BSc (Hons)
Construction Management

This programme provides students with a rigorous understanding of the principles, practices and ethics involved in construction management in a worldwide context up to Bachelor's degree standard.

The programme provides the academic underpinning necessary to prepare students for a career as a chartered builder or in other related professions and provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills.

The programme is primarily designed for people employed in the construction industry, such as those working in large contracting organisations and commercial developers; and local authority or armed forces personnel. Such employment is not mandatory, but is desirable.

Next intake:
Apply by 14 September to start 28 September 2015

Why study this programme?

  • Work as a construction site manager, site engineer, contracts surveyor, estimator, buyer or planner
  • Satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Membership of the CIOB
  • Study the leading degree programme in this subject area that allows you to combine work and study through supported online learning

Summary (fees and duration)

If you successfully complete all elements of the programme, you will be awarded the BSc Construction Management from The College of Estate Management and will be entitled to use the designatory letters BSc. You will be entitled to denote Honours if applicable, i.e. BSc (Hons), which is a current requirement for Membership of CIOB.

Examinations will be held in August and February.

Standard Route:
Duration: 4.5 years
• Time commitment: 15-20 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per annum
• You will study two modules per six-month semester

Accelerated Route:
Duration: 3 years
• Time commitment: 25-30 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per annum
• You will study 3 modules per six-month semester
• This route is recommended only for those who are not in full-time employment

Application and start dates:
Apply by 14 September to start 28 September 2015
Apply by 07 March to start 04 April 2016

£980 per module x 17 modules (usually students undertake 2 modules per semester)

Student Loans:
This course is designated for student finance and students in England and Wales may apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan. Eligible students can apply for funding for up to £6,000 each academic year. Find out more here.

Total programme fee: £16,660 (total cost)


Entry requirements

You should have at least one of the following:

  • 160 UCAS tariff points
  • NVQ Level 4 or 5, or GNVQ Advanced
  • HNC or HND
  • Relevant work experience for mature student entry

In addition to:

Evidence is required in the form of certificates or statements. You should send photocopies that have been certified by a Member or Fellow of the CIOB. Please do not send original documents.

Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: HND/HNCs, professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees. There are also a wide range of international qualifications that are deemed to have UCAS point equivalent values.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the CEM Admissions Policy.


Programme outline

The following table shows the modules to be studied and the framework of the degree. This is the recommended Study Plan for those in full time employment.

All modules are 20 credit modules with the exception of the Project module which is 40 credits.

Please note that the electives listed below are subject to availability.

BScCM 2015

Should you require further information about the modules, please view the module summaries.

Programmes or modules may be altered or withdrawn without notice, and assessments and research supervision arrangements may be changed.



Assessment consists of a mix of assignments and examinations.


How to apply

If you wish to apply for the BSc (Hons) Construction Management, you can apply online here.

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