Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management BSc (Hons)

The project manager can make or break a construction project. This degree will give you the professional grounding in construction you need to be a manager that delivers success. The degree is made up of an exciting mix of subjects that encourages innovation and an understanding of the quality management systems and design principles that are essential to a project manager. You will learn how to manage and coordinate construction project activities, how to optimise the commercial outcome of construction contracts and how to ensure legislative compliance.  

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years, Part-Time: Five years, Sandwich: Four years (Year 3 as industrial placement)

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • International opportunities include an overseas placement, a chance to study abroad as part of the course or an opportunity for an overseas study visit.
  • Our placement tutor has close links with industry and can work with you to ensure you get the skills and current knowledge that employers are looking for.
  • Designed to develop you as an individual, ensuring that you are fully equipped to be a team player in the world of work.
  • Benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

Course Overview

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Construction Technology
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Professional Practice (A)
  • Professional Practice (B)
  • Introduction to Law & Procurement
  • Management & Economics

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Construction Technology
  • Building Services
  • Production Economics
  • Construction Law
  • Management & Project Planning
  • Professional Practice - CPM
  • Health & Safety Management (option)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Performance Studies
  • Health & Safety Management (option)
  • Professional Practice - CPM (option)
  • Project Analysis & Appraisal
  • Project Management & BIM
  • Construction Law
  • Dissertation/Project

More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.

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Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 96 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

International Students

View our entry requirements for your country

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

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Further Information

During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Sandwich Placement Year

This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years. You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during a placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs.

If you’re in any doubt about placements, do it! It gives you an idea of being in the industry you have chosen to be a part of. You can make sure it is right for you and gives you an idea of what area within that industry you enjoy, what you don’t like and where the most money is made. That way you can focus your time learning and honing the skills required for that chosen area while the facilities are still available while you are a student.


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Why study this course?

This course is ideal if you want to become a manager in the construction industry and provides a good professional grounding in construction. You will work on real-life projects and case studies alongside tutors who have close links with industry and can ensure that you get the skills and current knowledge that employers are looking for.

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. In achieving this commitment the Construction Project Management degree is delivered in conjunction with the degrees in Facilities Management, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying, allowing you to share knowledge across programmes and the opportunity to transfer if you wish to.

This delivery model facilitates the subject experts, within this academic discipline, in sharing their knowledge and experience across the degree programmes, enhancing the student experience. As an example, the specific construction project management content of the programme is delivered by chartered professionals with substantial experience in both academia and practice.

The professional knowledge and expertise of the staff delivering the programme is reflected in the coursework undertaken by students, which is often based upon real-life projects and case studies, using a problem solving approach in achieving the specific learning outcomes of the programme. Staff have active research interests in construction, project management, surveying, sustainability and construction law and these interests are incorporated into the delivery of the degree.

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Engineering Workshop

Fantastic Opportunities

Our placement tutor has close links with industry and can work with you to ensure that you get the skills and current knowledge that employers are looking for.

International opportunities are available on this course, whether it’s an overseas placement, a chance to study abroad as part of the course or an opportunity for an overseas study visit.

The construction industry is highly competitive and graduates require a range of skills to demonstrate they have the ability to thrive in the workplace. A course module (Professional Practice), which you will study as part of your degree programme, will provide you with the skills that employers are looking for in graduates. The majority of graduates are working in construction as construction managers and project managers. Other graduates have gone on to postgraduate study to gain an MSc in Construction Project Management.


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Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

A week-long surveying workshop will be undertaken. Most modules are lecture-based but computing facilities are made available when necessary to learn how to use AutoCAD and Microsoft Project.

Most assessments are examination and coursework; the final mark being the average of the two. Exceptions are the modules best assessed by coursework only. This could be group projects, modelling exercises or time-controlled assignments.

Our Industry Links

The course is well received by industry and a construction careers event is held in the Autumn term so potential employers can recruit graduates and placement students.

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Professional Accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, giving exemption from the Institute’s membership examinations. Chartered Builder status (MCIOB) can be expected within three years’ suitable postgraduate experience.

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

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Fit part-time study into your working life

Flexible delivery of this course allows you to study whilst in employment – our part-time teaching is delivered just one day per week.

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Course Enquiries

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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Engineering

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry | 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.