Construction Management Degree BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

1. Overview

This course has been designed in conjunction with industry and the professions to equip you with the knowledge and skills required by industry to meet the challenges facing the 21st Century Construction Manager.

Managers are required at all stages of the construction process from inception through construction to maintaining our built environment. Today they are an integral part of managing a sustainable construction industry.

Providing a broad educational base in design, construction and commercial management, this course prepares you for a rewarding career as a construction professional. Throughout the course there is a focus on operational and production issues associated with the construction of buildings and infrastructure projects. This focus is in the context of the need for effective commercial management skills.

The modules provide you with the skills and knowledge base that are needed by the professional builder/building engineer seeking to develop a career as a Construction Manager in a modern and rapidly changing world. These skills are readily transferable, particularly to the Energy Sector.

Our teaching is directly informed and guided by new industrial developments emerging in the areas of technology and management, as well as by research carried out by experts within the School. You will benefit directly from the guidance and experience of our staff, many of whom are Chartered Construction Managers and Builders with many years of professional experience at a senior level. In addition you will benefit from lectures and presentations from visiting practitioners and visits to construction sites.

2. What you will study

Year 1

  • Introduction to Building Technology
  • Introduction to Building Design
  • Built Environment Communication and Scholarship Skills
  • Surveying Methods
  • Building Technology 2
  • Economics for the Built Environment
  • Integrated Project 1
  • Working with Construction Details for Surveyors

Year 2

  • Management for the Built Environment 1
  • Building Structures and Technology
  • Value and Cost Studies 1
  • Project Management 1
  • Business Law
  • Environment and Services
  • Integrative Studies 2 – CM
  • Procurement for the Built Environment 1

Year 3

  • Dimensional Control
  • Law and Construction Contracts
  • Management for the Built Environment 2
  • Value and Cost Studies 2
  • Plus one option from:
    • Route A: Industrial Placement
    • Route B: European Exchange Programme
    • Route C: Academic Study Route: Professional Practice Simulation, Performance Evaluation

Year 4

  • Dissertation
  • Value and Cost Studies 3
  • Construction Management
  • Integrative Studies 3 - CM
  • Advanced Construction Technology
  • Management of Design and Construction

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. How you will learn

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical hands-on activities. Activities include group projects which replicate the team-working skills required in industry.

4. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BBCC to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at National 5 grade C or above if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level: CCC to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at GCSE grade 5/C or above if not held at A Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3H3 to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at grade O3 or above if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma: 26 to include Higher Level English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is required at Standard Level grade 4 or above if not held at Higher Level.

Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants from Partner Colleges: A relevant HNC or HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 2 or 3. Find out more about Degree Link.

Advanced Entry: All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

English language requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to have an Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0. Appropriate equivalents will be considered.

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

5. Placements and accreditations

Placement

There is the option in year 3 for you to undertake a valuable eight-month period of paid work based learning (industrial placement) as part of your course. This enables you to gain real work experience and to sample a particular aspect of the construction industry.

Study Abroad

In year 3 you can undertake a period of study in Europe with one of our European partner institutions, or undertake a further semester of academic study that includes a module that simulates industrial experience.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the the Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.

6. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,880 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,940 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,100 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1,820 per academic year

Part-time

  • £1365 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 per academic year

Part-time

  • £5063 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £9,700 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,275 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time - £1820 per academic year
  • Part-time - £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • Full-time - £9,350 per academic year
  • Part-time - £7,013 per academic year

Disclaimer

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

Please Note: This course will commence September 2014.

Full-time

All full-time undergraduate course applications to Robert Gordon University must be made through UCAS at www.ucas.com/apply.

It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will let you know whether you have been offered a place at the University. It is also where you should receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course and respond to offers, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

9. Prospects

The course prepares you for a career as a Construction Manager in many of the areas collectively known as the Built Environment, seeing projects throughout their total life cycle. You may be employed by commercial, retail and leisure organisations, consultants, contractors, local and central government, housing associations or private practice. In addition the skills gained are also much sought after by the energy sector.

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BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

K220

Start date

September

Course length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic school
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Accredited By
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
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