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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2020/21)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

112* (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code

Y002

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

Joint Honours

Start date

September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

Get your foot on the property development career ladder. Choose Property Development as part of a Joint Honours degree to build an impressive CV and prepare for a rewarding future in a dynamic profession.   

Why you should study a Civil Engineering and Construction course at the University of Derby

Today’s property market is huge – and there is an urgent need for professionals who can manage increasingly high value and diverse property portfolios. Study Property Development as part of a Joint Honours degree and you can take your first steps towards a career in this exciting field.

Build your own degree

Joint Honours is the perfect choice if you want to study more than one subject and broaden your career options. This type of degree is highly flexible so you can tailor your course to your own interests.

You can build your own degree by combining Property Development with one other joint honours subject at our Derby Campus. Our students often decide to study Property Development with Architectural Design or Business Management, but there are many other possible combinations for you to choose from.

Bright career prospects

Property development covers everything from renovating a small house to multi-million pound development schemes – and this course reflects the sheer diversity of the profession.  You will focus on gaining the knowledge and skills you need to secure a job in property development, in the UK or overseas, when you graduate.

Expertise and inspiration

Our teaching team has a wide range of professional experience in property development as surveyors, architects, structural and civil engineers, economists, planners and lawyers. So you can be sure you are gaining insights into up-to-date practice from professionals who really know what they are talking about.

What you will study

Example modules are shown below, the modules available as a Joint Honours student will be dependent on the subject that you combine with. In your first year, modules will be defined for you, and will be dependent on your subject combination to ensure you have the best fit. In your second and third years, module availability and the number of modules you are required to take will depend on whether you choose this subject as a major, joint or minor.

Year 1Year 1Year 2Year 2Year 3Year 3

Code: 4AZ500

Architectural CAD

Traditional design environments engage conventional drafting techniques to relay thoughts and ideas into reality, requiring competent personnel with considerable drafting experience. Any revisions have to be manually amended which impose constraints on resources (specifically time). The emergence of Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages has revolutionised the way designs are transformed into reality, significantly improving efficiency in term of editing and revising drawings.

This module invites you to prepare, modify and enhance designs using CAD software as the principal platform. You will be able to explore various features and functions of CAD software and apply them in the design process. It provides you with an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to use appropriate computer software as an aid to design in the built environment industry.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4BU500

Construction CAD and Personal Development

Traditional design environments engage conventional drafting techniques to relay thoughts and ideas into reality, requiring competent personnel with considerable drafting experience. Any revisions have to be manually amended which impose constraints on resources (specifically time). The emergence of Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages has revolutionised the way designs are transformed into reality, significantly improving efficiency in term of editing and revising drawings.

This module invites you to prepare, modify and enhance designs using CAD software as the principal platform. You will be able to explore various features and functions of CAD software and apply them in the design process. It provides you with an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to use appropriate computer software as an aid to design in the built environment industry. 

The module will also include study skills training including technical report writing, presentation delivery and preparation for job interviews including the creation of CV’s.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4BU503

Construction Organisation and Economics

The initiation of a building project is a multifaceted process involving numerous industrial players. This module examines the framework that is the UK Construction Industry from the initial economic principles that underline the demand for built assets, through the design process to the construction process and ultimate satisfaction of the client body that initiated the project.

For access to large construction sites employees and construction professionals have to apply for and obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, to apply for this everyone working on a construction site have to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4BU504

Environmental Design and Services

The long term decline in the supply of fossil fuels and their contribution to climate change is resulting in the design of buildings undergoing significant re-analysis.

This module aims to develop a broad understanding of the environmental criteria that contribute to the creation of a healthy environment within a building without imposing more than necessary on natural resources and the local environment.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4BU506

Technology and Structures 1

The module aims to establish and develop a base of knowledge of the technology and structures associated with low-rise buildings and their infrastructure, comprising both predominantly masonry techniques and framed structures.

The learner will study health and safety requirements within a design and construction context. Designers’ concerns in choice and specification of components are considered along with assembly methods, against a background of regulatory controls and safety issues in the approaches and equipment deployed in construction operations. Sustainability and environmental concerns are considered throughout the module wherever appropriate, by looking at the different methods, materials and/or better practices. An illustrative approach is used to support learning, supplemented by site visits.

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20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5BU502

Maintenance and Refurbishment

A large part of the construction industry's resources is devoted to maintaining buildings in a state fit for their use, and refurbishing them. Design skills are exercised in the choices of materials and methods and you need to be aware of causes of deterioration in buildings and approaches to maintaining them.

The module will discern the choices available for extending a building’s useful life and identify the processes in carrying out the work. The challenges of ensuring a sustainable future for listed buildings will be considered.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5BU504

Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies

The module seeks to help students understand the relationships between parties involved in procuring, designing and delivering construction related services in an environment that reflects clients' changing requirements. Contractual responsibilities of parties are examined, and the central themes of cost, time and output/quality are illustrated to encourage you to think about appropriate administrative methods
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5BU507

Property Development and Appraisal

Property development is demand-led relative to certain appropriate conditions within the market, time and the vagaries of the location in which the project is to be constructed. The basis of whether to build or not is one where accurate information is supplied to a client on which to base a decision. This module examines the conditions in which developments proceed or not.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5BU510

Technology and Structures 2

This module enhances the capability of students to develop detailed analysis and synthesis skills to the understanding of framed structures and the materials used in their construction.

This is achieved by a clear demarcation between substructure and superstructure elements which is an essential element of the assessment strategy. In addition, you will develop recognition that the construction industry is moving towards greater use of prefabricated components and processes at the expense of traditional craft categorisation to meet the demands for buildings in the future.

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20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6BU501

Facilities Management and Property Development

This module introduces students to facilities management and property development. It is designed to make you aware of all aspects, including property acquisition and disposal, running and servicing buildings, security and catering, information technology systems and space management.

The module aims to develop a broad understanding of the facilities management market which was valued at more than 40 billion pounds in 2011, a growing sector in built environment servicing. Facilities management is a logical development in a competitive market that characterises the free world's business environment. Recognition of the need to establish a single responsible organisation to achieve optimum results has been the key to success in meeting the strategic challenges faced by many organisations in their use of built assets.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6BU503

Professional Practice and Project Management

This module is designed to give you the skills and confidence to work as part of a built environment interdisciplinary team to assess, plan and develop a simulated or real built environment development project brief.

It will enable you to assess the skills, knowledge and experiences gained from your programme and bring these to an interdisciplinary team environment in order to collaborate successfully with other professions to produce a complete design and build solution for a set brief. It further aims to allow you to reflect on the experience of working in an interdisciplinary team and evaluate your professional performance in this scenario.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6BU510

Construction Value and Cost Studies 2

To provide the student with the knowledge and ability to apply the principles and practices of financial modelling and development appraisal and valuation in a built environment context.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 6BU997

Independent Study and Personal Development (construction Management)

This module requires you to produce a coherent, sustained and comprehensive research based study, demonstrating an ability to generate complex proposals with awareness of current issues in Construction Management.

It provides the continuation of personal development skills from what you have learnt at level 4 and 5. It is a rigorous and distinguishing feature of honours degree programmes. It is a vehicle to both fully develop and test your ability to work independently on a study, critically analyse data, argue rationally, and to draw independent conclusions that are clearly presented. The study encourages in-depth, detailed study of a topic derived from your own area of special interest in order to expand understanding of cultural, managerial, technological, scientific, or design aspects associated with construction management. 

You will be challenged to demonstrate a critical understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research in production of clear, logically argued and original work related to the field of study.

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40 Credits
optional
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

Real world learning

During the course, there may be the opportunity to take part in UK and European study trips. You will also have the chance to take a placement year, which leads to an additional qualification: the Diploma in Professional Practice.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you develop your presentation and communication skills, which are essential for professional practice.  Assessment methods include assignments, exams, presentations, vivas, class tests, case studies and portfolios.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

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.

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112*
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For Joint Honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

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.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per 20 credit module

International

£14,045 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Careers

Property Development graduates work in a variety of roles in large or small companies – or in some cases for themselves. Depending on the other subjects you take, you may follow a variety of career paths.

If you study Property Development with Business Management, for example, you could look into a career within the domestic property sector, supporting an existing business or starting your own business. If you study the subject with Marketing, you could consider joining larger property development companies in a marketing or business support role. Alternatively, if you combine it with Architectural Design, you could start your own business or work in the practical side of property planning and designing.

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Additional information about your studies

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

Teaching hours

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, excellent 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.

The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

 

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.

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