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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Construction Management

UCAS Code: K222

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Construction management

The construction industry continues to remain a strong sector in the UK economy. If you are looking for a career in this field our degree will give you the skills and knowledge to help you succeed in the management of projects of all sizes.

Our construction management degree will prepare you for professional practice – covering everything from traditional and modern construction techniques, project management and health and safety through to sustainability, client management, defects and deterioration, and law. You will learn how to manage a construction site giving you the confidence to practice upon completion of the course.

The course:

Is affiliated to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the Associate route to membership
can be studied full-time or part-time
offers advanced entry for those with relevant HNC or professional qualifications

This course is also available to study with a foundation year BSc (Hons) Construction Management (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: 18R7

*Subject to Validation. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you in finding an alternative programme.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

The first year (level 4) modules (eg Academic & Professional Development, Sustainable Development, Site Appraisal) comprise a set of building blocks that introduce students to the range of subject knowledge and practical skills required throughout the programme. Subjects are approached from a perspective of practical problem solving (Construction Technology 1, Built Environment Law) underpinned by theoretical understanding of professional knowledge. Skills development is not confined within modular parameters and students are expected, progressively, to participate in their own learning.

MODULES

Site Appraisal
Domestic Building Construction
Sustainable Development
Built Environment Law
Academic and Personal Development
Building Information

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

In the second year (level 5) modules cover subjects of a more complex and specialist nature (eg Development Management, Construction Management, Planning and Building Control) involving appraisal of practical situations, more complex options and policy analysis. These require students to prepare for lectures and seminars and are backed up by research skills and professional development modules that assist in linking and aiding coherence across the programme.

MODULES

Commercial Building Technology
Construction Materials
Planning and Building Control
Development Management
Research Proposal
Renewable Energy
Construction Site Management

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

The final year (level 6) brings students into a range of challenging opportunities that enables them to demonstrate their achievement in variable option analysis and assessment (eg Project Management), creative thinking, teamwork and leadership skills (eg Inter-Professional Studies), independent learning, critical analysis and synthesis skills (Dissertation), and cognate professional knowledge (eg Construction Technology 3, Health and Safety).

MODULES

Modern Methods of Construction
Dissertation
Building Information Modelling
Health and Safety Management
Inter-Professional Studies

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Assessment strategies tend to be module based but with integrated themes wherever practicable. Jointly taught modules are organised so that students are assessed within the context of their individual programme of study.

Assessment materials (assignment briefs etc.) are prepared to meet the needs of the Module and presented to students at interactive briefing sessions. Submitted elements and complete work is assessed and feedback provided to students.

At regular tutorials and seminars group and individual progress is discussed as part of the strategy of on-going feedback during the course.

Other features of assessment practice reflect development of professional and subject skills often using scenario based simulated work experience situations led by design projects requiring creative solutions and including reports that are presented or discussed individually with the ‘clients’. Traditional exams do not feature as a form of assessment.

Forms of assessment that feature widely across the programme include essays, report writing, formal individual / group presentations, seminar presentations, scenario based time controlled tasks, practical tasks and individual research carried out in preparation for case study review and analysis.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Top job areas of graduates

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Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
16%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Construction management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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