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University of Salford

Digital Construction (Accelerated Day-Release)

UCAS Code: K511

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Construction

Computing and information technology

**Construction is a dynamic and exciting industry which depends on the transmission and management of accurate, relevant and timely information. Good data underpins effective decision making which is the key to success of construction companies in a globally competitive market. Recognising this and building on our ground-breaking digital built environment postgraduate programme, we’ve introduced the world’s first Digital Construction degree programme.**

In recent years, the construction process has been revolutionised by the exponential increases in technology and software. Construction companies and consultancies need professionals to help them make sense of their digital options, to embed them seamlessly into their working practices and to seek out new efficiency innovations.

Placing digital construction at its heart, this unique undergraduate course blends traditional construction knowledge with data management, data modelling, digital tools, systems thinking, systems development and critical awareness, so you develop a tool kit ready to meet the challenges facing the construction industry today. Emphasis is placed on developing your key attributes for future employment, such as flexible and critical thinking, adaptability, and an ability to implement and manage change.

Salford is one of the leading UK centres to study construction, consistently ranked in the world top 100 universities for architecture and built environment study (QS 2019). We work closely with industry, so you’ll develop professional and technical skills alongside vital communication and collaborative skills to create a lucrative and rewarding career.

Features
• Learn how construction projects are conceived, designed, delivered and maintained
• Discover how digital technologies and data mediate and support the construction process
• Build proficiency in evaluating and implementing digital and data solutions in the context of real-world industry challenges
• Develop practical digital expertise and analytical skills within a world-renowned Built Environment academic centre
• Become a fluent, critical thinker, communicator and problem solver within the digital built environment
• Fit your studies around your employment and complete them more quickly than a standard part-time degree

Modules

Admission for the full-time pathway is in September and January. The programme consists of 18 credit modules distributed across three calendar years. You will study three 20-credit taught modules in the Autumn and Spring trimesters of each year of your course. You will typically have around 12 contact hours per week during each teaching trimester, distributed over three days (where possible).
Modules include a combination of academic study and project work. You will work with students from other related courses, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the contemporary construction industry.

Year One: Technology, Introduction to Law and Regulatory #Framework, Economics and Management, Environmental Science and Services, Data Theory for Construction, Computer Aided Design.
Year Two: Lean and Offsite Production Management, Multidisciplinary Project, Technology, Procurement and Administration, Digital Fluency and Informatics, Critical Thinking for Construction.
Year Three: Discipline Research Project, Improving Digital Capacity, Introduction to Design and Delivery, Construction Application Development, Virtual Environments, Sustainable Design and Construction

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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.

70%
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.

Building

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

84%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
9%
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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

Computing

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Information technology technicians
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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