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Solent University (Southampton)

Construction Management

UCAS Code: CM01

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

Entry requirements


A minimum of 2 A Levels required if studying only A Levels, but can be used in conjunction with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits with 45 M Level Credits and 15 P Level Credits

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

HND (BTEC)

P-M

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

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

DD

In combination with other qualifications

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

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma or equivalent. For a full list of accepted qualifications, please view our course entry statement: https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf Alternative entry on this course is available through the Computer Foundation Year. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

In combination with other qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Construction management

**BSc (Hons) Construction Management scored 94% overall satisfaction for NSS 2019.**

Would you like a rewarding and challenging career in the construction industry? This professionally-accredited construction management degree takes an in-depth look at construction projects by focusing on themes of management, technology and professionalism. Graduates will be well-prepared for a range of construction careers.

Solent’s Construction Management degree has been running for over 20 years. Led by qualified professionals with extensive industry experience, you’ll learn both the technology of building, as well as process management. You’ll get to grips with the economic aspects of a project and the industry’s legal framework, while extensive industry involvement ensures you experience the most up-to-date technology and management techniques available.

You’ll develop valuable industry skills and gain first-hand experience on this practical and vocational degree. Employability is embedded into the course, and employers are regularly involved in the delivery and assessment of projects at all levels.

Course content is regularly reviewed to meet industry and professional requirements, and covers emerging topics in the field of construction management to ensure your learning is right up to date. The curriculum has been designed to give you the skills required by employers in the industry. And by undertaking challenging live briefs you’ll develop your teamwork, project management, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills.

As a student on this course, you’ll also benefit from professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). This means that the course meets the standards set by employers, and enables you to take steps towards gaining professional qualifications, even before you’ve graduated.

This degree has been endorsed by and aligned with the CIOB educational framework, preparing you for a rewarding career in this fast-moving global industry. This course has a strong focus on employability, and has an excellent record of graduate employment. Course graduates have gone on to work at – and are directors of – local and national companies such as Evolution 5, Balfour Beatty, Bouygue and Drew Smith Construction, Barrett Homes, Drew Construction Group and Goddards (quantity surveyors).

This course is well-suited to those who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry. The course focuses on the management of construction projects and will appeal to those who wish to work in construction project management, site management or quantity surveying upon graduation.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Principles of Construction Management
Technology of Buildings
Construction Science Materials
Construction Innovation
Legal and Statutory Requirements
Construction Practice

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Economics and Financial Management
Construction Management
Technology of Complex Buildings
Maintenance of Buildings and Services
Sustainability

YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Preconstruction Management
OR
Quantity Surveying Practice

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Building Production & Value Engineering
Contracts Management
Project Evaluation and Development
Research Project

YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Strategic Construction Management
Commercial Management

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through a combination of practical and written exams, and coursework.

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
£13,260
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

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TEF rating:
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What students say


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.

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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Construction management

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
high
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
26%
Production managers and directors
24%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

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.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£35k

£35k

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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