University of Wales Trinity Saint David has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This degree aims to provide students with a broad background in the wide range of disciplines involved in managing construction projects from both the client’s and the contractor’s viewpoints. The course provides students with both the underpinning knowledge and a broad range of skills necessary to pursue a successful career within the industry. The course is delivered in a friendly environment to small groups; by the end of your course the lecturers will know you by name as an individual. The course covers a wide range of subjects, from development economics to health safety and welfare. The course is delivered through a range of lectures, tutorials, construction site visits and practical assignments that aim to develop the key skills the student will need in the industry.
The full-time course consists of six 20 credit modules in the first two years and four 20 credit modules with a 40 credit project / dissertation module in the final year. Students can change their attendance pattern from full to part-time or suspend their studies in order to take up training opportunities. Modules in Year 1 consist of: Built Environment Issues, Academic & Professional Skills; Construction Technology I; Surveying ; Science, Structural Appreciation & Materials, BIM/CAD and Law for the Built Environment. Year 2 modules include: Construction Technology 2, BREEAM New Construction Assessment, Built Environment Services, Site Production & Project Management, Contract Practice & Procedures, Research Methods & GIS. Year 3 modules are: Construction Technology 3; Construction Project Management; Project Planning, Monitoring & Control; Integrated Project 3 and Individual Research Project.
Assessments used within these Programmes are normally formative or summative. In the former assessment is designed to ensure students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Typically, such assessment will take the form of practical exercises where a more hands-on approach shows student’s ability on a range of activities. Traditional formal time-constrained assessment is by means of tests and examinations, normally of two-hour duration. Examinations are a traditional method of verifying that the work produced is the students’ own work. To help authenticate student coursework, some modules require that the student and lecturer negotiate the topic for assessment on an individual basis, allowing the lecturer to monitor progress. Some modules where the assessment is research-based require students to verbally/visually present the research results to the lecturer and peers, followed by a question and answer session. Such assessment strategies are in accord with the learning and teaching strategies employed by the team, that is, where the aim is to generate work that is mainly student-driven, individual, reflective and where appropriate, vocationally-orientated. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session thereby allowing for greater value added to the student’s learning.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|