Important Entry Requirement & Application Update
Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.
Is this course right for me?
Are you looking to advance your career in the construction industry? If you have already completed the Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Construction (or equivalent), then this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto Level 6 and gain a full honours degree. The course is designed in accordance with local industry needs, and gives you the opportunity to enhance your career and promotion options.
More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.
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Additional costs may be associated with the following:
- Materials for independent study, such as laptop or desktop computer
- Textbooks that are considered essential reading
- External visits such as construction sites, city centres, monuments, stadia, museums/galleries/exhibitions.
- Software to be able to work from home
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), budget estimate £30 - £150
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- Apps which are generally free but have costs for upgraded versions
More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.
More detailed information on modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.
- GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above
- Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or
- For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 6, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5)
Entry onto level 6 will be direct for those progressing students from the GLLM Construction or Civil Engineering Foundation Degree to the respective GLLM Bachelor Degree (Hons), Construction or Civil Engineering, after successful completion of the foundation degree.
Entry onto level 6, for external applicants, will be considered on an individual basis in line with GLLM credit transfer policy, based on previous successful study of 120 credits per level in a compatible qualification (within the time frame outlined in the policy).
For individuals who do not meet the above academic requirements we will consider a wide range of non-standard or professional qualifications and experience, through the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLLM regulations and policies.
The course is delivered through a blend of the following:
- Workshops and practical work
- Guest speakers
- Student centred learning
- Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)
- Full-time: 2 years, 2 days per week (typically 9am-5pm)
- Part-time: 4 years, 1 day per week (typically 9am-5pm)
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The course is assessed through a blend of the following:
- Individual portfolios
- Case studies
Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.
After completing the full BSc (Hons) degree, you can proceed to further postgraduate and professional study, gaining an MSc or becoming a Chartered Professional. You could also seek enhanced responsibilities in your current job.
Many students take this course part-time whilst working with Managers as a trainee. Upon completion of the course they may develop their career and move into a full role.
Additional campus/course information:
This course builds on your existing knowledge and skills to give you a valuable academic qualification. It covers a range of topics and concepts in detail, and also helps you to apply your learning to practical, workplace situations.
The course is designed with help from industry focus groups and the leading awarding body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so the content and the skills it provides are endorsed both by local industry and an international organisation.
The construction industry has started to combine the Contracts Manager role with the Quantity Surveying role, which means that Contracts Managers with in-depth financial knowledge are required. This course combines those two elements, offering you the opportunity to gain the skills to fulfil the needs of industry.
For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning.
The course consists of the following modules:
Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to enable students to choose a topic that was part of their undergraduate learning on the programme and propose it as a research dissertation. (Presentation 20%, Dissertation 80%)
Production Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to provide students with a firm understanding of the processes involved in organising and controlling on site resources. (Presentation 25%, Report 75%)
Sustainability and Innovation (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to cover the concept of sustainability and its interpretation by the different stakeholders involved. (Report x 2 80%, Research poster 20%)
Project Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to develop student knowledge and understanding of financial and economic aspects relating to the built environment through analysis, comparison and justification of a range of management, financial and control techniques. (Report 40%, Report 60%)
Contract Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to compare and contrast the different types of contract used in construction projects. Contract management and the different phases of control will be covered together with contract disputes and adjudication measures. (Essay 50%, Case study 50%)