BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
EUR 16,200 **
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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 per cent 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.
"This information was correct at the time of publishing (July 2023)"
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.
- 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)
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
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 is designed to enable the development of many soft skills, including those in communication, leadership, teamwork, critical reflection, and problem-solving.
Scholarships and Funding
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.
Program Tuition Fee
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 modelling manager or coordinator, planner, estimator, building control officer, or facilities manager. Some graduates may choose to undertake postgraduate study.
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