Study Construction Management at ARU. Use industry-standard surveying equipment and computer-aided design, 3D modelling, project management and financial software.
Have you got the vision and drive to work in the construction industry?
Get the skills, knowledge and understanding you need by studying our Construction Management degree course. In Chelmsford, it's accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (foundation year and Peterborough course not currently accredited by CIOB).
Based in Chelmsford or Peterborough, you’ll use industry-standard surveying equipment and the latest in computer-aided design, 3D modelling, project management and financial software. You can choose to take a placement year and further develop your professional skills, as you work towards becoming a chartered construction professional.
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 degree course will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the technology and management involved in its creation.
We'll focus on the key stages and process of planning, construction and maintenance. These range from building design and technology, to resource management and project administration. You’ll learn about regulatory, legal and economic frameworks, the latest thinking in sustainability, and developments in digital technologies and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Practical experience comes in the form of a week-long residential visit where you’ll take part in the construction of an iconic building or structure – learning management and construction trade skills along the way.
The development of professional skills is embedded throughout the course, linked to authentic, practical assessment in many modules. You’ll also develop your communication, numerical, IT, teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.
With an eye on your future, we encourage you to attend regular CPD events to start to build your own industry networks. The course offers opportunities to visit a variety of construction sites, listen to guest lectures from industry experts, and get the most up-to-date industry information as well as being taught by staff with both extensive industrial and professional experience alongside an academic and research pedigree.
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Our BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree in Chelmsford is accredited by The Chartered Association of Building and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Please note that our course in Peterborough does not currently have accreditation.
A degree in construction management can lead to a number of careers, including working as a construction project manager or construction site manager for contractors or construction clients. Key to 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 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.
The construction industry is very varied and our course will also give you a great foundation for other career paths, such as construction planning or becoming a BIM manager.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a range of postgraduate degrees including MSc Construction and Civil Engineering Management, MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Town Planning. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
“As students we have the opportunity to [join] a week-long field trip. You'll gain hands-on experience of drawing interpretation, project management, concrete pouring, steel frame erection and formwork fabrication. I really enjoyed the experience.”
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