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Construction and built environment at Solent

The construction industry requires individuals in a range of job roles including managers, quantity surveyors, project managers and engineers – and a degree from Solent University could help you on your way to kick-start a highly rewarding and successful career in this industry.

Solent’s construction management degree courses have been running for over 20 years, and through your studies you’ll get to grips with the economic aspects of construction, legal frameworks, technology of buildings and sustainability, preparing you for your career.

Extensive industry involvement means you experience the most up-to-date technology and management techniques available, and accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building ensures that the skills you gain are up-to-date with industry standards.

Led by qualified professionals with extensive industry experience, you’ll learn the technology of building, as well as process management. You will also have the opportunity to interact with employers, who are regularly involved in the delivery and assessment of projects at all levels.

By undertaking challenging live briefs, you’ll develop your teamwork, project management, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills.

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HNC Civil Engineering

Currently employed in the construction industry? If you want to further your career in civil engineering, this practical and flexible course will prepare you for a range of higher technician roles.

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Build your future in construction and develop valuable skills in management, building technology and sustainability, on this CIOB accredited degree.

HNC Construction Management

At Solent, get the essential management skills needed from the ground up, on this CIOB accredited course. You will have a foundation in construction and a desire to advance your career opportunities.

BSc (Hons) International Construction, Design and Sustainability (Top-up)

Build on the foundations of your international construction career with this 1-year top-up degree. Taught by an experienced team - be part of a leading, sustainable, construction industry.

HNC Quantity Surveying

If you’re looking to progress your career in quantity surveying, at Solent you can work professional studios and advance your knowledge of the construction industry on this CIOB accredited course.


Facilities are of industry standard ensuring graduates are work ready.

Students make use of modern construction laboratories, a dedicated drawing studio and a range of levelling/surveying equipment (total stations).

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