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Northumbria University

Construction Engineering Management

UCAS Code: K251
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Subjects
  • Building
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
120-128

Scottish Advanced Highers
120-128

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
120

Three subjects at higher level with a minimum grade of 4 or above.

UCAS tariff points
120-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our degree will give you an understanding of the complete construction process, including construction technology, site surveying, production management and the integration of contemporary and sustainable processes. Northumbria is a pioneer in Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, which is embedded throughout this course, ensuring you are at the cutting edge of this emerging field. With an opportunity to participate in a year-long industrial placement, you will gain valuable and practical experience alongside experienced construction project managers at companies such as Laing Oâ??Rourke and McCarthy & Stone. Our course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), fully meeting the academic requirements for membership.

Modules

Year 1: Computing for the built environment; building design; building technology; site surveying; building project; communication skills; management of the built environment; building elements; building economics.

Northumbria University

City Campus East

At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
33%
10%

Year 1

20%
67%
13%

Year 2

80%
20%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
38% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
355 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

64%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. 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.
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