Construction Engineering Management BEng (Hons)

Overview

Do you have the ambition to join a new generation of construction professionals who are shaping the future of the industry?

On this BEng (Hons) Construction Engineering Management degree course, you’ll get the leadership, interpersonal, technical and management skills you need to start a career in this rapidly changing field.

This course will open doors to a rewarding career in construction engineering management, whether you’re looking to work nationally or take your ambition abroad to manage teams on international projects.

What you'll experience:

  • Explore markets and environments that will become your workplace and apply what you learn to practical scenarios
  • Do field studies and labs in surveying, soil mechanics, environmental hydraulics and construction
  • Be introduced to key theories and principles that civil engineering practice is based on, then go on to study specific engineering topics that match your interests
  • Work alongside our network of civil engineering consulting and contracting organisations
  • Develop the skills you need to manage teams and projects, and boost your leadership abilities
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your CV.

What you'll study:

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Construction Management and Practice
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Introduction to Building Measurement
  • Professional Development 1
  • Soils and Materials 1
  • Water and Environmental Engineering

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Numerical Skills and Economics
  • Professional Development 2
  • Soils and Materials 2
  • Understanding Structures - Analysis and Design

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Applied Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Diving and Underwater Engineering A
  • Diving and Underwater Engineering B
  • Energy Resources and Infrastructure
  • Fieldwork for Civil Engineers
  • Heritage Property
  • Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP)
  • Tender Documentation and Management

Placement year (optional)

On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Corporate and Contract Management
  • Individual Project
  • Professional Development 3
  • Project Evaluation and Development
  • Project Management for Civil Engineers
  • Transportation Engineering

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • group work

There’s an emphasis on applying your knowledge to practical situations, with lab and field work that supplies you with opportunities to put what you learn into practice.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • web assessments
  • essays and reports
  • project presentations
  • a dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 65% by written exams, 4% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 53% by written exams, 9% by practical exams and 38% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 20% by written exams, 10% by practical exams and 70% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

Working in the construction and engineering sector is an interesting, challenging and rewarding career. You'll be able to work in a variety of construction industry roles when you finish this degree.

You'll also meet the entry requirements for many graduate engineering programmes and can continue your studies to achieve chartered status or become an Incorporated Engineer without further study.

BEng (Hons), BEng (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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