Our BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management programme is designed around the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Education Framework and the curriculum has been developed in collaboration with industry partners, reflecting the quality and relevance of our course content.
This programme is designed to be distinct and reflects the School of Lincoln Architecture and the Built Environment's belief that future construction professionals need an equal understanding of the science of buildings and the management of the construction process. It embraces four main challenges that the built environment faces today: resilience in response to climate change, fast-changing digital engineering technologies, industrial innovation, and rapid urban growth.
Through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises, site visits, field trips and workshops with industry experts, this course aims to prepare students for a broad range of career paths within the construction sector.
How You Study
The Construction Science and Management programme comprises a number of core elements that are studied at multiple levels, including environmental science, construction technology, construction IT and construction management.
In the first year, the fundamental theory is delivered. In the second year, practical application to construction is considered, and in the final year, advanced applications and synthesis are evaluated.
Surrounding these core strands of the programme are supplementary subjects, which include modules relating to the built environment context, law, economics, land surveying and strategies for dealing with our existing building stock.
The structure of the programme is designed around the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Educational Framework, as follows:
- Construction Science and Technology 1
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- Personal and Professional Skills
- Land Surveying and Engineering
- Health & Safety and Law
- Construction ICT
- Production Management
- Construction Science and Technology 2
- BIM Design & Applications
- Construction Economics
- Procurement Tendering Estimating and Measurement\t
- Project Financial and Resource Management
- Contract Practice & Administration and Law
- Production Management 2
- Construction Science and Technology 3
- Research Methods
- Construction Project Management
- Construction Group Project
- CSM Dissertation
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
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:
- Technical reports
- Practical exercises
- Formal examinations
- Critical reviews
The variety of assessment methods are designed to enable the development of many soft-skills, including those in communication, leadership, team-work, critical reflection and problem-solving.
Our Professional Advisory Board (PAB) helps to ensure that our graduates are industry-prepared and have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to play a leading role in a range of careers in tomorrow’s built environment. This collaboration with industry partners can deliver numerous benefits for students, including opportunities for workplace experience, construction site visits and field trips. It also means that students have the opportunity to learn from visiting speakers.
- GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
- International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 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.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.