This 3-year degree course aims to is to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the construction and property industry at Construction Manager technologist level.
This technical programme integrates theory with practical application to equip students with real life problem solving and communication skills and a broad understanding of construction technology, construction site management, building regulations, financial management, health and safety legislation and environmental protection.
Construction managers are recognised as one of a family of disciplines involved with the built environment and its planning, design, construction, maintenance and restoration.
The programme includes:
building technology and building design performance to achieve integration, buildability, speed, cost efficiency and quality
project management planning and scheduling including decision making, BIM and project evaluation
project performance management including procurement and contract performance, process improvement and innovation
sustainability impact of a building over its life-cycle and methods to mitigate negative impacts of construction
contractors responsibilities with regard to sustainability and health and safety
site investigation to assess the suitability of individual sites for construction projects.
Career opportunities for Construction Management graduates are excellent. Employment opportunities include a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors including as construction managers, project managers, site managers, with building contracting or subcontracting firms. Demand from local, national and international companies is exceeding current supply of suitably qualified graduates.