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.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

Additional Costs

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
  • Scientific Calculator
  • 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.

Module information

More detailed information on modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Start date

September

Entry requirements:

Academic Requirements:

  • FdSc Construction or equivalent

Language requirements:

  • Good proficiency in Welsh/English, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible above should have been taught and assessed in Welsh/English
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto level 6: English fluency to TOEFL 550 or higher (with no sub-part less than 525), or an IELTS score of 6 (with no sub-part less than 5.5).

Delivery:

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops and practical work
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Student centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Assessment:

The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Individual portfolios
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Dissertation

Feedback

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.

Progression:

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:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    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.

    Unit information

    The course consists of the following modules:

    Project and Production Management: This module focuses on the processes involved in organising and controlling on-site resources. It will also explore the management principles involved in co-ordinating major construction projects.

    Financial Management and Control: This looks at the financial aspects of the built environment. You will look at global and national economic trends as well as specific management processes.

    Statutory, Contractual and Procurement Management: This module concerns procurement methods used in construction. You will evaluate them in terms of efficiency and generate effective risk assessments for construction projects.

    Sustainability and Conservation: This module looks at sustainable techniques and renewable technologies, evaluating their socio-economic benefits. You will consider issues such as how government policy influences construction practices.

    Dissertation: In the dissertation you will research a topic that interests you. After proposing a title and conducting a literature review, you will put together a piece of work based partly on your own findings.