Construction Project Management
BSc (Hons)

Industrial Placement
Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available
Work placement opportunity
International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study Construction Project Management at Salford

1.

Accredited by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

2.

93% overall satisfaction for this course (Source: NSS 2015)

3.

Develop skills in the management and control of construction operations

Course Summary

Construction project managers lead, manage and control all construction operations. Their primary role is to ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and within budget. They identify and control resources and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met.

You will develop economic, legal, technical and managerial knowledge and skills. You will also have the opportunity to take part in project-orientated group work where real-life problems will be tackled. You will learn how to plan, organise and control construction operations and you will gain knowledge in all stages of the process – from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition.

You can study this course as an Accelerated Degree.

Course Details

Year 1 (If studied part-time Years 1 and 2)

This course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, (Architectural Design and Technology, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Property and Real Estate) and with which you study essential foundation subjects. 

Modules may include: 

  • Technology 1
  • Economics and Management
  • Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
  • Environmental Science and Services
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Management Project 1

Year 2 (If studied part-time Years 3 and 4)

Introduces a number of subjects which are specific to this course as well as others which are in common with other courses. 

Modules may include: 

  • Technology 2
  • Procurement and Administration
  • Construction Process Management
  • Lean and Offsite Production Management
  • Construction Management Project 2
  • Multidisciplinary Project 

Year 3 (If studied part-time Years 4 and 5)

During your final year you will study some core compulsory construction project management modules in addition to some which you select each semester. You will also undertake a research project on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of academic staff. 

Modules may include: 

  • Project Management
  • Professional Practice 
  • Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Integrated Design and Delivery Systems
  • Discipline Research Project

Industrial Placement year

If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years 2 and 3. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The University will help you to develop their employability skills. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.

Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English Language
UCAS tariff points 260 points
BTEC National Diploma National Diploma DDM
BTEC Higher National Diploma Higher National Diploma Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5
Foundation Degree Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5
Other Qualification Degree in cognate subject for level 5 entry

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 is proof of this.

Applicant profile

Applicants will also need to have a minimum grade C pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE O level (or equivalent) There are no specific A level topics required.

In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfil your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the built environment.

All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. The built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.

The modern built environment industry relies on a multidisciplinary team based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player.

Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the built environment.

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Andy Fleming the Director of Admissions for further information.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Coursework
  • Projects with other students
  • Guest lectures and site visits to construction projects, completed buildings, product manufacturing plants etc.

Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework, projects, exams, and a dissertation.

Employability

Career Prospects

Construction project managers are in considerable demand in the UK and internationally. Therefore, graduates from this course are much sought after by employer organisations and opportunities are excellent. Recent graduates are working in a wide range of organisations including construction companies, project management consultancies and government departments.

Companies that have previously employed our graduates include: Lend Lease, Kier, Laing O'Rourke, Simons Construction Ltd, Skanska.

Alumni Profile

Dale Sookoo, graduate

"Salford has a respectable reputation for high standards in all construction disciplines - I enjoyed the programme in its entirety and was impressed by the support and encouragement offered by the staff."

Links with Industry

Students who study on the Multidisciplinary Projects module have worked on some ‘live’ development projects. In 2010, students helped design a new club-house for Salford City FC. In 2011, students worked on the designs for Macclesfield Cricket Club and the Salford Woolpack community pub. 

In addition, we have close associations with industry and professional bodies such as:

  • Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • RICS
  • CIOB

This provides our students with a number of benefits such as site visits, guest speakers and placements.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£9,000
Part-time£1,500 per 20 credits
Full-time International£12,300

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Financial support for this course

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.