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Construction Project Management

Please note that new student recruitment to this course has been suspended for the September 2016 intake. Applications for 2017 should be made from September 2016. If you would like information about our alternative course(s), please visit the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

The Chartered Institute of Building
  • Entry year: 2016/17
  • Course code: K252
  • Applications: Full-time: UCAS
    Part-time: University
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 280
  • Department: Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Campus: Frenchay
  • Duration: Three years full-time; four years sandwich; three years part-time (with entry into the third year of the course)
  • Delivery: Full-time, part-time day release, sandwich
  • Study abroad: Yes
  • Programme leader: Dr Mark Shelbourn
  • Key fact: Work either full or part-time towards Chartered Builder or Chartered Construction Manager status. Develop valuable industry collaboration skills on projects with students from related disciplines.


Why BSc(Hons) Construction Project Management?

The urgent need to develop alternative sources of energy is driving an increase in the number of large construction projects requiring development. As a result, there is growing demand for professionals who understand the business aspects of running a company, building technology and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) used in the project management of construction.

Why study our course?

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this course is available both full and part-time. So you can work towards Chartered Builder or Chartered Construction Manager status if you are already working in the industry.

You will learn how to effectively manage the construction process to meet client needs within external constraints. You will study the principles of economics, business, law, building information modelling (BIM), building design and science, and construction technology. As you progress, you will apply your knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios and a work-based research project or dissertation on a specific topic of interest.

Real world experience

Our construction partner employers are involved throughout the course providing industry knowledge, placements and recruitment advice to improve your employability on graduation. You will get to work in teams across professional disciplines in a way that reflects industry. You will learn about new techniques and approaches on day trips and field trips. You can also apply your skills on a placement, which may qualify as part of the professional development required to achieve Chartered status.

Where it can take you

On graduation, you can go on to a career working for UK or global construction organisations concerned with the management and business of producing buildings. There are opportunities to work in project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, property development, facilities and asset management.

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