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If you don't have the entry requirements to enrol directly onto our Construction Project Management degree, this offers an alternative route into degree study with an additional foundation year.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this Construction Project Management degree prepares you for a variety of project management roles in the construction industry.
You will develop core project management skills that reflect the needs of the profession, such as programming and planning, project administration, risk management, construction technology, contract practice, health and safety, sustainability, and managing people.
Project management is a thriving profession in the UK and internationally. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and confidence to progress as a construction project manager.
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for delivering our courses in the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to change during the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. Whether you’re on-campus full time, part-time with online study, or full-time online, USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
You will study the latest practice and procedures for the project management of new-build and refurbishment projects. Your studies will cover industrial initiatives such as strategic partnering and collaboration, prefabrication and offsite manufacture, lean construction techniques, and dispute resolution. You will also learn how to apply critical thinking to your experiences, which will help you work towards continuous professional development.
Many of the project-based assessments are based on live projects and include both guest lectures from industry specialists and site visits. Your Construction Project Management degree will allow you to manage effectively the range of tasks involved in a construction project. You'll be able to take responsibility for time, quality, and health and safety, and overcome the challenges of new-build or refurbishment projects.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also get chance to participate in numerous site visits to local companies allowing you to see how the theory is applied in a professional setting and live projects will be used in many of the project modules throughout your course. In addition, you will work independently to prepare for classes and complete project work.
Your assessments will involve examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.
The Construction Project Management course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). When you graduate, you’ll have the ability and confidence to begin a graduate career as a project management surveyor and work towards corporate membership of the RICS.
We recommend you spend a year working in the construction industry as part of your Construction Project Management degree. During this sandwich year, you’ll get hands-on experience that will make you a more attractive candidate to employers and will inform your studies in your final year.
For added experience, you’ll use industry-standard facilities on campus. These include computing laboratories with engineering software such as Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Autodesk QTO, CostX, Synchro, and Navisworks.
At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.
If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass
Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.
International and EU students
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK.
Project management is a thriving profession in the UK and internationally. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and confidence to progress as a project management surveyor.