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University of Portsmouth

Construction Engineering Management

UCAS Code: K200

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels. General Studies is not normally accepted.

112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 48.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

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

D*D*

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DMM

112-120 Tariff points. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Civil engineering

Construction

**Overview**
Do you have the ambition to join a new generation of construction professionals who are shaping the future of the industry?

On this BEng (Hons) Construction Engineering Management degree course, you’ll get the leadership, interpersonal, technical and management skills you need to start a career in this rapidly changing field.

This course will open doors to a rewarding career in construction management, whether you’re looking to work nationally or take your ambition abroad to manage teams on international projects.

**On this degree course, you'll:**
- Explore markets and environments that will become your workplace and apply what you learn to practical scenarios

- Do field studies and labs in surveying, soil mechanics, environmental hydraulics and construction

- Be introduced to key theories and principles that civil engineering practice is based on, then go on to study specific engineering topics that match your interests

- Work alongside our network of civil engineering consulting and contracting organisations

- Develop the skills you need to manage teams and projects, and boost your leadership abilities

- Have the opportunity to study abroad

**Work experience and career planning**
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your CV.

**Placement year**
After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students secured placements at organisations including:
- Balfour Beatty

- Kier Construction

- Aggregate Industries

- Multiplex

- Gallagher

We’ll give you support and mentorship throughout the year, and help you get the most out of your placement.

**Careers and opportunities**
Working in the construction and engineering sector is an interesting, challenging and rewarding career. You'll be able to work in a variety of construction industry roles when you finish this degree.

You'll also meet the entry requirements for many graduate engineering programmes and can continue your studies to achieve chartered status or become an Incorporate Engineer without further study.

Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:
- project management

- site engineering

- site management

- civil engineering

- structural engineering

Roles they've taken on include:
- civil and structural consultancy engineer

- civil engineering contractor

- graduate structural engineer

- construction engineer

Our Careers and Employability service will provide support and advice throughout your studies, and for 5 years after you graduate.

**Professional accreditations**
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

This means The course fully satisfies the educational base for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC). This assures potential employers that you have the relevant skills and abilities to work in the industry when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn’t do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs and further study.

Modules

In your first year you will be introduced to the key theories and principles upon which civil engineering practice is based. In the second year, alongside developing your general construction knowledge, you will be able to study specific engineering topics. Your final year will build on all the knowledge you have acquired, culminating in your ability to analyse, design and manage civil engineering systems in an integrated manner. You will also complete your dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Assessment methods

We guarantee sustained feedback to make sure your studies are on track. You will be assessed in a variety of ways, providing you with valuable skills and experience, including written exams, web assessments, essays and reports, project presentations and a 10,000-word dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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.

79%
med
Civil engineering
75%
med
Construction

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.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

88%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Building

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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
72%
IT resources
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

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.

Civil engineering

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
99%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Engineering professionals
9%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

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.

£27,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

85%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Engineering professionals
3%
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.

Civil engineering

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

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£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.

Construction

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

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

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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