Why choose this course? The BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree is an ideal qualification for those who are motivated by seeing their hard work rewarded and their expertise recognised within a vibrant and challenging construction industry. The Construction Industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the United Kingdom and requires a constant supply of construction managers to run building and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The course:
- can be studied full-time or part-time.
- is accredited by the Charted Institute of Building (CIOB).
- will extend your knowledge and reinforce your understanding of how projects are created, managed, constructed and are operated upon completion.
- can open up a wide range of career options in construction management, being as diverse or as specialist as you want it to be in pursuing your own personal goals and ambitions.
- is part of a subject area rated joint first in the UK for graduate prospects in the Building subject league tables, Complete University Guide 2022.
- *100% of graduates of this course are in paid work or study (graduates surveyed 15 months graduating, WGU analysis of unpublished data).
- The course is accredited by the Charted Institute of Building (CIOB).
- Visits to live construction projects to observe site operations in practice.
- Further opportunities to directly engage with industry through conferences and guest lectures.
- Wide-ranging industry-standard digital resources available for use on- and off-campus.
- Lectures are delivered in consecutive blocks as far as possible, to ensure flexible study time away from university.
- A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to ensure that technical content is applied to typical construction scenarios.
- The Built Environment subject area is part of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST) and therefore content benefits from association with engineering, computing and renewable energy subject disciplines.
- Industrial placement forms an essential part of the Construction Management programme and provides potential opportunities.
What you will study YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Level 4 of the construction management degree comprises six core modules that combine to provide an introduction to the processes and technologies that exist within the contemporary construction industry. Subjects are considered from first principles, so that you can come to appreciate fundamental issues in the design, construction, management, use and decommissioning of construction projects. MODULES Design Technology 1 Construction Management 1 Construction Technology 1 Sustainable Construction Quantity Surveying Practice 1 Science and Materials YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Level 5 of the degree builds upon the first by introducing further modules that explore important considerations in the development of construction projects. Planning and Building Regulations explores the two principal ‘permissions’ necessary when development is proposed, and Digital Technologies in Surveying considers the use of digital equipment in topographical measurement. Year 2 also includes a compulsory week-long work placement. MODULES Planning and Building Regulations Construction Site Management (Including Work-based Learning) Construction Technology 2 Digital Technologies in Surveying Procurement and Contract Practice YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) The final year requires the development of a group project in Inter-professional Studies and provides an opportunity to explore a particular research interest in the Individual Research Project. All seventeen modules combine to engage you in your chosen field of study and are intended to encourage confidence and enthusiasm in the development of your expertise. MODULES Inter-professional Studies Construction Management 3: Industrial Practice Construction Technology 3 Commercial Management Project Management Technologies and BIM Individual Research Project Part-time study will comprise combinations of these modules over a five year period, though a Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma in a construction-related subject may carry exemptions at Levels 4 and/or 5, subject to approval by the University. The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Teaching & Assessment A range of assessment methods are used within the programme to simulate the sorts of written, practical, visual and oral communication skills that are expected of construction managers; written reports, the practical use of technical equipment, visual presentations, laboratory analyses, in-class tests, coursework and oral presentations are all important ways in which students can demonstrate their understanding. The types of assessment selected for each module have been chosen to best suit the nature of the technical content in each subject, and collectively provide a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate their interest, enthusiasm and interpretation of content during their studies. TEACHING AND LEARNING Modules are delivered using a variety of teaching and learning techniques, including traditional lectures, practical ‘hands-on’ activities, tutorials and group discussions, laboratory work, construction site-based observation and peer appraisal. The main priority is to ensure that students feel comfortable within the academic learning environment and feel able to contribute to the discussion of subject matter within any class, tutorial or other learning activity that forms part of their studies – teaching and learning is fundamentally a two-way process within which student opinion is vitally important. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|