School of Art, Design and Architecture

BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

For 2020 entry: Build your knowledge and skills in construction technology, processes and management to develop a successful career as a construction manager. The combination of lectures, field trips, site visits, tutorials with industry partners and an optional year-long paid industry placement, will prepare you for a range of routes in the construction sector including construction management, project management, site organisation, estimating, and planning.

Our course is fully accredited by the leading professional bodies recognised for construction project managers including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Key features

  • Explore the industry with site visits and field trips (including a European field trip), observing construction practices within and outside the UK.
  • Learn from leaders in their fields - our staff come from both industry and research backgrounds. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and have access to an exciting and diverse programme of visiting speakers.
  • Lead the way in the industry - the environmental focus of our course enables you to place yourself at the forefront of the sector, able to embrace the trend of stricter environmental and energy based legislation.
  • Gain valuable workplace experience with a paid year-long placement in a leading construction company in the UK or abroad. Our industry links will help you find a placement, boosting your studies with practical experience and cultivating the contacts that can lead to future employment.
  • Have a real-world impact as you engage in industry-led group projects with genuine project briefs and clients. Guided by our panel of industrial advisers, you’ll develop the professional skills and networking to stand out in this sector.
  • Our course is fully accredited by the leading professional bodies recognised for construction project managers including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Develop your understanding of the principles of low-rise domestic buildings, including building technologies, services, construction methods, and materials of both new and existing buildings. You’ll also gain knowledge of construction management practices, as well as the importance of building information modelling (BIM) to complete building projects successfully. An industry-led group project will see you work as part of a team to design an energy efficient housing development.

  • Year 2
  • Delve more deeply into the principles of non-domestic buildings, including building technologies, services, construction methods and materials. Advance your knowledge of topics such as site organisation, programming, estimating, health and safety and environmental management. Your industry-led group project will see you design and build, or retrofit, a complex high-rise building. Top it all off with a European field trip.

  • Year 3
  • Take advantage of an optional year of paid professional training by taking an industry placement with a company in the UK or abroad. During your placement, you'll work alongside an experienced construction manager, allowing you to put into practice the knowledge and skills gained in your first two years of study. The practical skills gained also help prepare you for both the final year of your degree, but most importantly for entering the workplace after graduation.

  • Final year
  • Your final year will see you further develop your specialist understanding of professional management practice. Cement your skill set with in-depth knowledge of project management, team management, development management, risk management and procurement. Your industry-led consultancy project, focused on site development, will see you apply these skills with real-world implications. Lead your own research project in a construction management subject of your choice.

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:

BSc Hons Construction Project Management programme specification 6770

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff

104 - 112

A level
A minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
28 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

GCSE
Mathematics and English Language grade C.

All relevant international qualifications will be considered - please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Other
  • Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.
  • Second year entry possible with a good HNC/HND or equivalent.
  • Equivalent qualifications and industry experience can be considered.

Candidates concerned about meeting this offer are encouraged to email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Fees, costs and funding

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The University of Plymouth provides a wide range of financial support to help you during your time with us. For more information regarding tuition fees and scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Industry-led group projects

Put your knowledge and teamwork skills into practice in professional industry scenarios, with a real client and project brief

Benefit from the expert advice of more than thirty industry professionals providing guidance via seminars and tutorials

Find out more about the industry-led projects

Industry placement

A placement year gives you access to professional knowledge, experience and contacts. It may even lead directly to employment.

Kick start your career with a year long paid placement in a leading construction company in the UK or abroad.

Find out more about placements

European field trip

Observe building energy efficiency strategies and construction practices in exemplary European cities.

The trip will give you a great opportunity to engage with your fellow students and lecturers in a new environment.

More about the field trip

Built environment facilities and resources

Our designated studio space provide a unique learning environment. A range of well-resourced specialist laboratory, BIM and simulation software, and materials and 3D printing workshop facilities are all in close proximity, putting industry standard facilities at your fingertips.

Find out more about the facilities and resources available to you

Learning and assessment

Teaching is delivered through lectures, supporting tutorials, workshops with industry professionals, guest lectures, site visits and field trips in the UK and overseas.

Learn more about our latest European field trip, guest lectures and site visits.

More information about course activities

Built environment

Future buildings should consume less materials, be energy efficient, durable and comfortable, whilst also attractive and useful for society

Learn how to design, construct, upgrade and operate the buildings of the future with the environmental building discipline.

Learn more about the built environment group

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