University of the West of England, Bristol

Construction Project Management - BSc(Hons)

University of the West of England, Bristol
In Bristol

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bristol
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bristol
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Why BSc(Hons) Construction Project Management?
The urgent need to develop alternative sources of energy is driving an increase in the number of large construction projects requiring development. As a result, there is growing demand for professionals who understand the business aspects of running a company, building technology and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) used in the project management of construction.
Why study our course?
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this course is available both full and part-time. So you can work towards Chartered Builder or Chartered Construction Manager status if you are already working in the industry.
You will learn how to effectively manage the construction process to meet client needs within external constraints. You will study the principles of economics, business, law, building information modelling (BIM), building design and science, and construction technology. As you progress, you will apply your knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios and a work-based research project or dissertation on a specific topic of interest.
Real world experience
Our construction partner employers are involved throughout the course providing industry knowledge, placements and recruitment advice to improve your employability on graduation. You will get to work in teams across professional disciplines in a way that reflects industry. You will learn about new techniques and approaches on day trips and field trips. You can also apply your skills on a placement, which may qualify as part of the professional development required to achieve Chartered status.
Where it can take you
On graduation, you can go on to a career working for UK or global construction organisations concerned with the management and business of producing buildings. There are opportunities to work in project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, property development, facilities and asset management.
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Starts Location
Different dates available
Bristol
Coldharbour Lane, BS16 1QY, Avon, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Bristol
Coldharbour Lane, BS16 1QY, Avon, England
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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Professional accreditation This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) so you can apply for 'Incorporate Membership' of the CIOB on graduation. You can go on to become a Corporate Member and a 'Chartered Builder' or 'Construction Manager' once you have completed CIOB's Professional Development Programme (PDP) after graduation. Your placement may qualify as one year of this PDP, which means that you will only need to complete 1-2 years after graduation to achieve Chartered status. Placements Students who do a placement are more likely to graduate with a...

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What you'll learn on the course

Construction
Construction Training
Project
Project Management
IT Project Management
Part Time
Industry
Technology
Teaching
Surveying
Construction Technology
IT Law
Economics
Communication Training
Law
Design

Course programme

Content

Year 1

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Law, Economics and Management
  • Building Science
  • Construction Technology and Services
  • Design Process

Year 2

As you progress, you will apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt through real-life scenarios and situations.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Construction Technology and Building Services
  • Project Management and Health and Safety Risk Management
  • Procurement and Contract Practice
  • Site Management
  • Professional Practice for Built Environment Professionals

Optional placement year

All students are encouraged to spend their third year on placement. The curriculum in the second year includes support finding this placement. Students who undertake a placement year will complete a work-based research project.

Final Year

In the final year, greater emphasis is put on scholarly activity and professional judgement.

In addition to studying core modules, you will apply learning either through a work-based research project related to your placement, or a dissertation or project on a topic of interest.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Commercial Development
  • Strategic and Operational Management
  • Collaborative Practice
  • HR and Financial Management
  • Dissertation A

This structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Our staff provide a friendly, encouraging learning environment. They actively engage in research or professional practice. This ensures that you learn directly from the latest academic and business developments.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and lab sessions that are designed to provide regular tutor support and feedback.

The resulting knowledge is consolidated through directed reading, site visits and field trips. To enable you to build project management and technical calculation skills, we provide industry standard IT applications, support materials and software through Blackboard,

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

Lectures, workshops/seminars, group project work, and tutoring account for 12 hours of contact time per week. You will also be expected to spend at least double this time (24 hours) in essential independent study.

Part-time students

This course is available to study on a part-time day release basis. Modules are structured to allow you to attend lectures and tutorial sessions one day per week therefore minimising the time spent away from the work place.

Students generally join the course with an HNC in Construction or equivalent, which means that you are exempted from Level 1 of the course, and can gain the BSc(Hons) degree in three years at UWE Bristol. A large proportion of our part-time students are supported by their employer.

A key benefit of studying part-time means you can put your learning directly into practice, and where possible you can use work-related problems in projects.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework, presentations and examinations. As well as assessing your knowledge and skills, these will help you develop graduate attributes valued by employers including communication and presentation skills, IT and numeracy skills, team work, project and time management. Also, the intellectual skills required for problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, creativity and innovation.

Examinations are held in either January or May/June. Coursework consists of essays, reports, surveys, design projects, teamwork and progress tests.

For more details see our full glossary of assessment terms.


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