School of Property, Construction and Planning
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International GDL
The course focuses on a detailed analysis and appreciation of the costing, economic buildability, procurement and contractual relations of the construction process. This requires the development of attention to detail and skills of accuracy and accountability in order to deliver projects while working with the aspirations of clients and other construction professionals, plus a detailed understanding of the delivery process as well as the social and economic context of building production.
This course is designed to enable you to undertake the wide variety of tasks involved in a construction project. These are primarily concerned with the financial and contractual arrangements of building projects from the conceptual stage through construction to completion.
This course has strong links with industry employers, affording opportunities for work placements and permanent career opportunities following graduation.
Future work can require extensive travel both within the UK and abroad.
On completion of the course, and after suitable work experience as a Quantity Surveyor and the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) are completed, it is possible to apply for full membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
This is a professionally focused course which provides the tools to help you analyse problems, select and put into practice solutions. You will learn how to appreciate and identify technical problems within a complex legal, social and economic environment, and provide effective and appropriate solutions to a wide range of construction problems. You will learn skills in construction technology, measurement, IT, law, property development, financial management, project work and professional practice. You will also study programmes in construction economics and project management.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Development Studies and Professional Skills-15 Credits
- Residential Technology and Services-15 Credits
- Domestic Measurement 1-15 Credits
- Built and Natural Environments-15 Credits
- Legal and Regulatory Studies-15 Credits
- Domestic Measurement 2-15 Credits
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Development Studies 2-15 Credits
- Project Estimating-15 Credits
- Commercial Technology and Services-15 Credits
- Professional Skills 2-15 Credits
- Commercial Measurement and CATO-15 Credits
- Contract Procedures-15 Credits
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Professional Practice Project-15 Credits
- Comprehensive Study Project-15 Credits
- Construction Technology for Complex Buildings and Civil Engineering-15 Credits
- Project Management-15 Credits
- Advanced Commercial and Civil Measurement-15 Credits
- Construction Economics-15 Credits
A range of assessment methods are adopted including continuous coursework assessment, presentations and reports as well as examinations.
The delivery of the programme is complemented by a range of visits to construction sites where students are able to appreciate theory in context.
After your studies
Students are encouraged to progress to postgraduate study within the school which provides a range of relevant Master's programmes. In particular, students may decide to enter the MSc in Construction Property Management, MSc Construction or MSc Property Development.
Details can be found on the courses section of the website.
Nearly all our graduates go straight into employment, where they are well paid and work in challenging jobs. Graduates have found employment in private practice, contracting organisations, commercial organisations and local/central government in Britain, Europe, the Middle and Far East, North America, Australia and New Zealand.