FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Construction, Transport and Logistics

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September 2024

  • Full time, 2 years
  • Part time
  • On campus

Fees and Funding

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September 2024




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  • Core Modules

    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module aims to develop students' core competencies to form the basis of future competencies development throughout the programme of study. In this module, the students would consolidate their Construction / Engineering knowledge and skills for practical applications, and develop their awareness of impacts on the environment, commerce, society and individual brought about by various construction and engineering activities.


    The Built Environment

    The aim of the module is to appreciate the factors, organisation and professional disciplines involved in the planning, design, development and in-use of the built environment facility.


    Construction Technology

    This module involves exploring the choices for materials, systems and techniques used in the construction of typical domestic and industrial/commercial building. The module also looks at building design and performance particularly with respect to the selection of materials for construction purposes. It also covers sustainability issues affecting the condition of existing buildings, and their maintenance and adaptation. It will also enable the development of spatial skills in producing and understanding graphical forms of communication used in construction.


    Land and Construction Surveying

    This module introduces you to geospatial surveying practices, principles and procedures for civil engineering and construction projects. The module develops skills in using modern surveying instrumentation to enable 3-dimensional position of features to be determined and for the quality of those positions to be known. The processes for determining vertical height (level) as well as horizontal position (by measuring angles and distances) will be studied. On completion of this module, students will be able to carry out survey data collection using a range of equipment and will appreciate the role of the surveyor and the role of survey data for construction purposes.


    Analytical Skills in Built Environment

    The main aim of this module is to develop your skills and understanding, of the numerical and mathematical techniques which underpin civil engineering, construction and surveying disciplines. At the end of this module you should possess the core knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and statistics which can be applied to data analysis, presentation and problem solving. This module also aims to equip you with the CAD skills which will enable you to manipulate and process data numerically, graphically and spatially.


    Building Science and Materials

    To provide an understanding of the scientific principles involved in the selection of materials in construction and the issues affecting the design of building services.


    Engineering Mechanics

    This module aims to develop your understanding of the fundamental structural characteristics governing the properties of engineering materials; and to introduce you to the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics.

    The module would provide you with an appreciation of the relationship between conceptual models and real engineering systems; and enable you to develop an analytical and practical approach to the solution of basic engineering problems based on the use of the fundamental principles of mechanics.

  • Core Modules

    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module builds on the L4 Mental Wealth: Professional Life module to further develop students' competencies to form the basis of their future careers. In this module, the students will undertake feasibility studies with reference to human, financial, logistical resources to realise a product/service. The module will further develop the students' self-awareness, interpersonal and negotiation skills through team work and mentoring.


    Contract Procedures

    • To provide an understanding of the UK legal system, legal process, institutional structures in application to the construction process in terms of contract performance, obligations, tort and statutory requirements, in the professional environment of construction management, surveying and information management.
    • To comprehend the legal obligations and procedures associated with contracts, letting, employment, equality, design, development and health and safety, and to apply legal principles to practical problems.

    Construction Planning and Production

    The aim of this module is to explore the role of the contractor in managing the production process for both simple construction projects and also more complex civil engineering works. It will examine the basic principles of management techniques. It will then consider construction methods, planning tools / techniques to mobilise the construction activities and supply chain; the selection of construction methods that best suit the project and the management plant, materials and workforce. It will also examine how the project is monitored to insure the client’s requirements and stakeholders needs are met, and how the finished project is brought to a managed and successful close.


    Introduction to Building Measurement

    The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the theory and applied techniques for measuring construction works from working drawings. The module is designed to allow you to understand the technical principles of measuring construction works and provide you with an understanding of all aspects of drawings.

    This module seeks to explore preparation of pre-tender documentation including schedule of works, approximate quantities and bill of quantities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of IT applications in the measurement process and for the preparation of bill of quantities.


    Advanced Sustainable Technology

    The module investigates and analyse sustainable construction technologies and methods used in buildings and construction works.


    Tendering, Estimating and Cost Control

    • To provide you with an introduction to financial control of construction projects and the procurement process by accessing knowledge based on information produced from tendering, estimating and financial procedures.
    • Allow to enable you to understand deliverables, time constraints, budgets and to implement best value best practice.

    Engineering Surveying

    This module develops your understanding and theoretical knowledge of applied techniques within engineering surveying. You will develop your ability to devise solutions to measurement problems and to evaluate the results and the systems performance in an engineering context. Students on this module will hence investigate and apply measurement techniques and systems in order to solve engineering surveying problems.

    This module includes a residential field scheme which takes place away from the university.


    Ground Engineering

    Any construction project at any scale begins with groundworks. For the success of groundworks, Civil Engineers need to have a fair understanding of engineering geology (i.e. earth science for engineers), soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and materials used in transforming the natural ground to the engineered ground through reinforcement and/or stabilisation, so too the benefits and costs (technical and environmental) of groundwork solutions.

    This module is designed for you to gain a thorough understanding of engineering geology (earth processes, geological structures, ground hazards and engineering implications), soil mechanics (physical, hydraulic and mechanical properties), and soil as a construction material in form of compacted ground or reinforced compacted ground (i.e. accompanied with physical/chemical additives).

    This module builds on stability analysis topics of study that are embedded in the Level 4 Engineering Mechanics module. This module also builds on the Level 4 Engineering Materials; the emphasis here will be on materials in ground engineering discipline.


    3D Data Modelling and Analysis

    This module examines the concepts, methodologies and techniques of acquiring and modelling 3D data. The principles of 3D ground models based on grid and triangulated structures are investigated as techniques for representing and analysing terrain and other surfaces. The principles of Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry, and Satellite Remote Sensing are examined as techniques for data acquisition. The techniques and limitations of 3D data, representation and modelling via digital terrain models, point clouds 3D surfaces are analysed.


    Structural Analysis and Element Design

    The main aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of the behaviour of indeterminate structures and the design of reinforced concrete and steel structural elements to the appropriate British Standard or European Code of Practice


    Employment Internship

    The aim of this module is to enable you to integrate the skills and knowledge, you have acquired during the programme to produce reflections on and solutions to realistic work based problems set within a real working environment.




Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.