About this course
This 5 year, part-time course belongs to a suite of four closely related undergraduate degree courses that includes Architectural Technology, Building Design Management and Building Project Management. The professional identity of the Construction Project Management course is maintained throughout its curriculum, but opportunities for you to transfer to the other degrees within the suite do exist.
The format of the course is designed to focus on the specialised area of Construction Project Management. It is intended to develop your interest in the construction industry through a wide range of subjects that collectively provide the skills necessary for the successful completion of building projects.
The course concentrates on the site construction processes based around the need to build to time and within budget, whilst retaining high quality work and taking account of health and safety requirements. The broad areas of particular interest are contractual management and financial control often based on the computerised systems widely available today.
The professional Construction Manager is therefore responsible for the erection of buildings and other structures. This responsibility extends through site planning, progress, adaptation or amendment of construction details to suit particular needs or crises, together with effective control of the project and a heavy decision-making involvement. There are obvious links to design and project management, which have differing responsibilities, as well as to the architect or engineer within the overall inception-to-completion process. In addition, the Construction Project Management professional tends to accept the responsibility that is needed to correct for any poor design or indeed the ‘buildability’ of the project.
Construction Managers supervise the execution of on-site construction activities and direct on-site project teams by implementing project controls. The practice of Construction Project Management includes the ability to plan, coordinate and monitor on-site construction activities in order to provide managerial oversight for the safe and cost effective fabrication of a building project. Key competences for Construction Managers include construction planning and organisation, on-site safety and quality management.
The Construction Project Management degree is structured around these areas and aims to develop students from a range of professional and industrial backgrounds to develop careers in a management role.
This part-time course requires attendance at the University for 1 full day per week. The length of study depends on your qualifications and experience. For instance applicants with an appropriate HNC/HND award will be able to gain direct entry to year 2/3 of the course respectively.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.
Whether you are modelling mathematical problems or developing information systems that will help an organisation manage their staff, our range of specialist and general use facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to analyse, test, model and build solutions to solve complex real-world problems.
The department of Mathematics and Information Sciences has produced excellent research in Mathematics and Statistics with 62% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA10). We also have excellent impact in Information Sciences with 90% of our research impact judged to show very considerable reach and significance (REF2014, UoA36B).