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Construction Management, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Construction projects are complex and today‚Äôs Construction Managers are required to understand the entirety of the project process
  • Assessment tasks use real life scenarios
  • Construction Managers are required to apply the principles of both traditional construction together with modern methods of construction, off site construction & the inclusion of pre-fabrication
  • This programme provides a solid theoretical & practical knowledge base together with a substantive interface with industry & practitioners
  • Legislation, procurement and sustainability are key learning throughout

K252 G BSc/DCM

UCAS points

104

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3 years full time

5 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This is an exciting time to be involved in construction. Construction is critical to our wellbeing, the legacy the built environment leaves is crucial and industry needs young professionals with a variety of skills to ensure buildings are safe, aesthetically pleasing and long lasting.

The modern Construction Manager is required to plan, resource, schedule and co-ordinate a mixture of tasks and interfaces, and communication skills are key throughout the process.

What will I learn?

In Year 1 you will develop foundation skills in construction, building services and sustainability, health and safety and practical surveying. We will teach you the digital software skills that will enable you to communicate your understanding graphically.

Year 2 will focus on the principles of contract administration and construction law, engineering principles, current software and construction techniques.

Year 3 is based upon the management of the construction process and the application of risk. Critical thinking will be challenged. A dissertation will be undertaken in the final year.

Why Greenwich?

Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it is also close to the construction capital, London - making this an ideal location for work experience. Throughout the programme, there are guest lectures provided by distinguished speakers from industry.

The department is based in Stockwell Street, our state-of-the-art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng. It is equipped with 14 rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Stockwell Street is just a two minute walk from the Greenwich Campus – itself an architectural masterpiece within a world heritage site.

This programme of study is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and experience gained further to graduation will facilitate the acquisition of chartered membership and designation as a Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder.

How will I learn?

You will learn primarily through taught courses, based around material provided in lectures – which you will supplement through accessing our vast array of publications in our library. The skills you learn during lectures and self-study will be applied in practical, interactive work-shops.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Students will also have the option of working with other Greenwich students on real world applications for clients as part of our GWizards project (Google for "GWizards" for more details).

What you'll study

Entry requirements


Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points from A-levels or BTEC National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications
  • A minimum of five GCSEs, including mathematics and English, at grade C or above.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of formal examination, coursework, presentations, portfolios, peer assessment, logbooks and/or tests. Some assessments will be partially or wholly group-based. The final year dissertation will be assessed as an individual piece of work.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Careers

Graduates will have a multitude of career options to pursue, working for both public and private sector clients, in specialist and generic consultancy roles. Roles may be focused upon any combination of managerial, software or technical skills.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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