BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Site Management)


The industry is fast moving. New construction methods, techniques and technologies develop rapidly and legislation is always changing, which is reflected in the course delivery.

The course will develop knowledge and understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology and environmental and sustainability issues.

Key aspects of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Site Management programme are the work based modules that allow the students to apply their learning in the workplace. The programme will provide broad based core studies which will develop technological and managerial skills and knowledge. This CIOB accredited course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations. Students will need to undertake private study for the duration of the course. The amount will vary according to the student’s individual abilities and aspirations, but most will find that extra study is beneficial.

Construction covers public and private housing, public buildings such as hospitals and schools, commercial and industrial buildings, and infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power plants. It is project-based and good teamwork, forward planning and organisational skills are essential. The industry repairs, maintains and refurbishes existing buildings and installs services such as power and ventilation in new and existing buildings.

Work Placement

What Our Graduates Do

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers with in the construction industry. These career areas include, but are not limited to, site management, site engineering, architectural technicians, building controllers and building surveyors.

Site Management: Management of the construction process for residential or commercial developments.

Site Engineering: The control, supervision, setting out and construction of residential and industrial developments.

Architectural Technician: Development of the design of new buildings and structures including innovative design methods, and new and improved energy conservation systems for buildings.

Building Control: Ensuring that building regulations and other legislation are followed when houses, offices and other buildings are designed and constructed. These regulations cover areas such as public health, fire safety, energy conservation and building accessibility.

Building Surveyor: Specialisation in giving professional advice on all aspects of property and construction. Building surveyors work on the design and development of new buildings as well as the restoration and maintenance of existing ones.

Entry Requirements

200 UCAS points (based on Pass at National Certificate/Diploma), AS or A Level study plus GCSEs (grades A*-C) in maths and English or an equivalent level 2 qualification. Candidates with a Certificate in Higher Education in Construction can enter the third year of the full-time, or the fifth year of the part-time, BSc in Construction Management. Candidates with a Foundation Degree in Construction Management can enter the third year of the full-time or fifth year of the part-time BSc in Construction Management.

Career Opportunities

A wide range of employment in construction site and project management positions.

Course Progression

Specialist, professional training courses or postgraduate opportunities.

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How To Apply
Subject Area(s)
  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
  • Professional
  • Colchester

K223 (full-time)

ZT1BSCSP01 (Part-time)


(Full-time) 3 years

(Part-time) 5 years

Course Validated By
  • University of Essex
  • CIOB
Course Fees

Tuition Fees

Funding Type
  • Funded


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