Studying Construction at Salford

Civil engineering at Salford

Congratulations on your offer to study at Salford. We've got so much more to tell you!

Browse this page to get a flavour of what to expect when you arrive in September, including course highlights, how we work with industry and a look ahead to your first year.

You can also use our Offer Holder Hub to explore student life, check out our accommodation and book on an applicant visit day.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email call us on 0161 295 4545.

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Experience an applicant visit day

You’re on your way to studying with Salford, but why wait until September? Join an applicant visit day and preview the Salford built environment study experience.

On a visit day, you can learn more about your course, meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants. 

Sessions run throughout February to May, but places fill quickly - don’t miss out!

The Salford Experience

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Top applicant questions - answered!

What does it mean if my course is accredited?

Degree accreditation is acknowledgement, by an external body, that a programme meets a defined set of criteria.

Our BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree is accredited by external bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). 

How will I be assessed during my course?

Across our built environment programmes, you will be assessed using a combination of methods, including design projects, essays, precedent studies, case study analysis and examinations.

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Yes. Although you will be ultimately responsible for securing your own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process.

Thanks to our strong local industry connections and the current construction boom in Greater Manchester, there are lots of opportunities on our doorstep. Where possible, we can use these connections to assist you in securing a placement.

What career opportunities will be open to me once I graduate?

There is a huge demand for qualified surveyors, project managers and construction technologists, both in the UK and internationally. As a trained professional, you can expect to find roles in a wide range of organisations, including construction companies, project management consultancies, and government departments.

Our built environment alumni have progressed on to work at leading industry organisations, including: Lend Lease, Kier, Laing O'Rourke, Simons Construction Ltd, Balfour Beatty, Gleeds Construction Consultants, National Grid, Delouitte Real Estate, Savills and Skanska.



My A-levels are not construction related, will this be a disadvantage?

Not at all - our construction students come with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds.

We've specifically designed the early parts of our courses to give you a great insight into all areas of the industry, and then in later years, we enhance your knowledge with more industry-focused knowledge.

When will I receive my timetable and what can I expect from the course delivery?

You will receive your personalised timetable during induction when you start in September.

Our Construction courses have a number of different delivery options. Typically you would study three subjects or modules between Sept - Jan and three more between Jan - June. All modules have a four-hour timetabled slot allocated each week and within that period you will experience a mix of formal lectures, tutorials, case studies and practical exercises.

Get closer to industry

Our research-led teaching approach means that you will benefit from the contributions made by our research active staff, many of whom are focusing on emerging areas of construction and built environment research. 

Salford is home to Energy House – the only fully climate-controlled research facility of its kind in the world. This full sized, fully-furnished two-bedroom terraced house is built inside an environmental chamber that can replicate almost any weather conditions. Packed with a vast array of sensors, it helps us identify energy efficiency opportunities.

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