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Course summary

With BSc Construction Management and Surveying you will develop a thorough knowledge of technical and managerial issues within the construction sector and open up a wide range of alternative career paths. This course is designed to prepare you for a successful career in a management position within the construction sector. You will benefit from the Department’s strong links with industry and with the surveying professions. Additionally, the degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and by the Chartered Institute of Building. (Accreditation is reviewed periodically. Successful completion of courses accredited by CIOB and RICS satisfies the academic requirements for membership of CIOB and RICS.) 100% of our research is of international standing (REF 2021, combining 4, 3 and 2* submissions – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning) and 100% of our research impact has been classed outstanding or very considerable (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning). As with all of our surveying and construction courses, the programme structure provides an opportunity to explore a range of construction-related disciplines prior to specialising in the final year. You will be able to transfer onto other programmes such as BSc Quantity Surveying at the end of your second year if you wish to do so. This programme will equip you with a broad knowledge of construction and surveying, and will prepare you for a wide range of roles. A particular emphasis is placed on transferable skills and University of Reading graduates are renowned for rapid progression to senior management positions in a variety of firms within the construction sector. You will study in an internationally-renowned department with an outstanding employability rating. Many members of staff within the School are active in research and consultancy. This ensures that the course reflects not only the very best of current practice, but also the latest developments in areas such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainability. Your first two years are designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the disciplines which underpin construction management and the surveying professions. This will include subjects such as economics, law, and building technology. Recurring themes throughout the course include the application of digital technologies, sustainability and internationalisation. There is an especially strong focus on project work and on interdisciplinary collaboration. For example, during your second year, you may work with a real client to plan a live construction project overseas. Furthermore, we place a strong focus on employability and you will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals throughout the course. You will also be encouraged to take up a placement over the summer between your second and final years, for which you will gain credits that contribute towards your degree. Additionally, there is the option to spend a year in industry, in the UK or abroad. The final year of the BSc Construction Management and Surveying course introduces you to the latest thinking in management technology and provides the opportunity to specialise. You will also complete a dissertation on a research topic of your choice and a built environment project, in which you will prepare an environmental impact assessment for a building project. Additionally you can explore areas of interest through optional modules on subjects such as green innovation, historic built environments, construction contract law, and modern languages. Placements Between your second and final year you can carry out a paid industrial training placement, lasting a year or a shorter period. This experience not only provides you with an insight into industry, but is also a valuable opportunity to get to know a range of industry professionals.

Modules

The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change.   Core modules:

  • Construction Science
  • Information and Communication
  • Construction Technology
  • Introduction to Economics and Law
  • Empirical Studies and Site Engineering
  • Introduction to Management and Projects
  • Management of Construction Projects 1
  • Building Environment Systems and Technology
  • Projects and Digitilisation
  • Construction and Procurement and Contract Law
  • Introduction to Quantification and Computerised Taking Off
  • Building Pathology and Surveying Practice
  • Project Built Environment Management
  • Research Skills and Dissertation
Students must also choose one of the following which will constitute their third (and final) compulsory module:
  • Management of Construction Projects 2
  • Quantification and Costing: Buildings and Civil Works
  • Commercial Surveying Practices and advanced Building Pathology
The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K290
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Unistats information

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27650 Year 1
International £27650 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Construction Management and Surveying at University of Reading - UCAS