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Kingston University

Construction Management

UCAS Code: K251

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

Entry requirements


Numerate or science subject preferred but not mandatory.

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

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UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS points from at least 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Construction management

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), leading to full membership of the Institute. It is also accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an incorporated engineer (IEng).
– An industry work placement and residential field trips will give you real-life experience of surveying, construction and management.
– This degree blends technical expertise with management skills, preparing you for managing construction projects.

**About this course**
If you’re interested in becoming a construction manager, ensuring projects are completed on time, to budget and to a specified quality, this course is ideal. It combines an emphasis on management with grounding in the technical aspects of construction and engineering.

You’ll be introduced to the skills and concepts of engineering and construction. These include applied mathematics, science for construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM), engineering drawing and construction management. You’ll also consider materials, structures, computing applications, professional practice, sustainability, health and safety, soil mechanics and construction techniques, including practical surveying.
You’ll work on model-making exercises and use computer-aided design to communicate your ideas effectively. Your individual project will be focused on research into a specialised subject.

Modules

Examples of modules: Year 1 - Building Construction with Geotechnics; Professional Practice and Management; Sustainable Construction and Design; Construction Mathematics and Mechanics; Year 2 - Construction Business and Law; Site and Engineering Surveying; Materials, Design and Procedures; Project and Business Management; Year 3 - Site Practice and Management; Contractual Procedures Building and Environmental Engineering; Individual Project and Research Methods

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Civil Engineering Surveying and Construction

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
low
Construction management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

Teaching and learning

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
2%
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.

£24k

£24k

£34k

£34k

£32k

£32k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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