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BSc (Hons) Construction Management with Foundation Year

Course Overview

The principles of construction technology, professional practice, ethics, health and safety, and the Construction Design and Management Regulations are fundamental to the delivery of the built environment and are covered at each level in the programme. You will also gain knowledge of the professional, managerial and legal aspects of construction and digital practice, which is increasing in construction and will affect working practices, decision-making and efficiency in project delivery, and sustainability.


Whether you do not feel ready for degree-level study, don’t have the right qualifications, want to change your subject specialism or return to study after an absence from education, we aim to encourage a broad range of students to undertake our Foundation year in order to progress onto their full honours degree with us. The Foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, opening up new perspectives on the key debates within your chosen field. Core modules accelerate your academic and professional development, bringing together like-minded students to think about the ‘big ideas’ within your discipline. You will also take modules from areas closely related to your chosen field, giving you the chance to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective on your course. On successful completion of the Foundation year, you will be able to move on to study for the Construction Management BSc Honours degree over a further three years study. Whether tackling the housing crisis, improving the world’s infrastructure or adding to the city skyline, a career in construction management means you will be building the places we work, homes we live in, venues we relax at, the roads we commute on and much more. Taught by qualified professionals with industry experience, our professionally oriented degree is your first step to shaping our world and leaving a lasting legacy. Construction management is integral to the success and smooth running of a construction project, from effectively tracking development and staying on budget, to improving communication across all levels of the project. Fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), our degree incorporates real-life professional practice from the outset with the opportunity to learn direct from industry professionals and experience projects first-hand.
Foundation Year

– Academic Research and Writing
– Introduction to Management
– Preparing for a Professional Career
– Introduction to the Built Environment
– Building Design and Building Science
– Introduction to Construction Management

Year 1

– Introduction to Law and Statutory Requirements
– Commercial and Organisational Environment in Construction
– Construction Methods, Materials and Technology
– Operational and Resource Management
– Innovation in Construction
– The Environment and Sustainable Issues

Year 2

– Preconstruction Management: Planning, Estimating and Tendering
– Professional Practice
– Economic and Financial Management
– Environmental and Construction Technology Design
– Maintenance of Buildings and Services
– Research Methods in Construction and the Built Environment

Year 3

– Contracts Management and Dispute Resolution
– Sustainable Construction and the Environment
– Current Issues in the Built Environment
– Research Project
– Project Management: Development and Evaluation

Entry Requirements

GCSE Or Equivalent Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application

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