Construction Management (part-time) (BSc (Hons))

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
6 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

All study options

About Construction Management (part-time) at Nottingham Trent University

Construction managers supervise operations to ensure projects are completed safely, on time, and within budget. You'll be the main point of contact for subcontractors and the public, overseeing all aspects of a project, from quality management to monitoring progress and costs.

Our accredited course offers a balance of vocational and theoretical content. Linking the design and construction of buildings, the course focuses on the technical, professional and managerial aspects of construction projects. With an emphasis on buildings, sustainability, technology and management, you'll develop a wealth of knowledge and the professional skills required to successfully manage complex construction projects.

Why study this course?

  • Benefit from excellent employability prospects. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management sandwich graduates are in work or further study, just six months after graduation, earning an average salary of £26,700 (DLHE survey 2015/16). Due to a skills shortage and a boom in the construction industry, construction management graduates are heavily sought after.
  • Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, you'll also benefit from free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance.
  • NTU is one of the leading providers of property education in the UK. We're ranked as the 5th university in the UK for Building, Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2018) and we have over 30 years' experience in developing successful construction graduates.
  • Our course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), recognising the quality and relevance of the course content.
  • Join a course with outstanding student satisfaction. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management sandwich students are satisfied with the quality of their course (National Student Survey 2017).*
  • Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement.
  • Apply your learning to the real world and network with experts in industry. Opportunities to take part in site visits and a residential surveying trip are included in course fees.
  • Take part in live projects as part of the course. A recent project saw students work with Transport for London (TfL) on proposing various upgrade projects.
  • Benefit from flexible study options, tailoring your studies to your interests. If you have an outstanding first year, you'll have the opportunity to transfer on to our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management course. We also offer this course on a part-time study route.

Taught for one day a week, our part-time BSc (Hons) Construction Management study route enables those already working in the industry, or with work experience, to acquire further professional qualifications and apply their learning.

How you're taught

How will I learn?

  • The part-time study route is taught one day a week, and, where possible, part-time students are taught alongside full-time students on the BSc (Hons) Construction Management course.
  • Your typical day will run from 9 am through to about 7.30 pm, and normally three different subject areas are taught on each day. In Year Four, the formal contact hours are reduced to allow time to focus on the individual project.
  • The course is organised into structured modules and is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminar groups, site visits, laboratory sessions, and individual and group projects. As this course is taught on a part-time day release basis, no formal placement is provided by the University.
  • The delivery of the course is enhanced by the incorporation of guest lectures delivered by external practitioner experts, extensive use of case studies and projects (some set by real companies), and field trips.

Trips and study visits

  • Site visits and field trips form an integral part of the learning process, allowing you to put theory into practice. In your second year, you'll take part in a week-long residential field trip (included in your course fees), a chance to practise your surveying skills and take part in team-building activities.

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, reports, presentations, essays, and a portfolio. You will receive feedback throughout each module.

Careers and employability

Our course is designed to prepare you to succeed in the construction industry.

Recent growth in UK industry has revealed a skills shortage in this area. You'll graduate with desirable skills and knowledge, boosting your employment prospects. 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 BSc (Hons) Construction Management graduate destinations have included:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Berkley Homes
  • Gleeds
  • ISG
  • Mace Ltd
  • Morgan Sindall
  • VINCI
  • Willmott Dixon.

Graduate job roles have recently included site manager, graduate project management, graduate trainee, trainee construction management, assistant site manager, graduate site manager, and project manager.

Employability team

Our expert Employability team will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice. You can benefit from this service at any time during your studies, and for up to three years after completing your course. Find out more about the service.

Find out more about career options in the construction industry on the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) website.

Facilities

Facilities for Construction students

The majority of your lectures and seminars will take place in the Newton building. You will also benefit from dedicated lab spaces in the Maudslay building, including a hydraulics lab and a concrete testing lab. See a full gallery of facilities used by our students studying a construction-related course.

Dedicated resource centre

Students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have access to a dedicated resource centre. This centre, based in the Maudslay building, enables students to undertake private study in a facility equipped with computers, large format plotters and desk space, together with the latest, and archived, journals and publications.

This resource centre is open from 8 am to 8 pmMonday to Friday.

IT resources

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City site, with PCs providing access to Microsoft Office, email, web browsing, networked file storage, and high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student). Resource rooms are available 24 hours a day.

Books and library resources

In the library, you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within the Built Environment. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our electronic resources, journals and books.

Within the library there is a liaison librarian who has specialist subject knowledge. They can offer detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources and also support on things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13450 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

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