Build a firm foundation of management skills to lead construction projects effectively and confidently. Our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development is relevant, challenging and opens doors to high-achieving careers.
- Take a major step towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which paves the way for Chartered status and the chance to boost your earning power
- This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
- Gain a wide range of hands-on experience to put your learning into practice
- Develop a practical approach to problem-solving and decision-making within construction
- Choose to spend an optional year on an industry placement to strengthen your CV further stillTake the opportunity to join UK and European study trips
If you have the potential and ambition to study with us, but feel you’re not quite ready to join the BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development right now, why not consider taking this course with a foundation year?
Offering substantial hands-on experience and recently accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development is an excellent route into a career offering a high level of responsibility and rewards.
The first stage of the course 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 between stages two and three, which gives you the opportunity to gain an additional qualification for your CV, the Diploma in Professional Practice.
If you want to ‘top up’ an existing foundation degree or HND qualification to gain the BSc degree, you can also join this course at stage three, subject to bridging requirements being met.
You will study a total of 120 credits per year. This will be made up of single or double modules.
You will study modules such as:
- 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)
You will study modules such as:
- 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
You will study modules such as:
- 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
How you will learn
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||112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level|
At least a C in either Maths, Physics, Science or another related subject at A-level (or equivalent qualification)
|Specific requirements at GCSE||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
|Interview / Audition||N/A|
Alternative entry qualifications:
- BTEC - DMM
- Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6
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.
£9,250 per year
£1,155 per module
£13,250 per year
Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.
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.
If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.Contact us
† Additional information about your studies
Part time: 5 years minimum. Day release: 2 years part-time. (Day release mode only available for final year of the degree. Study may be more than one day a week).
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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.
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.