Construction Management BSc (Hons)

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Overview

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Degree

UCAS code: K221 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: K200 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Site visits

    World-renowned construction projects are nearby. Recent site visits have included the Tate Modern Phase 2 Extension, the Canary Wharf Crossrail station and the London City Island development.

  • Real life experience

    Students have the opportunity to attend the prestigious Constructionarium field trip where they plan and partner with a major contractor - in recent years P.J.Careys - to build a real building or facility.

  • Engineers Without Borders

    Compete at a national level (e.g. Engineers Without Borders). At Engineers Without Borders, our students are committed to operating in the most sustainable and globally responsible ways.

Course modules

Key areas you'll study include the planning and financing of projects, required contract law, and of course health and safety knowledge - both for yourself and others. Building without proper planning can be a dangerous business when it comes to working at heights, excavating, and shifting materials. You'll learn how to manage it and make it safe. You'll also learn about sustainable design. Plus, you'll look at the contractual side of things, and how to ensure sub-contractors work to the required standards.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Thanks to our excellent links with industry, graduates from this course have gone on to work on projects all over the world.

Industry links

Each term we're visited by around 20 local industry professionals - known as the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) - to update us on changing requirements for graduates. They also supervise final-year projects, when they'll be looking out for likely candidates to recruit for jobs. 

Every year, our Civil Engineering and Construction Management students visit the Constructionarium site in Norfolk. There you'll work as a team with a sponsoring contractor, such as Atkins, and professional consulting engineers to build scaled-down versions of famous bridges or buildings. 

We organise weekly site visits to one of the hundreds of projects underway in and around east London. A recent trip involved checking how the Olympic Stadium was being reconfigured to meet the new demands of a football stadium and a major events venue. 

We also have a programme of guest speakers. One of our regulars is Mark Shearon, a former UEL student who's now a senior Health and Safety Executive inspector.

Graduate employers

Some have been involved with UK construction projects such as the Shard and the Olympic Athletes' Village in Stratford. Others have travelled internationally to areas of dynamic regeneration such as Dubai or Qatar. 

Many of our overseas students go back to work in countries such as Nigeria and Malaysia.

Job roles

Your most likely job on graduation will be an assistant site manager, working in a role where you have responsibility for a broad range of activities. If you perform impressively on-site and deal well with people, you could soon find yourself taking responsibility for really large projects.

A typical project will take 18 months or two years, during which time you'll be working very closely with a wide variety of people performing different jobs.

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After years of working as a painter-decorator, I decided to study an FdSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management and then top up to a BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree.

Surrounded by extraordinary lecturers, I managed to achieve my goals. Within weeks of graduating, I was able to find a job as an engineer on a grand scale project."
Vlad Volonga

Construction Management, BSc (Hons)

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Guided independent study

    We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library, and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces, and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with academic or subject-related queries by a programme director, module leaders, academic advisors (you’ll have an academic advisor from the teaching team as soon as you arrive with us), and university central support services.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. 

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Workload

    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    The approximate percentages for this course are:

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
      Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
      Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

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What our students and staff say

Dr Aaron Kans
It is a huge privilege and honour to be able to make a difference to people's lives, from all backgrounds, and to be part of a university that offers these transformational opportunities to students that may have not been given these opportunities before."

Dr Aaron Kans

Head of Department (Computer Science & Digital Technologies)

Mugdad Alkhateeb
The University of East London is an excellent choice for students looking for a diverse and inclusive educational experience. Its focus on practical skills, combined with a supportive community of students and staff prepares graduates to succeed in their careers and make a positive impact on the world."

Mugdad Alkhateeb

Lecturer in Construction Engineering Management