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Construction Project Management

BSc (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

K221

Start dates

September 2021 / September 2022

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 4 years, including 1-year work placement

Part time: Please contact us for details.

Accreditation(s)

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

UCAS Tariff Points

112

  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Overview


Our Construction Project Management degree prepares you for a range of careers in construction and project management.

We teach you through four main themes;

  • technology
  • management
  • project-based learning
  • practical experience.

You’ll develop skills in;

  • building construction
  • design
  • materials
  • CAD
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • quantity surveying.

Years 1 and 2 are the same as our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management and Building Surveying courses. This means you can take your industry placement in Year 3 before deciding which course to graduate in.

We have excellent links with national and local construction-based companies so you'll have opportunities for work experience placements and sponsorship. Our graduates have found jobs with top contracting and consultancy firms, such as;

  • AECOM
  • Berkeley Homes
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • BAM Construction.
Construction Project Management

How to apply


Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30

BTEC: DMM

Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27

BTEC: MMM

Further offer details

We welcome applications from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics grade 4/C

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

We value the personal statement. In this we are looking for evidence of motivation and commitment: what interests you about the subject and why you want to study it. Evidence of relevant work experience is useful, and let us know what you do in your spare time.

After reading personal statements and considering predicted grades, all eligible applicants will be required to attend an interview (usually between November and mid-March). If invited to one of these, we usually do not make offers without meeting you. However, in exceptional circumstances a meeting by phone or Skype may be arranged.

If you cannot attend the first suggested date offered to you, there will be provision to attend alternatives - please be communicative with the Faculty Programme Administrator.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,900

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to confirmation, November 2020)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to confirmation, Nov 20)

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)
£1,500

International / EU full time
£14,500

International / EU sandwich (placement)
£1,500

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2020 / 21
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,900

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

2021 / 22
Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to confirmation, November 2020)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to confirmation, Nov 20)

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)
£1,500

International / EU full time
£14,500

International / EU sandwich (placement)
£1,500

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Field Trips

Your course tuition fee covers the cost of all mandatory field trips. The cost of an optional field trip is not included in your course tuition fee, and a separate fee will apply. Please contact our Enquiry Centre if you would like more information about the field trip(s) on this course.

 

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student on confirmation in August to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment


In Years 1 and 2 you'll study the same modules as our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management and Building Surveying courses. This helps you decide what to specialise in.

In Year 1 you’ll gain a key understanding of construction management, including;

  • building construction
  • materials
  • information technology
  • law 
  • economics and processes.

In Years 2 and 4 you’ll take modules to develop your knowledge. Technology Studies will prepare you for your year in industry. You'll also learn;

  • the processes of production
  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • the provision of services
  • the principles and procedures of building design and construction.

You will study construction law and contracts and develop your skills through simulated construction projects. 

In Year 3 you’ll gain key industry experience through a work placement.

In Year 4 you’ll undertake a supervised dissertation in an area of your choice and decide which course to graduate in. Your final year modules vary depending on the course you choose.

Construction Project Management

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Foundation Construction Law (15 credits)

Construction Communication and Information Technology I (15 credits)

Integrative Project I (15 credits)

Quantity Surveying Practice I (15 credits)

Introduction to Construction Practice (15 credits)

Introduction to Building Services (15 credits)

Building Design and Construction 1 (15 credits)

Building Design and Construction 2 (15 credits)

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Construction Technology I (15 credits)

Construction Practice and Procedure (15 credits)

Construction Technology II (15 credits)

Construction Procurement and Law (15 credits)

Construction Communication and Information Technology II (15 credits)

Integrative Project II (15 credits)

Design and Administration (15 credits)

Optional modules

Quantity Surveying Practice II (15 credits)

Construction Project Management (15 credits)

Independent Study (15 credits)

Building Pathology and Inspection (15 credits)

Languages modules (optional)

Year 3 (placement year)

Compulsory modules

Compulsory Work Placement Year

The compulsory work placement, taken in Year 3, provides a valuable learning experience and is an important part of the course, consolidating your knowledge and preparing you for your final-year studies. During this year you will work in the construction industry for a minimum of 36 weeks. Oxford Brookes has strong links with a variety of construction-based employers ranging from local house-builders to international construction companies. Work experience opportunities are broad; from managing the restoration of a country manor house to the commercial and project management of a multi-million-pound city office development. If you are a part-time student working in the industry in a suitable capacity, you will be exempt from industrial placement.

Year 4

Compulsory modules

Project Management (15 credits)

Advanced Procurement and Dispute Resolution (15 credits)

Enterprise Management in Construction & Development (30 credits)

Construction Management Dissertation (30 credits)

Facilities and Maintenance and Management (15 credits)

Optional modules

Independent Study (15 credits)

Innovation in Management & Technology (15 credits)

Quantity Surveying Studies (15 credits)

Project Management Studies (15 credits)

Building Pathology and Inspection Studies (15 credits)

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to develop your personal, professional and study skills. 

Our teaching methods include;

  • demonstrations
  • tutorials
  • practical work
  • role plays
  • simulations
  • problem-solving exercises
  • presentations.

Field trips

There are a number of one-day UK field trips during the course to aid knowledge and understanding through live projects.

In Year 2 there is a mandatory European field trip aimed at broadening the understanding of construction design and management outside the UK.

For field trip costs see Tuition Fees. 

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods, including;

  • coursework assignments
  • laboratory and field practicals
  • class and web-based tests
  • oral presentations
  • group work
  • examinations.
  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1

  • Written exams - 20%
  • Coursework - 79%
  • Practical exams - 1%

Year 2

  • Written exams - 13%
  • Coursework - 87%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 3 (placement year)

  • Written exams - 0%
  • Coursework - 70%
  • Practical exams - 30%

Year 4

  • Written exams - 13%
  • Coursework - 87%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Assessment method percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Study Abroad


You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

After you graduate


Career prospects

Our graduates have an outstanding employment record. Our students are regularly recruited by local and national construction companies, developers, project managers, house-builders, surveyors and housing associations, including:

  • Arcadis
  • BAM Construction
  • Berkeley Homes
  • Bouygues UK Ltd
  • Buro-Four
  • Byrne Group
  • AECOM
  • Faithful and Gould
  • ISG Construction
  • Mace
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Quinn London
  • Symm
  • Taylor Wimpey

Many of these companies visit the department annually to meet and interview students for both placement and graduate positions. Our graduates are recognised as having an excellent level of communication, presentation and problem-solving skills as well as practical experience from their industrial placement year.

Professional accreditation

The course is dual-accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and therefore provides a recognised qualification for graduates wishing to gain membership of either of these professional bodies.

At the last CIOB visit, the panel commented on the high standard of teaching facilities and the support provided to students by the well-qualified and enthusiastic team of staff.

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