This is a Construction Management Degree Programme* (with honours) 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 in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire on a part time, day release basis at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus and at the University of Hertfordshire.
The programme is informed by the professional construction management education standards at Chartered level from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
The programme has several key distinctive features:
- Shaped and delivered in collaboration with the industry, the Building Research Establishment (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).
- Taught in small groups at both Oaklands College and the University of Hertfordshire.
The Programme integrates academic and work based learning in close collaboration with employers.
Students are, typically, sponsored by their employer or self-fund. Self-funding students may be eligible for a Student Loan to cover the cost of their tuition fee, for more information please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
There are 12 compulsory modules delivered over three years.
|September – January
Exc Christmas Break
|January – April
Exc Easter Break
|May – September
Exc Summer Break
|Year 1||Construction Environment||Building Information Modelling and Information Management||The Legal Context and Construction Contract Law|
|Leading and Managing People||Sustainability for Construction|
|Year 2||Modern Methods of Construction||Team Project||Construction and Commercial Management Practice|
|Construction Project Management||Construction Technology and Innovation|
|Year 3||Professional Development Portfolio||Professional Development Portfolio|
|Professional Inquiry Project||Professional Inquiry Project|
Students will also be offered student membership of CIOB.
- Complimentary student membership of CIOB
- Learning in small groups
- Industry engaged curriculum
- Pathway to Chartership with CIOB
HOW WILL THE PROGRAMME BE DELIVERED?
Typically year 1 of the programme will be delivered one day a week at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus from September to April and at the University of Hertfordshire from May to July. Year 2 will be delivered at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City from September to December and at the University of Hertfordshire from January to July. Year 3 will be delivered at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus.
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 progress 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 to ask 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 around 6 hours a week of private study.
WHAT WILL APPEAR ON MY DEGREE CERTIFICATE?
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Construction Management.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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/4 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.
Total = £12,000
Year 1 = £4,500
Year 2 = £4,500
Year 3 = £3,000
For an additional fee (£1,000 per year) students will be able to undertake the CIOB professional development programme alongside the degree and will be provided with an assessor.
If you wish to have an informal discussion before applying online please contact the Course Director Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
*Subject to validation May 2020
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