BSc (Hons) Construction Management (Full Time)

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The BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree at Southampton Solent University is designed to ensure that graduates can take a leading role in the development and delivery of innovative construction projects to meet the highest standards demanded by clients.

You will develop your knowledge of the technology of building and the management of the process as well as understand the economic aspects of a project and the legal framework within which the industry operates. The course's vocational and practical emphasis is intended to develop your professionalism and maximise your employment opportunities.You will have access to dedicated laboratories, a drawing studio with AutoCAD and manual draw…

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The BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree at Southampton Solent University is designed to ensure that graduates can take a leading role in the development and delivery of innovative construction projects to meet the highest standards demanded by clients.

You will develop your knowledge of the technology of building and the management of the process as well as understand the economic aspects of a project and the legal framework within which the industry operates. The course's vocational and practical emphasis is intended to develop your professionalism and maximise your employment opportunities.You will have access to dedicated laboratories, a drawing studio with AutoCAD and manual drawing facilities and other industry recognised software.

The degree is part of the Built Environment programme with shared units across various pathways, which allows you to study and interact with students from other disciplines. This is a good way to develop an understanding of building projects as an integrated process.

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Industrial focus

Your studies are enhanced by an employer liaison panel comprising local and national construction companies who contribute to the course with guest lectures, site visits and provide live briefs and case studies, providing a real life learning environment.

Course content

(Under review for 2013)

Year 1

Six core units and one option unit:

  • Construction Economics (half unit)
  • Construction Science and Materials
  • Construction Technology and Surveying
  • Law
  • Management of the Built Environment
  • Quantitative Analysis (half unit).

Options:

  • Architectural Design Principles
  • Architectural Drawing and Visual Communication
  • Curriculum Plus.

Year 2

Seven core units:

  • Construction Technology
  • Building Engineering
  • Health and Safety (half unit)
  • Construction Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Ground Engineering (half unit)
  • Measurement and Quantity Surveying.

Year 3

Five core units and one option unit:

  • Research Project (one and a half units)
  • Project Evaluation and Development
  • Building as a Product
  • Construction Innovation (half unit)
  • Contract Administration.

Options:

  • Commercial Management
  • Strategic Construction Management.

Why choose Solent?

The course is specifically focused on ensuring that graduates are well prepared to enter and work in industry with confidence. Industry involvement throughout the course with the use of live briefs, sponsored units of study and an active employer liaison panel ensures that students study the most up-to-date technology and management that is relevant to industry needs.

It is delivered by a team of enthusiastic, dedicated professionals who have significant experience in both industry and academia. The Built Environment Centre has just been upgraded and refurbished, giving students access to a working environment which closely reflects that found in industry.

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Association of Building Engineers (ABE).
  • Option units allow students to specialise in a particular career pathway, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying/Commercial management.
  • Close industry links with excellent opportunities for work experience.
  • Excellent record of graduate employment.

Assessment

Methods of assessment include examinations, assignments that include essays, reports, portfolios and presentations.

Projects/work experience

Through our network of employers it is possible for you to undertake work experience either as an industrial placement or for a shorter period of time.

Key career skills

Teamwork, problem solving, decision making, numeracy and IT.

Graduate quote

Jason Rawlins

"Southampton Solent University provided all the support, encouragement, and guidance required for me to find meaningful employment upon graduating, not to mention the excellent relevant construction training, and personal development that employers are looking for.

"Southampton Solent has a professional and dependable reputation for construction training, confirmed by the number of students who are sent part time by their local employer. The learning environment is creative and geared towards achieving your potential.

"Local employers actively recruit from graduates; I found a local contractor that is known to the University, and sponsored one of the awards. I recommended a fellow student to a Construction Consultancy for employment, where he is currently employed and is progressing well, as well as recommending a fellow student for a placement with a local Civil Engineering company, where he gained valuable experience. This would not have been possible without the excellent reputation of Southampton Solent and the local construction contacts of the University and the lecturer team."

Industry quote

Chris Moss Construction Director Evolution5

“We have looked to Solent University to provide our management and surveying trainees. We recently employed a Solent graduate and were extremely impressed by his positive attitude and sound knowledge. Craig is an excellent addition to our team at Evolution5. I remain convinced that Solent’s construction degree courses have one of the highest post-degree employment rates in the region.”
The International Foundation Year must be successfully completed before commencing undergraduate study (NQF Level 6 and above). In compliance with UKBA Tier 4 (General Student) policy, a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) will initially be issued for the foundation course.

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