BSc (Hons) Construction Management (Top-Up Programme)

Approved by:

The University of Cumbria


The BSc (Hons) (Final Year) Construction Management degree is made up of a number of key subject areas with a particular focus on the management of construction projects. The Course encourages innovation and provides the necessary knowledge of quality management systems and design principles essential to the construction sector manager. You will learn how to manage and coordinate construction project activities, how to manage and evaluate construction contracts and how to ensure legislative compliance.

This course is ideal for students who wish to complete a BSc Honours degree course to enhance their management skills and wish to become managers in the construction industry. Students will work alongside lecturers who have close links with industry and can ensure that you get the skills and current knowledge that employers are looking for.

The overall aims of the programme are:

• To extend and consolidate the key concepts, theories and principles and practical skills necessary for graduates to be employed in the Construction, Property and Surveying sector
• To develop the students understanding within the context in which building and construction management processes operate, including the legal; business; social; economic; health and safety; cultural; technological; physical; environmental; and global
• To extend and consolidate the appropriate generic and bespoke software that supports construction, property and surveying functions
• To develop the students understanding of professional ethics, their impact on the operation of the professions and their influence on the society; conflict avoidance/dispute resolution; communities and the stakeholders with whom they have contact
• To further develop knowledge and understanding of the regulatory systems within which construction, property and surveying operate, for example, the planning and building control systems and their implications for development
• To encourage and enable students to become independent learners
• To further develop critical evaluation, problem solving, communication and self-management skills
• To develop students understanding of contemporary issues facing the profession and driving change within it, for example, the sustainability/environmental agenda

What are the entry requirements?

Direct entry to level 6 (Final Year Award) will be offered to students successfully completing the Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Construction Management and to other students with a Foundation Degree in Construction who can demonstrate that they have acquired the appropriate skills and knowledge and achieved 240 credits, (120 each at levels 4 and 5 or equivalent), with an overall grade of a Merit.

Specific skills and knowledge required are:

• Evidence management skills including project management using IT packages
• Financial costings, legal, health and safety knowledge.

What subjects will I study?

• Dissertation
• Construction Strategic Project Management
• Construction Economics and Finance
• Professional and Ethical Issues
• Sustainable Construction and Development

How will I learn?

Methods used include work based learning, lectures and workshops, practical skills development workshops, case study reviews and discussion forums, facilitated workshops, independent study and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

• Portfolio production
• Case Study
• Reflective Analysis
• Academic essay
• Evidence based analysis
• Production and presentation of an IT-based product
• Practical work based on laboratory exercises to assess specific skills
• Presentation
• Written report
• Online assessment
• Research presented at level 6 to underpin the Dissertation
• Dissertation, substantial piece of individually inspired desk and / or empirical research.
• Reflective and evaluative career planning
• Exams

What opportunities will this lead to?

The Level 6 Final Year Award builds on the success of the Foundation Degree in Construction Management. The Aims, skills, knowledge and understanding are based on the QAA subject benchmarks for Construction, Property and Surveying (2008). These benchmarks are recognised by professional bodies (RICS, CIOB).

How long is the course?

Part-time over two years, students are required to attend one evening class per week.

When is the next start date?

September 2017

Programme Specification

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Fees for Part-time study in 2017/18 are £992 per 20 credit module. Typically this will be £2976 per 60 credits. To gain the BA (Hons) Construction Management (Top up) you will need to study and pass a total of 120 credits.

Fees for the duration of the full course, typically part time over 2 years, are £5952 plus a small annual inflationary increase as determined by the Government.

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How can I apply?

PART TIME students can apply directly to the college using our online application: Furness College Application Form. PLEASE NOTE Applicants may be invited in for interview with the course tutor.

Can I get more information?

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