BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

Project managers are involved with a project throughout its lifecycle; from early feasibility and design stages, through to construction and handover. The role has a wide range of applications, from the management of new build projects, maintenance and refurbishment, to strategic asset management.

This Construction Project Management degree prepares you for a variety of project management roles in the construction industry. You will develop core project management skills that reflect the needs of the profession, such as programming and planning, project administration, risk management, construction technology, contract practice, health and safety, sustainability, and managing people. The Construction Project Management course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). When you graduate, you’ll have the ability and confidence to begin a graduate career as a project management surveyor and work towards corporate membership of the RICS.

This course is subject to validation.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K220 Full-time 3 Years September Treforest A
K221 Sandwich 4 Years September Treforest A

You will study the latest practice and procedures for the project management of new-build and refurbishment projects. Your studies will cover industrial initiatives such as strategic partnering and collaboration, prefabrication and offsite manufacture, lean construction techniques, and dispute resolution. You will also learn how to apply critical thinking to your experiences, which will help you work towards continuous professional development. Your Construction Project Management degree will allow you to manage effectively the range of tasks involved in a construction project. You’ll be able to take responsibility for time, quality, and health and safety, and overcome the challenges of new-build or refurbishment projects.

Year One

  • Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure
  • Integrating Project 1
  • Project Management Practice and Procedure
  • Built Environment Economics
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Built Environment Law

Year Two

  • Research Elective 
  • Integrating Project 2 
  • Design Economics
  • Management of Buildings
  • Construction Technology 2
  • Contract Management
  • Project Planning Programming and Control
  • Optional module: Employment Experience Diploma 

Year Three

  • Integrating Project 3
  • Sustainability Technology
  • Project Management and Financial Control
  • Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Construction Management
  • Dissertation

 

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also get chance to participate in numerous site visits to local companies allowing you to see how the theory is applied in a professional setting. In addition to this, you will work independently to prepare for classes and complete project work.

Your studies here won’t confine you to a classroom. We don’t believe you can learn vital skills like analytical decision making and problem solving by just reading about them. That’s why we offer practical activities that help you understand and apply the theory you learn in lectures. Plus you’ll have the chance to go on site visits to local companies.

Assessment

Your assessments will involve examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.

Accreditations

Our BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This is the world’s leading professional body in land, property, construction and associated environmental issues. Successful completion of this degree is the first step to gaining RICS professional membership and a boost to your career prospects.

Placements

We recommend you spend a year working in the construction industry as part of your degree. During this ‘sandwich’ year, you’ll get hands-on experience that will make you a more attractive candidate to employers and will inform your studies in your final year.

Facilities

For added experience, you’ll use industry-standard facilities on campus. These include computing laboratories with engineering software such as Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Autodesk QTO, CostX, Synchro, and Navisworks.

Lecturers

The entry criteria below shows the qualification range within which the University will make offers. Most offers we make are at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

BCC - CCC (this is equivalent to 104-96 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC-CC at A Level  (this is equivalent to 104-96 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with higher grades of between 655-555 to include a relevant higher subject (this is equivalent to 112-96 UCAS tariff points)

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall – the credits should equate to between 106-96 UCAS tariff points (examples below)

45 Level 3 credits equating to 15 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 6 Passes (106 UCAS Tariff Points)

45 Level 3 credits equating to 15 Distinctions, 15 Merits and 15 Passes (96 UCAS Tariff Points)

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly. 

International students
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

Admissions statement

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, and none of it would be possible without surveyors and project managers. Our strong industrial and commercial links mean we know what employers want from you when you graduate. We tailor our courses, so what you learn meets employers’ needs and develops key skills. We have a proud history of developing industry-ready graduates for over four decades. 

Project management is a thriving profession in the UK and internationally. By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and confidence to progress as a project management surveyor. You could work in private practice, property departments, construction and development companies, central and local government organisations, or become self-employed.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.