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About the course

Are you currently working in the construction industry? Maybe you are an employer looking to support your colleagues with their training and development? Our 20 years’ experience of delivering construction management training has helped us to develop a course that works for both employees and employers. Students train for a single day each week throughout the academic year, applying what they have learnt directly to their day-to-day work and continuing to be an asset in the workplace.

Inspiring, challenging and professionally accredited – our programme offers a varied curriculum based on the key themes of management, technology and professionalism. You’ll develop valuable skills and work closely with industry partners, experienced tutors and the latest in construction technology.

You’ll develop a full understanding of the economic considerations and the industry’s legal framework. Extensive industry involvement ensures you’ll have a strong working knowledge of the technology and management techniques being used in the sector today. To support this, you’ll undertake challenging live briefs to help develop your teamwork, project management, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills.

The course content is regularly reviewed to meet industry and professional requirements, and covers emerging topics in the field of construction management to ensure your learning is right up to date.

Our accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Association of Building Engineers demonstrates that the course meets strict standards set by the industry itself. It also gives you the chance to work towards additional professional qualifications alongside your ongoing degree studies.

As part of exciting new developments in this sector, this course is currently in development to be offered as an apprenticeship route

Professional accreditation Specialist facilities Apply direct Further studies Part time option Apprenticeship

Students study one day a week, working towards their degree while gaining experience within the industry.

What does this course lead to?

This degree has been endorsed by and aligned with the CIOB educational framework, preparing you for a rewarding career in the fast-moving global construction industry. Graduates will leave the course with the key skills required to develop, manage and deliver modern construction projects. 

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for candidates who have already studied at HNC/D level (or equivalent) and are now looking to progress to a full degree. Candidates should already be working in a relevant area of the construction industry and have an ambition to take on more senior roles.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:
UK, EU and Channel Island part-time fees: £4,625 per year
International part-time fees: Students from outside the EU are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration page for more information.

Other costs

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk.

Compulsory costs

  • Two copies dissertation printing and binding - £50
  • Purchase of JCT contracts or similar contract document- £30

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Graduation costs

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2017, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
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Key entry requirements

96 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent
  • Minimum of two A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD, normally in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications or equivalent.
  • Applications from mature students may also be considered.

The part-time route allows direct entry to year three of the full five-year part-time course. Applicants must hold a HNC in a relevant subject, or equivalent.

Attendance on campus is approximately one day per-week, 9am-5pm.

It is desirable for applying students to be employed within the construction industry. Students will need to have a supporting reference from an employer as part of their application.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


Study location

Bournemouth and Poole College

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team:

ask@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 3039

How to apply

Part-time and distance learning courses

Applications for part-time and distance learning courses are made directly to the University and can be made at any time prior to the start of the course. If you have any questions about applying for this course, please contact the admissions office by emailing admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Applications for 2018 will open soon. For any enquiries, please email admissions.

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Part-time attendance (for 2017):

  • Year 3: Monday
  • Year 4: Tuesday
  • Year 5: Thursday

These times are subject to change, please check back for the latest times.

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What you'll study

Year one

Core units
  • Technology of Complex Buildings
  • Construction Management
  • Economics and Financial management 

Options

  • Preconstruction Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year two

Core units
  • Maintenance of Buildings and Services
  • Sustainability
  • Contracts Management
  • Project Evaluation and Development

Year three

Core units
  • Building Production and Value Engineering
  • Research Project

Options

  • Strategic Construction Management
  • Commercial Management

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

John Barfoot academic profile John Barfoot Head of Subject View profile
Ramesh Marasini academic profile Ramesh Marasini Course Leader View profile
Clifford Okeh academic profile Clifford Okeh Senior Lecturer View profile
Phil Brown academic profile Phil Brown Senior Lecturer View profile
Dr Monkiz Khasreen academic profile Monkiz Khasreen Senior Lecturer View profile
Harjinder Virdee academic profile Harjinder Virdee Senior Lecturer View profile
Verity Bird academic profile Verity Bird Senior Lecturer View profile
Laurie Wright academic profile Laurie Wright Lecturer View profile
Dr Emmanuel Itodo Daniel academic profile Emmanuel Itodo Daniel Lecturer View profile
Denise White academic profile Denise White Associate Lecturer View profile
Kenny Tew academic profile Kenny Tew Technician Instructor View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Students will have full access to course specific facilities including modern construction laboratories, a dedicated drawing studio and a range of surveying equipment. Students also have the opportunity to work in the built environment studio. This modern studio space has been developed to give students access to an environment which mirrors the feel and atmosphere of a working professional studio. Access to essential industry software is provided for use by all construction students. The design studio also incorporates laser cutting and 3D printing facilities.

Benefit from our 20+ years’ experience of delivering skilled graduates to the construction industry. The course content is regularly reviewed to meet industry and professional requirements.

Your future

Students study a curriculum that has been specifically designed to equip them with skills that are sought after in the modern construction industry.

Graduates have gone on to work for and direct a range of construction businesses. These include Evolution 5, Balfour Beatty, Bouygues, Drew Smith Construction, Barrett Homes, Drew Construction Group and Goddards QS.

Industry links

The course team are actively involved with industry through their research, positions within professional bodies or their prior work in the sector. This gives a breadth of experience for the course to draw on.

The course has nurtured very strong industry and professional body links. This is essential for keeping the course in touch with current industry trends.

We hold a database of over 250 local and national employers that collaborate with us. These employers offer a range of support including site visits, work placements and guest speakers. Employers are involved in the delivery and assessment of projects at all levels of the course.

The Chartered Institute of Building have set up a young professional section of the Institute called NOVUS. This is designed to encourage undergraduates, new graduates and young professionals to network and get more involved with the industry. We are proud to say that the first NOVUS group was set up here in Hampshire by an ex-graduate from the BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme.

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