Gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become a chartered construction professional, able to take on the challenges and opportunities found in our built environment. Our part-time course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
Our course leader really glues the course together, bringing theory, industry context and current practices into the classroom.
The construction industry is one of the most dynamic, diverse and significant in the world. We live, work and play in the built environment, and our Construction Management course will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of both the technology and management involved in its creation across the key stages and process of planning, construction and maintenance. These range from building design and technology, to the management of resources (people, materials and equipment), to the assurance of the health, safety and well-being of the workforce, to the administration of projects and stakeholder engagement, all as they are carried out within contemporary regulatory, legal, economic, and social contexts, and with reference to the latest thinking in sustainability and developments in digital technologies and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
You’ll use our specialist facilities including industry-standard surveying equipment and a dedicated computer suite offering the latest in CAD, 3D Modelling, project management and financial software. During the course you will also develop your communication, numerical, IT, teamwork, analytical and problem solving skills within a Built Environment context. The part-time course is closely aligned to work practice, and the development of your professional skills is embedded throughout and linked to authentic, realistic and practical assessment within many of the modules. Students are also encouraged to attend the various professional body CPD events regularly held here at ARU, to begin to develop your own industry networks and meet other young professionals from the region.Leader, Dr Fred Sherratt MCIOB C.BuildE CABE, has over ten years’ experience of working within the construction industry for a large main contractor, before becoming an award-winning academic specialising in construction health and safety research. As well as writing textbooks, articles and research papers, Fred maintains a strong industry network, and the course offers opportunities to visit a variety of construction sites and listen to guest lectures from industry experts, which recently included Trowers and Hamlins LLP on the subject of Modern Slavery in construction. Fred’s professional and academic links ensure you will be getting the most up to date industry information, exploring the most relevant contemporary issues for practice, and drawing on the latest research and innovations from academia within your course curriculum, making this a dynamic and highly relevant course for those starting to build their career within the construction industry.
We look forward to welcoming you onto our Construction Management course here at ARU and supporting you on your way to becoming a chartered construction professional of the future.
Our course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
A degree in Construction Management can lead to a number of careers within the industry, including working as a construction project manager or construction site manager for contractors or construction clients. Key within these roles is the ability to ensure that construction projects are completed on time, within budget, to the correct quality standards, healthily and safely, and with due recognition of wider sustainability and environmental issues. The construction industry is very varied and the degree will also give you a great foundation for other career paths such as construction planning or becoming a BIM manager.
The average salary for a construction manager in the UK is £40,002 per year* with the ability to earn well over £60,000 per year as an experienced Construction/Site Manager.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Construction Management, MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Town Planning.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll be assessed on your project work, case studies, reports, workplace assessments and presentations.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Important fee notes
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity, or 60 credits per year). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period, or for more credits. All fees are for guidance purposes only. Your offer letter will contain full details of credits and fees, or you can contact us if you'd like more information.
Safety footwear (steel toe and midsole) - £40
General stationary and calculator - £100
Poster printing - £20
Additional costs for Residential Week
You will be asked to make a contribution of £250 towards the cost of food and accommodation. You will also be asked to provide your own safety shoes or boots and warm outdoor clothing. Other personal protective equipment will be provided.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
UK students can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new UK undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This also applies to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who have citizens' rights following Brexit.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face campus teaching (where offered as part of a course) is supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a safe and inclusive environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
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