Globally we are facing unprecedented challenges in our built environment from changes in climate, technology, urbanisation, and population. This degree aims to produce professionals with the creativity and skills needed to identify and deliver solutions.
The global construction market is forecast to grow by 70 percent by 2025 and it will require skilled professionals to lead the industry through future challenges.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building. It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry. It is an industry-guided course and the School’s Professional Advisory Board contains representatives from Lindum Group, Henry Boot Construction, Bowmer & Kirkland, and Longhurst Group, among others.
This innovative course reflects the University’s belief that future construction professionals need an equal understanding of the science of buildings and the management of the construction process. This broad view of construction management aims to provide our students with the technical knowledge and leadership skills needed for embracing a whole life-cycle perspective to construction project production and value delivery.
The programme embraces areas of importance to the built environment, including responding to climate change, digital engineering and technology, industrial innovation, urban growth, and population composition.
How You Study
The course comprises a number of core elements that are studied at multiple levels, including environmental science, construction technology, construction IT, and construction management.
Other modules include a focus on areas relating to the built environment context, law, economics, land surveying, and strategies for dealing with our existing building stock.
First-year topics may include Land Surveying and Engineering; Health, Safety and Law; and Production Management, followed by
teaching in Building Information Modelling Design and Applications; Construction Economics; and Financial and Human Resource Management in the second year.
In their third year, students will be given further opportunities to increase their understanding of construction science and management, as well as exploring research methods and construction project management. Students can develop their research skills and proposals for a substantial written project dissertation in an area relating to construction science and management.
The course is taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises, site visits, field trips, and workshops with industry experts.
The University encourages students on this course to work alongside students in related disciplines such as Architecture, and Architectural Science and Technology, to mirror the workplace experience.
Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.
Methods of Assessment
The way in which you will be assessed will depend on your chosen course. It may include coursework, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations. A full breakdown of current assessment methods can be found on the individual course pages of this website. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.
Construction ICT (Core)
Construction Science and Technology 1 (Core)
Health, Safety and Law (Core)
Introduction to the Built Environment (Core)
Land Surveying and Engineering (Core)
Personal and Professional Skills (Core)
Production Management 1 (Core)
BIM Design and Applications (Core)
Construction Contracts and Law (Core)
Construction Economics (Core)
Construction Science and Technology 2 (Core)
Financial and Human Resource Management (Core)
Procurement, Estimating and Measurement (Core)
Production Management 2 (Core)
Construction Science and Management Industrial Placement Year (Option)†
Construction Group Project (Core)
Construction Project Management (Core)
Construction Science and Technology 3 (Core)
CSM Dissertation (Core)
CSM Research Methods (Core)
How You Are Assessed
There are a variety of different assessment methods adopted across this programme and this will vary for each module. These methods can include:
The variety of assessment methods are designed to enable the development of many soft skills, including those in communication, leadership, teamwork, critical reflection, and problem-solving.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports, or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances, or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
"Being a part of this stimulating course helped to advance my knowledge in construction. It also provided me with the privilege of becoming a student member of CIOB and to gain work experience in a large construction company after just one year of studying."
Danielle Miller, BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management student
Course-Specific Additional Costs
There is an expectation that there will be compulsory local study visits and site visits on the first year of this course that will be funded by the University. In subsequent years the study and site visits will continue but they will be optional and students may be expected to pay for these if they decide to take part.
Optional Placement Year
Students will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during a placement year.
Entry Requirements 2021-22
GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.
EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
Teaching and Learning During Covid-19
At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.
Accreditations and Memberships
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The University of Lincoln has CIOB Accredited Centre Status.
Site Visits and Field Trips
Site visits and field trips enable students to learn from industry professionals and see how theory can be put into practice.
Students have the chance to develop practical knowledge and skills through experimental work and hands-on experience, using specialist land surveying and environmental science equipment.
The Construction Science and Management course is supported by the Schoolâ€™s Professional Advisory Board (PAB) comprising prominent senior professionals from the built environment industry. Our industry connections enable us to ensure that our programmes are fit-for-purpose, future-focused, and industry-relevant. This collaborative arrangement can enable us to provide our students with opportunities for construction site visits, long and short-term placements, internships, and potential connections for graduate employment.
Graduates can go on to work in a number of roles in the residential, commercial, and civil construction industries. Typical roles could include construction or project manager, site manager, building information modeling manager or coordinator, planner, estimator, building control officer, or facilities manager. Some graduates may choose to undertake postgraduate study.