Offering substantial hands-on experience, our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development is an excellent route into a career offering a high level of responsibility and rewards.
Build your skills on a foundation year
Taking a foundation year first is an ideal choice if you have the potential and ambition to study this BSc (Hons) programme but lack the formal entry requirements or feel you are not quite ready to embark on a full honours degree right now.
It is also a smart move if you have changed your mind about your career direction since you chose your A-levels or BTECs and need to improve your skills in a different subject area.
The foundation year focuses on general concepts in subjects such as design and construction science, together with essential scholarship skills for technologists.
Gain real-world experience
The first stage of the honours degree introduces you to practical skills in construction technology, develops your ability to interpret data and gives you an understanding of the theories of construction management. Throughout, we encourage you to challenge accepted ideas and analyse competing theories.
As you progress, you will gain a deeper knowledge of construction management through Interdisciplinary Professional Practice and Independent Study.
There is also an optional placement year which gives you the opportunity to gain an additional qualification for your CV, the Diploma in Professional Practice.
You will study modules such as:
- Preliminary Mathematics
- Scholarship for Technologists
- Technology Project (double module)
- Introduction to Design
- Construction Science
You will then study a total of 120 credits per year. This will be made up of single or double modules.
- Construction Materials Technology
- Environmental Design and Services
- Technology and Structures 1
- Construction CAD and Personal Development
- Construction Organisation and Economics
- Site Surveying 1 (Work-Based Learning)
- Measurement and Cost Studies
- Technology and Structures 2
- Infrastructure Surveying and Asset Management
- Property Development and Appraisal
- Project Planning and Development
- Maintenance and Refurbishment
- Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies
- Cost Management and Property Valuation
- Facilities Management and Property Development
- Independent Study and Personal Development (Construction Management) (double module)
- Professional Practice and Project Management
- Civil Engineering Construction Management
The course offers plenty of practical, hands-on experience and there is an emphasis on seminars, small group study and tutorials. We also offer an optional placement year between stages two and three.
In addition, you could take the opportunity to join UK and European study trips. We encourage you to display your work in exhibitions too.
How you are assessed
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, exams, presentations, class tests, case studies and portfolios. These assessment methods will help you develop your presentation and communication skills which are essential for professional practice.
September 2019 typical entry requirements
|UCAS points||72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level||N/A|
|Specific requirements at GCSE|
GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.
|IELTS||6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)|
|Interview / Audition||N/A|
Alternative entry qualifications:
- BTEC - MPP
- Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.
We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.
Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.
Once you have completed the course, you will have every opportunity to pursue an exciting professional career in construction management, project management, site management or manufacturing. Because the degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), you will be eligible for membership (MCIOB).
Our graduates go on to take up roles with the main construction and civil engineering contractors for the public sector, including all the major companies. Some enter the teaching profession and others undertake further postgraduate study such as our MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management.
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Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Additional costs and optional extras
We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.
Included in your fees
- Use of resources
- First year field trips
Mandatory costs not included in your fees
- Safety footwear/clothing, approx. £50
- Books, approx. £200
- Additional field trips, approx. £200
- Site visits, approx. £100
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.