Plymouth University International College

BSc (Hons) Construction Management and the Environment

Plymouth University International College
In Plymouth

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Plymouth
Duration 3 Years
Start October
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Plymouth
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:

Build your knowledge and skills in construction technology, processes and management to develop a successful career as a construction manager. The combination of lectures, field trips, site visits, tutorials with industry partners and an optional year-long paid industry placement, will prepare you for a range of routes in the construction sector including construction management, project management, site organisation, estimating, and planning.
Our course is fully accredited by the leading professional bodies recognised for construction project managers including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). According to the 2016 NSS, 81 per cent of students agreed staff made the subject interesting and according to the 2016 DLHE survey, 90 per cent of graduates from this course go on to work and/or study within just six months of graduation.

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Plymouth (Devon)
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Portland Villas, Plymouth PL4 6DX, UK


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· Requirements

A level A minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted. International Baccalaureate 28 points. 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma DMM. BTEC National Diploma modules If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC.

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5.0 25/07/2018
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Project Management
Built Environment
IT Project Management
Construction Management
Project Management
Construction Training
IT Project Management
Principles of Economics and Management
Principles of Economics and Management

Course programme

Year 1

Develop your understanding of the principles of low-rise domestic buildings, including building technologies, services, construction methods, and materials of both new and existing buildings. You’ll also gain knowledge of construction management practices, as well as the importance of building information modelling (BIM) to complete building projects successfully. An industry-led group project will see you work as part of a team to design an energy efficient housing development.

Core modules
  • BLDG401 Fundamentals of Construction

  • BLDG402 Principles of Economics and Management

  • BLDG403 Building Science and Services

  • BLDG404PP ICT for Architecture and Construction Projects

  • BLDG405 Built Environment Project 1

  • CIVL102 Construction Materials and Site Surveying

  • FAPY100 Stage 1 Placement Preparation

Year 2

Delve more deeply into the principles of non-domestic buildings, including building technologies, services, construction methods and materials. Advance your knowledge of topics such as site organisation, programming, estimating, health and safety and environmental management. Your industry-led group project will see you design and build, or retrofit, a complex high-rise building. Top it all off with a fully-paid European field trip.

Core modules
  • BLDG501 Technology of Large and Innovative Buildings

  • BLDG502 Property development and refurbishment

  • BLDG503 Construction management processes and principles

  • BLDG505 Building Services Engineering

  • BLDG506 Contract Procedures

  • BLDG508 Built Environment Project 2

  • FAPY200 Stage 2 Placement Preparation

Placement year

Take advantage of an optional year of paid professional training by taking an industry placement with a company in the UK or abroad. During your placement, you'll work alongside an experienced construction manager, allowing you to put into practice the knowledge and skills gained in your first two years of study. The practical skills gained also help prepare you for both the final year of your degree, but most importantly for entering the workplace after graduation.

Core modules
  • FAPY602 Industry Placement

Final year

Your final year will see you further develop your specialist understanding of professional management practice. Cement your skill set with in-depth knowledge of project management, team management, development management, risk management and procurement. Your industry-led consultancy project, focused on site development, will see you apply these skills with real-world implications. Lead your own research project in a construction management subject of your choice.

Core modules
  • BLDG601 Research Methods in the Built Environment

  • BLDG602 Dissertation Project

  • BLDG603 Sustainable and Safe Construction

  • BLDG604 Building and Property Law

  • BLDG606 Construction Management Professional Practice

  • BLDG609 Built Environment Project 3

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

Additional information

International fee  - £13,000