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Construction Project Management (Accelerated Degree)

BSc (Hons)

School - School of the Built Environment

Subject area - Built Environment

UCAS Code: Full-time accelerated: K201 Day-release accelerated: K202

Start Dates(s): September; January; June

Duration:

2 years full-time; 3 years full-time with placement
3 years day-release; 4 years day-release with placement

Full-time start: September

Day-release starts: September, January and June

Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International - £17,500 per year

In Brief:

  • Accredited by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Studying at an accelerated rate enables faster progression into a career or postgraduate opportunities
  • Prepares you for a host of rewarding professional careers both nationally and internationally with excellent opportunities
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • Accelerated two-year degree option available
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

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.

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.  

The School of the Built Environment now offers a new mode of study for many of its undergraduate courses; the Accelerated Degree. Whilst covering the same content as a traditional three year undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters.This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, therefore allowing you to progress more quickly into work or further study.

If you choose to study Construction Project Management full-time as an accelerated degree, you will complete it in two years rather than three. If you choose the day-release option, you will complete your degree in three years rather than five. You still have the option to complete a placement with these modes of study, with the full-time accelerated degree with placement taking  three  years  to  complete,  and the day-release accelerated degree taking four years to complete. The traditional three year full-time and five year part-time options for this course are still available.

Study as a traditional degree

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Awards and Accreditation

Course Details

Depending on whether you choose the full-time accelerated degree pathway, or the day-release accelerated degree option, the structure of this course will vary as follows:

Full-time accelerated

Year 1*

Modules may include: 

  • Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
  • Technology 1
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Economics and Management
  • Environmental Sciences and Services
  • Construction Management Project 1
  • Procurement and Administration
  • Lean and Offsite Production Management
  • Multi-disciplinary Project 

Year 2*

Modules may include:

  • Technology 2
  • Construction Process Management
  • Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Sustainable Design and Construction 
  • Construction Management Project 2
  • Discipline Research Project
  • Professional Practice
  • Project Management
  • Integrated Design and Delivery Systems

You also have the option to take a placement year between years 1 and 2. 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 your 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 visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.

Day-release accelerated

Year 1*

Modules may include: 

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

Year 2*

Modules may include:

  • Technology 2
  • Construction Process Management
  • Procurement and Administration
  • Lean and Offsite Production Management
  • Multi-disciplinary Project
  • Construction Management Project 2 

Year  3*

Modules may include:

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

You also have the option to take a placement year 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 your 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 visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.

*Please note students who fail a module are allowed a maximum of 40 credits of concurrent study however the Student Loan Company will not fund the element relating to the repeating modules and therefore if the student wishes to study this concurrently they will have to fund the additional cost themselves.

Course Structure

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 104 points
GCE A level 104 points
Scottish Highers 104 points
Irish Leaving Certificate 104 points
International Baccalaureate 30 points

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

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 property and built environment.

All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. Property and 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 property and real estate sector 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 property and real estate sector.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Full-time International £17,500 per year

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Self-directed study
  • Projects with other students
  • Guest lectures
  • Site visits to property development sites, urban regeneration projects and completed buildings

Assessment

The mix of assessment will be determined by its appropriateness to meet the desired learning outcomes and achieve attainment of the module learning outcomes. Assessment methods include coursework, portfolio, presentation, examination and research project.

Employability

If you choose to study an accelerated degree you will benefit from faster progression into a career, giving you a competitive advantage over your peers. Additionally, as a graduate of this mode of study, you will have completed a more intensive training programme, which is better aligned to the realities of the workplace.

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

Furthermore, the annual Built Environment Recruitment Fair that takes place on campus is an excellent way for  students to meet employers from industry and find out about jobs within the sector. Employers who attend the event promote a variety of opportunities that range from part-time, placement and graduate roles. This event is exclusive to students studying at the University of Salford.

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.

Further Study

MSc Project Management in Construction

MSc Construction Law and Practice

MSc Construction Management

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