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Sheffield Hallam University

UCAS Code: K220 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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

112-120

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC 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

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Construction management

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary**
- Join a highly-respected, practice-based course on your journey towards Chartered status

- Plan and manage construction projects by mastering the latest technology and techniques

- Explore buildings, places and communities on a global scale and discover key challenges facing the industry

- Gain experience from UK and European field trips, well-known organisations and our campus estate partners

- Develop skills in leadership, management and networking to kickstart your career

Explore the key challenges facing the construction industry – from developing resilient buildings for addressing climate change, to using digital technology to manage and monitor construction projects – you’ll discover how we’re all impacted by our built environment.

**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.

On this course you’ll put your classroom learning into practice by working on real building projects, with guest lectures from internationally-recognised construction professionals, and site visits on field trips – ultimately preparing you for a successful career in construction.

Our academics have a wealth of industrial experience and bring cutting-edge knowledge and research into our classrooms. At every level of the course, you’re able to learn from industry professionals who are at the frontier of their fields. You’ll also engage with the wider world of construction, exploring diverse buildings, places and communities both locally and globally.

You learn through:

- Lectures and seminars

- Technical workshops

- Industry visits to live construction sites and manufacturing facilities

- Field trips – local and international

- Independent study

- Practice-based learning

- Group work

- Work placements 

**Key themes**
You’ll learn the fundamental skills of how to plan, monitor and control a project. Core modules cover building technology, materials, digital surveying, law, sustainability and resilience, economics, construction contracts, health and safety, construction costing, digital construction, people management, planning and programming, and climate action.

You’ll be introduced to industry technologies such as 360 cameras and VR headsets to assess potential health and safety issues. We teach BIM (Building Information Modelling) standard methods and their application of digital technologies using cutting-edge technology and industry-specific 4D planning tools.

You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with and apply research-based knowledge. This could include a feasibility study to an inner city redevelopment project – both in the UK and Europe. Or tackling the growing challenges in balancing economic, social and environmental goals in the name of ‘sustainable development'.

**Applied learning**
Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

**Work placements**
You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.

You’ll apply a wide range of practical abilities and knowledge to real-world situations, developing independent and creative decision-making skills.

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.

Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**
Fundamentals Of Buildings & Materials
Introduction To Digital Surveying And Project Planning
Introduction To The Built Environment
Sustainability, Law And Economics

**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**
Construction Contract Practice
Construction Technology And Safety
Project Costing And Management
Resilient Built Environments

**Year 3**
**Compulsory modules**
Placement

**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Advanced Planning & Climate Action Retrofit Project
Digital Construction And Management
Research Methods
Research Project

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam
Practical

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
£16,655
per year
International
£16,655
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

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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.

86%
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

Building

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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