Undergraduate prospectus

Construction Management, BSc Hons

Our construction management degree provides a solid platform for careers in project management within the building and construction industries.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Assessment tasks use real life scenarios
  • 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

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

K252 G BSc/DCM

Department

Built Environment

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 5 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

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 will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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The best way to find out about student life at the University of Greenwich is to join one of our amazing Open Days. You get to look around the campus, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too!

Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

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We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional 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.

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.

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