BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Including Foundation Year)

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.

 

UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K222 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K222 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

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

  • Foundation year: Project Management Surveying Degree
  • Foundation Calculus - 10 credits
  • Foundations of Mathematics - 20 credits
  • Computer Literacy - 10 credits
  • Key Skills Development - 20 credits

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
  • Dissertation
     

Teaching

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.

Assessment

Your assessments will involve examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.

Accreditations

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.

Placements

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.

Facilities

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.

This course is eligible under the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme for Ex-Armed Forces personnel.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International:  £12300 

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

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.

UK and EU students
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU 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 students
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

 

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.