Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
You can choose to study this course over four years, with a foundation year. If you choose this option, the first year of your study will be delivered by our partner, Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) on our Cambridge campus. In years 2 to 4 you'll study with us in Chelmsford.
Have you got the vision and drive to work in the construction industry? Get the skills, knowledge and understanding you need studying our Construction Management degree course. It's fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Based in Chelmsford, you’ll use industry-standard surveying equipment and the latest in computer-aided design, 3D modelling, project management and financial software. You can take a placement year and further develop your professional skills, as you work towards becoming a chartered 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 the management of resources (people, materials and equipment), to the assurance of the health, safety and wellbeing 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).
When studying your Construction Management degree at ARU, 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 in a built environment context.
At ARU, practical experience comes in the form of Constructionarium, a key part of your Level 4 study. You'll take part in the real-life construction of an iconic building or structure over a residential week, learning both management and hands-on construction trade skills along the way. The development of professional skills is embedded throughout the course, linked to authentic, realistic and practical assessment in many modules. We encourage you to attend CPD events – regularly held here at ARU – to start to build your industry networks and meet other young professionals from the region.
Our Construction Management course leader at ARU, Dr Fred Sherratt MCIOB C.BuildE CABE, has over ten years' experience of working in 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. Students have previously visited sites in London and Cambridge, hosted by companies such as Bouygues and Galliford Try, and listened to experts from the CIOB, the Considerate Constructors Scheme and Trowers and Hamlins LLP. 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 wanting to build a career in the construction industry.
We look forward to welcoming you onto our Construction Management course here at ARU and supporting you in your first steps to becoming a chartered construction professional of the future.
Our three-year course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Please be aware that the first year (level 3) of the degree with a foundation year is not accredited by CIOB. However, the remaining three years (levels 4 to 6) are fully accredited.
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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.
A degree in construction management can lead to a number of careers in the industry, 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 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.
This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement year between years 2 and 3 of your studies. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.
Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback.
To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at Placements@anglia.ac.uk.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
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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 take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, 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.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This 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 fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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