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BScConstruction Management

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Why choose this course?
It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
We have over 30 years’ experience in developing successful Construction Management graduates.
You will have the opportunity to apply for a one-year work placement, with support from our specialist placement team.
Your knowledge will be enhanced thorough project work, site visits and a residential field trip in Year Two.
You will work on projects set by real companies, including a final year project from Willmott Dixon.
Excellent employment opportunities due to a skills shortage in this subjects industry – view more information.
Did you know?
NTU is in the top three for the number of students on building related courses on year-long placements (HESA data 2012/13)

What our students say
“I most enjoyed the varied nature of the course modules which provided a solid overview of what’s required to successfully run a construction project. My favourite aspects were the residential field course in the Engineering Surveying module and the group work projects.”

Gareth Miles, BSc Construction Management

Programme structure

What will I study?
The course focuses on developing the knowledge and professional skills required to ensure that construction projects meet their objectives in terms of cost, quality and delivery – with added value in satisfying the design vision. Below is a list of the modules you’ll study and the attached document explains each module in more detail.

Year One
Introduction to Measurement and Cost (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Construction Practice (20 credits)
Numerical and Professional Skills (20 credits)
Law and Health and Safety (20 credits)
Architectural Science and Building Engineering Services (20 credits)

Year Two
Construction Technology (20 credits)
Engineering Surveying (20 credits)
Sustainable Technology with Environmental Control (20 credits)
Contract Administration: Control and Finance (20 credits)
Construction Management Practice and Procedures (20 credits)
Law and Contemporary Economics (20 credits)
Year Three: Optional work placement year PDF icon
The third year work placement option is spent in working in industry gaining relevant and valuable experience.

Final year
Construction Procurement and International Studies (20 credits)
Corporate Management (20 credits)
Construction Management Practice (40 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)
Course content and module descriptions
For a full description of each module and further detail about what is covered in each year take a look on the attached document. PDF icon

How will I learn?
You will spend approximately ten hours per week in scheduled learning. This includes lectures, supported by smaller group sessions including:

laboratory sessions

Outside of timetabled sessions you will need to undertake self-directed independent study. This will include:

preparing for lectures
completing coursework
developing a portfolio
directed reading to expand your knowledge.
Trips and study visits
Site visits and field trips form an integral part of the learning process, allowing you to put theory into practice. Recent trips have included visits to the:

new Wembley Stadium
Eco build exhibition
JCB headquarters.
These are all designed to help you understand and apply what you’re learning in a real world context.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a mix of coursework and exams. The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of:

group and individual projects
essays and a portfolio.
More detailed information about how each module is assessed can be found on the above attachments.

Is the course professionally accredited?
Yes, the course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This accreditation is a seal of approval that NTU reaches the highest standards of governance, quality assurance and resource management.

Graduating from an accredited course makes you eligible to join the CIOB as an Incorporate member (ICIOB) and enrol on their Professional Development Programme PDP to become a progress to Chartered membership (MCIOB).
CIOB membership will enhance your employability and open up opportunities to work on high profile projects across the world.

Industry links
You will benefit from our great links with industry which help ensure that everything you learn can be applied to the real world. This will be through: live projects supplied by real companies, guest lectures from industry, visits to working sites, industry sponsored awards.

Learn from expert staff
Our Construction team is made up of experienced academics and staff who have recently joined from industry. These, together with regular visiting experts, provide a rounded, up-to-date education, informed by current practice and industry developments.

It’s a flexible course
The first year of this course is shared with BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management.

This enables you to develop a multi-disciplinary perspective and also the flexibility to switch to either of the other courses at the start of your second year (subject to your original entry qualifications) if you feel you’d be better suited to developing your career in the Quantity Surveying area.

You can also switch between study modes, full-time, sandwich or part-time, if your circumstances change.

International students
This course will set you on a path to CIOB membership. This is recognised and respected internationally as the mark of true construction professionalism, opening doors to a great career.

Where will I study?
You will study on the City site. Most of your lectures will be taught in the recently renovated Newton building. You will also work in the Maudslay building for some of the practical session, such as concrete testing and soil labs. Find out more in the Facilities section.

Career opportunities

Your career development
We have a great employability rate which is achieved through:

work placements
working on real projects from industry
field work
input from industry professionals
regularly updated course content.
Our graduates are prepared to succeed in the construction industry.

We ensure our courses continue to be focused on current industry practice, through regular consultation with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), employers and current students.

Where do Construction Management graduates from NTU work?
NTU has a strong construction alumni community with many graduates working in senior positions in leading national and international companies. Recent graduate destinations have included:

Balfour Beatty
Berkley Homes
Bovis Lend Lease
Longcross Construction Limited
Mace Ltd
Morgan Sindall
Wates Living Space
Willmott Dixon.
Graduate job roles have recently included:

Site Manager
Graduate Trainee
Trainee Construction Management
Assistant Site Manager
Graduate Site Manager
Project Manager.
What’s a typical starting salary?
The average salary for NTU Construction Management graduates starting work in 2013 was £23,000 from both the full-time and sandwich courses. (DLHE survey 2012/13)

Employers come to NTU
Each year we hold a Property, Design and Construction recruitment fair on the City site. This is a fantastic event full of employers looking to recruit for graduate roles. Take a look at the prestigious companies that attend.

The Employability Team
The University’s friendly, experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won’t find in a book or on the Internet.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States