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Sheffield Hallam University

Construction Project Management

UCAS Code: K220

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

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4

Advanced entry – for direct entry to year two you must have a minimum of all merits on all H2 level units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one H2 unit with a distinction in another H2 unit is permitted.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Construction management

Course summary
•Develop professional skills in leadership and management.
•Learn about the technical aspects of construction.

Your classroom learning is put to work in real buildings, projects and sites by completing a number of field trips, ultimately leading to a successful career in construction.

You use the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom and apply them to real-life projects, preparing you for employment in construction management once you graduate.

You learn through
•field trips
•site visits
•live projects
•lectures and seminars
•tutorials
•self-directed study
•practical classes

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Placements are usually at a major construction firm or consultancy. The placement year can contribute towards your professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence and the Chartered Institute of Building's Professional Review.

Previous students have spent their placement working as a site managers for national construction firms, assistant project managers for national firms, an HR and recruitment consultant, health and safety manager, a design manager and as a consultant engineer. There are also opportunities to work abroad. Recently students have taken placements with companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Field trips

Field trips on this course include local excursions, trips to UK cities and a project-based visit, which is commonly a major European city.

Modules

**Year one**- The first year of the course establishes you within the discipline and supports your learning regarding simple construction technology, materials and procedures. The first year includes an optional field trip which you may have to contribute towards financially. Some design software is taught during the first year and the broad range of elements within construction management are introduced.

**Year two**- During the second year, you delve deeper into construction projects and technical issues related to the discipline. Preparation for placement occurs over this year and you are supported in your applications, if you wish to be. There is an optional field trip which may be international.

**Final year**- You advance your knowledge through the study of various types of construction software application. You audit large projects and are encouraged to undertake individual research through a dissertation. You are expected to be flexible in your approach and undertake more self-directed study than in previous years. You should be able to direct your own learning, which feeds into industry requirements to keep up with continuing professional development.

Assessment methods

• Coursework reports
• Examinations
• Field and Lab books
• Interviews and/or presentations
• Reflection on placement/employment.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

77%
med
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

78%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Production managers and directors
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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£26k

£32k

£32k

£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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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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