BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Construction

Construction, Transport and Logistics

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Mental wealth; Professional Life

    The module will introduce key knowledge and skills required for your success in higher education, communication and interpersonal life skills for academic and professional purposes. The module is designed to provide guidance in order to become independent learner, effectively reflect and take necessary actions for professional success. The module will also aid you to build your confidence as a learner, enabling you to identify where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and how you can build their skills for the future.

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    Introduction to Computing

    The module equips you with an understanding of computing principles and an understanding of the fundamentals of hardware and software, which can provide an opportunity for you to gain appreciation of the practical skills involved in computer systems. It helps  you develop a better understanding of computations to solve problems, analysing problems and procedures, and a better understanding of algorithms, languages and programming. It provides an opportunity to you to understand the connections between the different areas of computing.

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    Mathematical Applications

    The main aims of this module are to prepare you for L4 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems.

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    Construction Technical Studies

    The aim of this module is to introduce students to the fundamentals involved in the construction of building projects. It develop in students an introductory level of understanding and knowledge of the basic materials used in the construction of buildings and their properties and further provides the basic understanding of the principles of linear and level surveying and associated calculations It also includes an introduction to the use of visual means of communication such as drawing and freehand sketching.

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    Spatial Communications & Visualisation

    The module will introduce key knowledge of spatial communications and fundamentals of visualisation in engineering. The module is designed to introduce engineering drawing, spatial measurement, and spatial visualisation. The students will be provided with guidance to work with various spatial visualisation tools. The module will also aid student to build their confidence as a learner by learning hand sketching, production of engineering drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD), collection of spatial data and development of spatial visualisation.

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    Fundamentals of Construction Management

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamentals involved in the organisational management of resources and people. It develops a basic level of understanding of construction management practices for simple low-rise buildings and the resources needed to construct them. It also studies the environmental and health & safety issues that also have to be managed.

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    Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1

    This module aims to develop students' core competencies to form the basis of future competencies development throughout the programme of study. In this module, the students will consolidate their construction / engineering knowledge and skills for practical applications, and develop their awareness of impacts on the environment, commerce, society and individual brought about by various construction and engineering activities.

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    The Built Environment

    The aim of the module is to appreciate the factors, organisation and professional disciplines involved in the planning, design, development and in-use of the built environment facility.

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    Construction Technology

    This module involves exploring the choices for materials, systems and techniques used in the construction of typical domestic and industrial/commercial building. The module also looks at building design and performance particularly with respect to the selection of materials for construction purposes. It also covers sustainability issues affecting the condition of existing buildings, and their maintenance and adaptation. It will also enable the development of spatial skills in producing and understanding graphical forms of communication used in construction.

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    Land and Construction Surveying

    This module introduces you to geospatial surveying practices, principles and procedures for civil engineering and construction projects. The module develops skills in using modern surveying instrumentation to enable 3-dimensional position of features to be determined and for the quality of those positions to be known. The processes for determining vertical height (level) as well as horizontal position (by measuring angles and distances) will be studied. On completion of this module, students will be able to carry out survey data collection using a range of equipment and will appreciate the role of the surveyor and the role of survey data for construction purposes.

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    Analytical Skills in Built Environment

    The main aim of this module is to develop your skills and understanding, of the numerical and mathematical techniques which underpin civil engineering, construction and surveying disciplines. At the end of this module you should possess the core knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and statistics which can be applied to data analysis, presentation and problem solving. This module also aims to equip you with the CAD skills which will enable you to manipulate and process data numerically, graphically and spatially.

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    Building Science and Materials

    To provide an understanding of the scientific principles involved in the selection of materials in construction and the issues affecting the design of building services.

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    Professional Life 2 (Mental Wealth)

    The module provides a forum for the student to develop a creative, inventive and productive design process in relation to a design project or projects. In particular to raise student awareness and understanding of the occupants and users and their physical, social and psychological needs through the design of both objects and environments at appropriate scales, as well as exploring key characteristics of design projects.

    There is a particular focus on investigations of site and context that may involve the gathering of empirical data, making analytical studies and conducting observations of people, place, context and materials that are appropriate to the project.

    By setting one design project, the module aims to engage with the practices, protocols and conventions that apply to the design and delivery of projects within the design and construction industry. The module fosters the development of a personal position and working methods as part of the attributes required by a professional architect.

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    Contract Procedures

    • To provide an understanding of the UK legal system, legal process, institutional structures in application to the construction process in terms of contract performance, obligations, tort and statutory requirements, in the professional environment of construction management, surveying and information management.
    • To comprehend the legal obligations and procedures associated with contracts, letting, employment, equality, design, development and health and safety, and to apply legal principles to practical problems.
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    Construction Planning and Production

    The aim of this module is to explore the role of the contractor in managing the production process for both simple construction projects and also more complex civil engineering works. It will examine the basic principles of management techniques. It will then consider construction methods, planning tools / techniques to mobilise the construction activities and supply chain; the selection of construction methods that best suit the project and the management plant, materials and workforce. It will also examine how the project is monitored to insure the client’s requirements and stakeholders needs are met, and how the finished project is brought to a managed and successful close.

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    Advanced Sustainable Technology

    The module investigates and analyse sustainable construction technologies and methods used in buildings and construction works.

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    Tendering, Estimating and Cost Control

    • To provide you with an introduction to financial control of construction projects and the procurement process by accessing knowledge based on information produced from tendering, estimating and financial procedures.
    • Allow to enable you to understand deliverables, time constraints, budgets and to implement best value best practice.
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    Capstone Project

    The main aim of this module is to equip you with the necessary skills to carry out and report research in order to consolidate the knowledge gained in other modules in a chosen field of study, combine it with the published knowledge of others, investigate it practically and report your findings.

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    Project Management

    • To further explore the disciplines, theories and tools associated with the successful project management and delivery of construction-related activities.
    • To develop skills in establishing project requirement in terms of client / stakeholder needs; procurement of human and technical resources; planning and coordinating work and phase activities; motivating the team; monitoring cost and quality and managing change; delivering desired outcomes and gaining feedback.
    • To discuss human resource management theories in construction-related project-based organisations, including issues associated with development of individual & group competences, creating effective project teams, the management of conflict, the role of stakeholders, and experiential learning.
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    Advanced Construction Technology and Innovation

    This module explores the use of different techniques & tools and value management by considering the sustainability of construction to achieve improved integration, buildability, speed, cost, health and safety, and quality criteria applied to the production of buildings and facilities.

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    Quantity Surveying Practice

    This module is designed to apply the principles of cost management to the pre-contract, contract and post-contract stages of construction projects, and to provide the student with an understanding of Quantity Surveying procedures including measurement, cost control, cost forecasting, cost reporting and procurement.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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