BSc (Hons) Construction Management

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Introduction to our Construction Management degree

Study Construction Management at ARU. This course focuses on key stages and processes of planning, construction and maintenance. Ranging from building design and technology to resource management and project administration.

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.

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Facilities and accreditation

World-class facilities

While studying at ARU you’ll be able to access:

  • mechanical engineering workshops and concrete labs
  • specialist labs, including those for geotechnics, hydraulics, and structures
  • creative resources such as 3D printers.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from expert lecturers
  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

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.


What can I do with a construction management course?

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.”


Read about Nadanum's experience at Constructionarium

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Choose where you study: we offer this degree course in the heart of Chelmsford and Peterborough.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements