Construction Project Management
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
UCAS Code: Full-time: K200, Part-time: K200P
Start Date(s): January; September
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time
January start available for entry in to year 2
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,600 per year
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Course can be studied as an Accelerated Degree
- Site visits and fieldtrips are a crucial part of your learning experience, and may include study visits abroad
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
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.
Studying this degree course will teach you how to plan, organise and control construction operations, building your knowledge in all stages of the process – from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition. You will also have the opportunity to take part in project orientated group work where real problems will be tackled.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards. You will also be encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry between your second and third year, which you will arrange with our support.
Year 1 (If studied part-time Years 1 and 2)
Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of 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)
During your second year you will be introduced to subjects specific to your course, as well as some modules which are common with other courses such as the multi-disciplinary project. This provides another opportunity for collaborative working which is common practice in the career of a construction project manager.
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
- Discipline Research Project
- Professional Practice
- Introduction to Integrated Design and Delivery Systems
- Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
- Sustainable Design and Construction
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.