Skills Development Project and Cost Management Sustainable Environments Year Two The second year is where you explore the construction management professions in more detail and move from traditional industry practices into the more modern practices associated with building and infrastructure production today, including building information modelling, virtual reality and other advancing technologies. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year In your final year, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of contract management, including procurement methods, tendering procedures, the contractual relationship among project participants and an awareness of all of the main standard forms of contract available in the UK construction industry. We also focus on post-contract management practices and procedures, including construction finance. You will have the chance to gain a solid understanding of basic accounting and financial principles, preparing you to apply spreadsheet techniques to analyse financial problems and better understand financial and cost control issues from a corporate management perspective. You have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a ‘real-life’ project that will reflect the skills required in professional practice. Past students have used a variety of actual projects both in Coventry and further afield to apply their learning. You will also be expected to perform a detailed research study with the help of an experienced supervisor. You can choose a topic to suit your interests or to assist your career aspirations, with previous dissertation topics covering the use of drones in construction, the use of mobile technology to monitor construction work, and the effects of the planning software on project success. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments Laboratories Posters The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Building

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950* Year 1
Scotland £7950* Year 1
Wales £7950* Year 1
Channel Islands £7950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This is provisionally set at £9,250 for the 25/26 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options. www.coventry.ac.uk/international-students-hub/international-pathways/
Construction Project Management (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS