BSc (Hons) Construction Management (part time)

Programme Specification

START:
22nd September 2018
DURATION:
3 years
ID:
BSCCM

Address

University Campus St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL4 0JA   View map

Categories

BSCCM

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This is a top up Construction Management Degree Programme commencing at level 5 for students with a relevant HNC qualification or experienced managers or supervisors without formal qualifications at this level. The programme is delivered part time – the primary delivery location is at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus but also at the University of Hertfordshire.

The degree is also available to companies seeking to sponsor students as trainees or to individuals seeking to self fund. The latter maybe eligible for a part time student loan.

In addition it is planned to offer the degree as part of the new degree apprenticeship standard however the assessment plan is still awaited and the standard is not yet ready to use.  For companies interested in this possibility do contact Stephen Fox (Stephen.fox@oaklands.ac.uk) for a discussion.

The programme is informed by the professional construction management education standards at Chartered level from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The programme has been developed in close collaboration with Employers, Constructing Excellence and the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

The programme has several key distinctive features:

  • Shaped and delivered in collaboration with BRE and Constructing Excellence
  • Delivery involves industry experts
  • Built around the contemporary challenges facing the industry
  • Specialist modules on both Building Information Management and Sustainable Construction
  • Includes off site visits to special projects (e.g. at BRE).
  • Includes student membership of Constructing Excellence.
  • Taught on a day release model (delivery will takes place primarily at Oaklands College but also at the University of Hertfordshire during the summer semester)
  • Informed and developed with the Industry led trailblazer group and to be provided as part of a new degree apprenticeship.

The Programme is designed to enable the completion of the honours degree with direct entry at level 5 with a Higher National Certificate in construction or related subject (or equivalent award). The Programme integrates academic and work based learning in close collaboration with employers.

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 12 compulsory modules delivered over three years.

 

September – January

Exc Christmas Break

January – April

Exc Easter Break

May – September

Exc 7 week Summer Break

Year 1 The Construction Environment Building Information Modelling and Information Management The Legal Context and Construction Contract Law
Management Principles & Applications Sustainability for Construction
Year 2 Construction Science Team Project Construction and Commercial Management Practice
Construction Project Management Construction Technology and Innovation
Year 3 Leading and Influencing People
Professional Inquiry Project Professional Inquiry Project

 

Students will also be offered Student Membership of both CIOB and Constructing Excellence.

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Complimentary student membership of CIOB
  • Personal tutor to visit you at the workplace
  • Opportunity to undertake the CIOB’s Professional Development Programme (with an e portfolio and CIOB approved assessor) – an additional fee of £1000 applies

HOW WILL THE PROGRAMME BE DELIVERED?

Typically the programme will be delivered one day a week at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus from September to April and on one day a week at the University of Hertfordshire from May to September.

You will be taught by a range of experienced academic staff and industry experts in a ‘workshop’ style of learning.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The programme provides a progression opportunity for all students who have achieved a Higher National Certificate or equivalent qualification in Construction related discipline and are seeking to develop and extend their technical skills into a management role.

If you have prior construction management experience but do not have an HNC qualification, click here for more information on how to undertake the accelerated pathway.

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?

The programme will be delivered typically one day a week. You will also be expected to carry out

10-15 hours a week of private study.

WHAT WILL APPEAR ON MY DEGREE CERTIFICATE?

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Construction Management.

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS – THE DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP

The standards are not yet approved to use and further information is currently awaited. UCSA is currently actively working within a consortium of employers and providers to resolve the current issues. If your organisation maybe interested in the degree apprenticeship, would like to get involved or want further information on developments then please contact Stephen Fox, stephen.fox@oaklands.ac.uk

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All students must hold an HNC or equivalent in construction and the built environment (or a cognate area) typically with a merit grade average.

If you do not have a HNC but are an experienced site manager or supervisor, there is the opportunity to accredit your prior experience and gain direct entry into the degree. This is known as the Accreditation of Prior Learning. Please contact stephen.fox@oaklands.ac.uk if you are interested in this route.

Students seeking to enter the programme at Level 6 with a relevant Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree will typically have either a merit grade or 50% grade average respectively.

All students are expected to either be working in the sector or had relevant employment experience in the last 3 years.

All applicants must have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above, or a University of Hertfordshire accepted equivalent qualifications.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. A minimum of IELTS 6.0 is required (with no less than 5.5 in any band). Other English language tests are accepted.

TO APPLY

If you are an employer wishing to offer the degree apprenticeship please contact Stephen Fox , Director of Higher Education (University Campus St Albans) who will arrange a visit to discuss your requirements –stephen.fox@oaklands.ac.uk

If you are already employed and would like to enrol on the course as part of a degree apprenticeship please discuss this with your employer and advise them to contact University Campus St Albans directly to discuss this further on the above email.

If you are wishing to apply (but not as part of the degree apprenticeship) please complete the on line application form and the course leader will get in touch to discuss your application.

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