BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Including Foundation Year)
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Project managers are involved with a project throughout its lifecycle; from early feasibility and design stages, through to construction and handover. The role has a wide range of applications, from the management of new build projects, maintenance and refurbishment, to strategic asset management.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Association for Project Managers (APM), this project management course 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. This course is also available through Network75, a combined work and study route.
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.
Foundation Year: Construction Project Management Degree
- Foundations of Mathematics
- Application of Mathematical Skills
- Essential Engineering Skills
- Engineering Project
- Foundation Engineering Principles
- English for Engineering (optional)
- An Introduction to the Construction Industry (optional)
Year One: Construction Project Management Degree
- Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure
- Integrating Project 1
- Project Management Practice and Procedure
- Built Environment Economics
- Construction Technology 1
- Built Environment Law
Year Two: Construction Project Management Degree
- Research Elective
- Integrating Project 2
- Design Economics
- Management of Buildings
- Construction Technology 2
- Contract Management
- Project Planning Programming and Control
- Optional module: Employment Experience Diploma
Year Three: Construction Project Management Degree
- Integrating Project 3
- Sustainability Technology
- Project Management and Financial Control
- Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Construction Management
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.
When you graduate, you’ll have the ability and confidence to begin a graduate career as a project management and work towards corporate membership of the RICS.
On successful completion of your degree, you will be eligible to apply for the APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) via Route 1, as your degree has been assessed as meeting the requirements for Technical Knowledge.
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.
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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.
We may make you a lower offer based on a range of factors, including your background (where you live and the school or college that you attended for example), your experiences and individual circumstances (as a care leaver, for example). This is referred to as a contextual offer and we receive data from UCAS to support us in making these decisions. USW prides itself on its student experience and we support our students to achieve their goals and become a successful graduate. This approach helps us to support students who have the potential to succeed and who may have faced barriers that make it more difficult to access university. Here is a link to our Contextual Admissions Policy.
Other qualifications and experience
We can also consider combinations of qualifications and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable. We can sometimes consider credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience through an assessment of prior learning. This may be for year one entry, or advanced entry to year two or three of a course where this is possible.
To find out which qualifications have tariff points, please refer to the UCAS tariff calculator.
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Typical A-Level Offer
DD, 48 tariff points
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass
Typical Access to HE Offer
Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points
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
International Entry Requirements
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
August 2024 - July 2025 Fees
Full-time UK: £9000
Full-time International: £15260
August 2025 - July 2026 Fees
Full-time UK: TBC
Full-time International: TBC
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Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
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International and EU students
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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.