Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Construction Management (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Those students who may not have traditional academic qualifications but have either experience of, or a keen interest in, the Construction industry will find that this course is an ideal entry into the huge and very varied profession of Construction Manager. You will work with a like-minded group of students to build basic skills that are directly applicable to Construction before moving on to Undergraduate degree levels. Graduates from this course have moved on to a wide variety of positions with volume house builders, specialist commercial construction companies and other more general areas. Some have taken posts abroad and over 90% of all graduates go into directly related jobs. • Small tutorial groups allow for a high level of tutor support. • The course is fully accredited by our professional body - the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). You will have Student Membership whilst studying and will be eligible for Applicant Membership and then Chartered Member on Graduation. • Expert guidance, support and insight by lecturers with direct industry experience and excellent links with local professionals and employers who are closely involved with our courses as visiting lecturers and external advisors. • This degree prepares you for the management of construction projects of all sizes. It readies you to take on responsibilities of client management, to satisfy employers that projects are completed to date and to the specified standard and budget. • None traditional entry qualifications • 100% student satisfaction with the Construction Management degree This course is also available to study as a three year programme without a foundation year BSc (Hons) Construction Management UCAS Code: K222.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) In the Foundation Year you will study learning styles and methods, show your awareness of current affairs and reinforce your ability to work with quantities and materials. Other modules will introduce sketching and drawing, awareness of the built and natural environment and group work on projects relating to the built environment. You will be expected to attend lectures on two days each week and then do your reading and assignment writing on other days. Each of two semesters will have up to 14 weeks of teaching. MODULES Graphical Communication Number in the Built Environment Sustainability and the Environment Built Environment Project The Skills You Need Contextual Studies YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) The first year (level 4) modules (eg Academic & Professional Development, Sustainable Development, Site Appraisal) comprise a set of building blocks that introduce students to the range of subject knowledge and practical skills required throughout the programme. Subjects are approached from a perspective of practical problem solving (Construction Technology 1, Built Environment Law) underpinned by theoretical understanding of professional knowledge. Skills development is not confined within modular parameters and students are expected, progressively, to participate in their own learning. MODULES Site Appraisal Domestic Building Construction Sustainable Development Built Environment Law Academic and Personal Development Building Information YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) In the second year (level 5) modules cover subjects of a more complex and specialist nature (eg Development Management, Construction Management, Planning and Building Control) involving appraisal of practical situations, more complex options and policy analysis. These require students to prepare for lectures and seminars and are backed up by research skills and professional development modules that assist in linking and aiding coherence across the programme. MODULES Commercial Building Technology Construction Materials Planning and Building Control Development Management Research Proposal Construction Site Management YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6) The final year (level 6) brings students into a range of challenging opportunities that enables them to demonstrate their achievement in variable option analysis and assessment (eg Project Management), creative thinking, teamwork and leadership skills (eg Inter-Professional Studies), independent learning, critical analysis and synthesis skills (Dissertation), and cognate professional knowledge (eg Construction Technology 3, Health and Safety). MODULES Modern Methods of Construction Dissertation Building Information Modelling (BIM) Health and Safety Management Inter-Professional Studies 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.

Assessment method

Foundation year assessment will be by a variety of methods including presentations, portfolio of observations, worksheets and written work. The Glyndwr Virtual Learning Environment will support your learning and will be a repository of learning materials. Assessment strategies tend to be module based but with integrated themes wherever practicable. Jointly taught modules are organised so that students are assessed within the context of their individual programme of study. Assessment materials (assignment briefs etc.) are prepared to meet the needs of the Module and presented to students at interactive briefing sessions. Submitted elements and complete work is assessed and feedback provided to students. At regular tutorials and seminars group and individual progress is discussed as part of the strategy of on-going feedback during the course. Other features of assessment practice reflect development of professional and subject skills often using scenario based simulated work experience situations led by design projects requiring creative solutions and including reports that are presented or discussed individually with the ‘clients’. Traditional exams do not feature as a form of assessment. Forms of assessment that feature widely across the programme include essays, report writing, formal individual / group presentations, seminar presentations, scenario based time controlled tasks, practical tasks and individual research carried out in preparation for case study review and analysis. TEACHING AND LEARNING 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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
18R7
Institution code:
G53
Campus name:
Wrexham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Construction Management (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS