Do you want to become part of the team that designs, constructs and maintains tomorrow’s infrastructure? Do you want a career with earning potential and a course that promotes teamwork and work-based learning? Sharpen your team working abilities and gain the knowledge and skills required to enter the dynamic world of professional construction management.
Enhance your career prospects in construction management and quantity surveying through study at University Centre Colchester.
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. Our courses are designed in conjunction with professional bodies, employers and practitioners to ensure the course content is kept relevant and challenging.
You are creative, innovative and ready to face a challenge. You are keen to use your skills and knowledge to create pioneering structures and ground-breaking buildings.
The construction industry is expanding at an exponential rate; with a global demand for housing fuelling a rise in construction-related vacancies and the introduction of new technologies paving the way for construction graduates to lead the industry into the future.
As a Construction Management student, you will have access to excellent training facilities and you will be taught by professionals who are experts in their chosen fields and retain their key links with local construction companies. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology, environmental and sustainability issues. Specialising in either Site Management, Quantity Surveying or Architectural Technology, you may also be given the opportunity to undertake an industry work placement which will allow you to apply your learning within the working environment. You will tackle surveying processes, master construction-based computer-aided design (CAD) and explore sustainable design and supply chain management to become a well-versed construction manager. University Centre Colchester’s Construction Management programmes are designed in consultation with the regional construction industry to help meet their demand for a skilled, professional workforce. The BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which will further bolster your CV and help launch you into a career in the modern construction industry.
As a graduate, you will have the experience, qualifications and confidence to progress within your existing role, or to bolster your progress to mid or high-level management. You will understand effective leadership and be able to use newly acquired transferable skills, such as logical thinking, self-reliance, numeracy and computing. You will have the ability to deal with complex technical challenges, be aware of planning legislation and have developed skills to manage construction projects.
Undergraduate courses operate on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, with most modules counting for 20 or 40 academic credits (depending on the programme), with each credit taken equating to a total amount of study time which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Most full-time students will take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.
Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.
The entry criteria for this course is as follows. Candidates will require:
For candidates who have previously achieved a level 4 or 5 higher education qualification in construction and would like to enter the BSc in Construction Management please contact our academic services team for more information.
*UCAS Tariff points where shown, are for entry on to higher education programmes starting from September 2023.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Additional requirements for International Students:
Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers with in the construction industry. These career sectors include, but are not limited to, commercial management, construction (supervising and operations), design (residential and commercial), electrical technology, building control, along with architectural technicians, building surveying, restoration and estimating roles.
Quantity Surveying: Management of all costs relating to construction projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Surveyors seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money.
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: Ensureng 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.
Estimating: Specialisation in pricing Bills of Quantities to determine the overall cost of a new development and ensuring commercial awareness.
Specialist, professional training courses or postgraduate opportunities.
Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week.
Teaching and Learning: You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practicals. Seminars enable smaller group discussions to develop understanding of topics covered in lectures.
When not attending lectures, seminars and practicals or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-directed study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, learning zone or technical learning resources, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
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The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.