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BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Nottingham Trent University
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Course UCAS code: K221
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
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. **Key features** - Benefit from excellent employability prospects. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management sandwich graduates are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies, earning an average salary of £27,900 (DLHE survey 2016-17). Due to a skills shortage and a boom in the construction industry, construction management graduates are heavily sought after. - NTU is one of the leading providers of property education in the UK. We're ranked 2nd in the UK for Building, Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2019) and we have over 30 years' experience in developing successful construction graduates. - 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 study trips and live projects, included in the cost of your course fees, free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance. - 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. - Take part in live projects as part of the course. A recent project saw students work with Transport for London 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 Commercial Management course. We also offer this course on a part-time study route.
All modules are core. Year one modules: Year One modules: Fundamentals of Construction - This module will introduce you to the domestic construction industry, and the technology associated with it, looking at modern and sustainable forms of construction. • • Introduction to Measurement and Cost – Through this module you'll develop your understanding of measurement principles and your ability to apply measurement skills • Architectural Science and Building Engineering - This module will introduce you to the methods of providing comfortable internal thermal, visual and acoustic environments - the ways in which buildings are appropriately heated, cooled, quite and illuminated • Numerical and Professional Skills for the Construction Industry - This module will introduce you to some of the important roles carried out by professionals, in order to create the built environment, developing your understanding of the nature of the construction industry • Law and Health & Safety - On this module you'll study the English Legal System and its relationship to European Union law, to help you understand how law is made, administered and enforced. Year Two: Construction Technology – You'll focus on industrial and commercial buildings. The key aim is for you to understand modern and traditional building technologies • Engineering Surveying - The aim of this module is to introduce you to the basic principles and purposes of engineering surveying. You'll learn the theory in lectures and tutors, with hands-on seminar and laboratory sessions introducing the practical surveying field skills required by industry • Residential Field Trip - The module will culminate in a week long residential field trip, where you'll put into practice the skills that you've learnt throughout the module. Working in groups, you'll plan, manage and assess your own programme to meet set targets • Sustainable Technology with Environmental Control - In this module you will explore the techniques of sustainability used in building technology and environmental engineering • Contract Administration: Control and Finance - Contract administration is the study of construction contracts and practice. Construction related contracts are widely used in the industry and play an important role in your working practices • Construction Management Practice and Procedures - The module introduces you to the principles and practice of a small to medium construction company, its behavioural management system and the operation of its projects • Law and Contemporary Economics - This module will develop your understanding of health and safety responsibilities and encourage and enhance your understanding of legal duties and responsibilities. Final Year: Construction Procurement and International Studies - This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of the UK and international construction industry and the strategies which can be adopted by clients to successfully procure construction projects • Corporate Management - This module will further develop your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the corporate, financial and operational environment in which different construction organisations, their management and how their clients operate • Construction Management Project - This module will integrate your knowledge and skills, and their application to construction production management • Industrial Practice for Construction Managers - This module provides a holistic overview of the fundamental principles of the strategic and operational management of a construction project • Dissertation - This module offers an opportunity to develop and utilise a range of research skills to produce a thesis based on a topic you have selected.
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15 January

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Nottingham is an absolutely amazing town, with the best student club ever, the Ocean. You’ll never hear the Baywatch theme the same way again. There’s a really nice student vibe, a ‘friendly’ rivalry between Nottingham U, Batman’s house, and three pubs claiming to be the oldest pub in Britain (that serve cheap pints to boot). The library is also amazing, with loads of study space, and the SU threw loads of great events, and I joined a few fantastic societies that really helped me experience all the uni had to offer.

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NTU Admissions:
Tel. +44(0)115 848 4200
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Tel. +44 (0) 115 848 4200

NTU Admissions:
Tel. +44(0)115 848 4200
Email. [email protected]

Tel. +44 (0) 115 848 4200

Top TSR member reviews
  • Nadz1a's avatar by Nadz1a on 24th January 2019
    Simple yet exciting, your able to be involved in as little and as much as you'd like to be. Which is fun to take responsibility for what you want.
  • h-m123's avatar by h-m123 on 24th January 2019
    Excellent place to study.
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