Civil Engineering and Construction Management FdSc

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UCAS code: HK22 72 UCAS points
  • FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

What makes this course different

Exceptional links with employers

Links with employers such as Atkins, Thames Water, P.J.Careys, L&Q, and Morgan Sindall through our Industrial Liaison Board. These connections can help you secure work placements.

Weekly construction site visits

We're one of only a few universities in the country who offer a programme of weekly construction site visits to major construction projects in London.

Engineers Without Borders

Competing at the 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.


Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)

This qualification is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

JBM accreditation

Course modules

This sector of industry needs people with the knowledge, practical skills and personal qualities to make a difference where it counts - on-site, working with other professionals. In this highly practical course, you'll learn about the nature and environment of the construction industry as well as the regulatory framework around health and safety, planning, procurement and contracts. You'll explore the importance of sustainable design and the factors that influence the efficient management of a construction project in terms of time, cost and quality.

Key areas you will study include the planning and financing of projects, required contract law, and of course health and safety knowledge - both for yourself and others. Time planning and logistics, cost control and management, and quality control are vital skills for a construction manager, and they are skills we will help you to gain through problem-solving, digital collaborative working as well as traditional teamwork activities. In practical terms, you'll learn tools and techniques that will help you succeed in your career, including the use of industry-standard software such as AutoCAD and Microsoft Project. We'll prepare you to achieve the Construction Safety Certification Scheme (CSCS). We'll help you to secure a competitive work placement during the final year of the course, so you can see how your learning relates to industry practice.

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

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Your future career

With this qualification, you could choose to focus on a specialist sector such as house-building, education, health, commercial and retail, waste management, manufacturing or infrastructure. Whatever your particular interest, we'll put you on the right track with our industry links, practical training and supportive teaching style. After that, it's up to you.

Industry links

Each year we're visited by around 20 local industry professionals (including Atkins, Thames Water, P.J Carey's, L&Q and Morgan Sindall) - known as the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) – who update us on the changing requirements for graduates. They also supervise final-year projects, when they'll be looking out for likely candidates to recruit for jobs.

Graduate employers

In recent years, many of our students have been offered full-time jobs in the company where they undertook a work placement as part of the course. Among the list of prestigious projects that our students have worked on are the Shard, King's Cross Station Western Passenger Hall and the Crossrail Connaught Tunnel refurbishment.

Job roles

As a construction manager, you may be responsible for logistics, plant, materials and people. 

As a trainee engineer, you'll be designing the structural frame of a building or setting out its position ready to be built.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and 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

This is a practical course for a practical profession, so if you're on the full-time course you'll have regular site visits to put the theory you learn into practice. East London is one of the biggest regeneration areas in Western Europe, and you'll have access to prestigious projects such as the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station - right on your doorstep.

You'll be encouraged to take part in group work to mirror real-life working practices and you'll benefit from using our purpose-built labs with industry-standard hardware and software and modern surveying equipment.

Academic support

As well as lab-based, practical work, you'll learn through formal lectures, tutorials and workshops, including talks from leading companies and industrialists. We also provide programme notes and digital resources to support independent study.

As one of our students, you'll be offered the chance to take part in a week-long residential 'Constructionarium' project at the National CITB Training Centre in Norfolk, where you'll work alongside contractors and design engineers.

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

Dedicated personal tutor

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your 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 feature centralised helpdesks.

UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).



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.

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 staff and students say

construction transport and logistics
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)

Docklands Campus accommodation by the water
I benefited a lot from the support I got at UEL. The staff challenged me and helped me think outside the box. I am still in contact and have received great help throughout my career."

Ohis Ilalokhoin

MSc Civil Engineering