The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Construction Project Management

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

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

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4 We may accept GCSE equivalents.

Advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you would normally have a minimum of an all merit average on all units in a Construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one unit with a distinction in another unit is permitted.

UCAS Tariff

104

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BCC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Construction management

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**
**Course summary**
- Develop professional skills in leadership and management within a dynamic industry.

- Learn about the technical aspects of construction.

- Have the opportunity to spend a semester at a European university and a 12-month work placement abroad, with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

On this course you’ll put your classroom learning into practice by working on real buildings, projects and sites on field trips – ultimately leading to a successful career in construction. You’ll graduate from a course that’s accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course teaches you to use the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom and apply them to real-life projects – preparing you for employment in construction management when you graduate. You’ll work on real briefs such as site-based land surveying activities.

You learn through:
- field trips

- site visits

- live projects

- lectures and seminars

- tutorials

- self-directed study

- practical classes

You could also have the opportunity to study and work abroad and gain hands-on experience of the education environment – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**
You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Placements are usually at a major construction firm or consultancy – and 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 site managers for national construction firms, assistant project managers for national firms, a HR and recruitment consultant, a health and safety manager, a design manager and as a consultant engineer. There are also opportunities to work abroad. Previous 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 cities within the UK and a project-based visit – which is usually a major European city.

**Networking**
We have strong connections with a number of construction firms in the region. Through these you’ll be able to visit live sites and gain valuable professional opinions.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Development Project
Introduction To Construction Project Management
Land Surveying
Law And Economics For The Built Environment
Material Science
Understanding Building Technology
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Collaborative Project
Evaluating Construction Technology
Health And Safety At Work
Procurement, Tendering And Contract Management
Project Management
Project Planning
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Placement
Final year
Compulsory modules

Advanced Construction Planning
Construction Project Management Professional Studies
Dissertation
Resource Evaluation
Strategic Facilities Management

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam
Practical

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
for the whole course
England
£9,250
for the whole course
EU
£14,415
for the whole course
International
£14,415
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,250
for the whole course
Wales
£9,250
for the whole course

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Read full university profile

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.

75%
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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

65%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

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
64%
low
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

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.

Architecture, building and planning

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

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

£36k

£36k

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.

Explore these similar courses...

Higher entry requirements
University of Plymouth
Construction Project Management
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Lower entry requirements
Aston University, Birmingham
Construction Project Management
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
University of Derby
Construction Management with Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Same University
Sheffield Hallam University
Quantity Surveying
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here