BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
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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.
A good Construction Project Manager is essential to the success of any development. Every project, whether a new build or renovation, residential development, skyscraper, or infrastructure project, needs managing to ensure it is completed on time, within budget and to high quality. The Construction Project Manager works closely with the client, the design team and the contractor. They are involved at every stage of a project and oversee every aspect, including the planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project.
Studying Construction Project Management at USW will give you the necessary skills and adaptability required in an increasingly dynamic sector. 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. We aim to provide you with the skills and qualifications for a rewarding and well-paid career.
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
- Design Economics
- Management of Buildings
- Construction Technology 2
- Contract Management
- Project Planning Programming and Control
- BIM in Construction
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
- Supervised Work Experience (SWE) - 120 credits (optional for Sandwich year only)
Mae modiwlau cyfrwng Cymraeg yn cynnwys | Welsh Module options are:
- Economeg Amgylchedd Adeiledig
- Cyfraith Amgylchedd Adeiledig
- Rheoli Cytundebau
- Integreiddio Prosiect 2
- Mesuraeth Peirianneg Sifil a Thechnoleg
- Technoleg Adeiladu 2
- Technoleg Cynaliadwy
- Cyfraith Adeiladu a Datrys Anghydfod Amgen [DAA]
The Construction Project Management degree is 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. In addition to this, you will work independently to prepare for classes and complete project work.
Your studies here won’t confine you to a classroom. We don’t believe you can learn vital skills like analytical decision making and problem solving by just reading about them. That’s why we offer practical activities that help you understand and apply the theory you learn in lectures.
Plus you’ll have the chance to go on site visits to local companies.
Studying through the medium of Welsh
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 in 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 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.
We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement
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.
The entry criteria below reflect our standard entry requirements for the course for September 2023. However, all applications received by the University are reviewed holistically and individually. Entry criteria for September 2024 is changing and will be published on ucas.com from 8th May 2023. Entry criteria for September 2024 will be updated on our website from the end of October 2023.
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.
If you need more help or information or would like to speak to our friendly admissions team, please contact us here
Typical A-Level Offer
BCC - CCC (this is equivalent to 104-96 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC-CC at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-96 UCAS tariff points).
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Merit
Typical Access to HE Offer
Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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 2023 - July 2024 Fees
Full-time UK: £9000
Full-time International: £14400
Part-time UK: £740 per 20 credits
August 2024 - July 2025 Fees
Full-time UK: TBC
Full-time International: TBC
Part-time UK: TBC
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Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
Welsh Medium Scholarships
The University offers scholarships between £250 - £1000 to students studying part of their course through the medium of Welsh. The University is also part of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's scholarship scheme, which offer scholarships up to £3000. More information here: Welsh-Medium Scholarships | University of South Wales
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science Travel Bursary
The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science offers a travel bursary of £500 which is available to all students undertaking an undergraduate sandwich degree. Find out more.
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.
Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, and none of it would be possible without surveyors and project managers. Our strong industrial and commercial links mean we know what employers want from you when you graduate. We tailor our courses, so what you learn meets employers’ needs and develops key skills. We have a proud history of developing industry-ready graduates for over four decades.
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. You could work in private practice, property departments, construction and development companies, central and local government organisations, or become self-employed.
Our Careers and Employability Service
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone, Skype and through email. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.