This BSc equips you with the tools necessary to manage the changing nature of the construction industry, with an emphasis on the development of analytical and managerial skills. You will spend your third year in industry, gaining important professional experience for which industrial sponsorship may be available.
- Degree Programme
- Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc
- UCAS code
- 4 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2016
- No specific subjects.
- AS Levels
- For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), or Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma (NQF) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.
Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Merit in the Level 3 units.
D3,M1,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
ABB at Advanced Highers (or AB at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher)
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Diploma, plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AB.
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.
The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
For more information see our website: UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
- A strong vocational focus; a high proportion of the teaching staff have industrial appointments and teaching is supported by specialists from industry and a programme of visiting speakers.
- The school has flourishing links with industry and is able to help you find summer work placements which will enhance your studies and may lead to future employment.
- The degree provides full exemption from the professional examinations of both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Studying in central London provides unrivalled access to building projects and potential employers. London's financial centre continues to create demand for exciting, cutting-edge examples of construction activity.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Focusing on the project management of capital projects, the programme develops your understanding of the construction development process, from clients developing their requirements, through the design, procurement and construction stages, to the final occupation and maintenance of the new facilities. You will learn about construction from the perspective of the contractor and from the perspective of clients, funders, and designers.
The programme addresses the design and technology of buildings and the management of the construction process through four main subject themes: management; technology; construction production process; and business environment.
The third year of the programme is spent on a work placement within industry, introducing you to the realities of the construction industry and its processes, the technical aspects of the building process, and the managerial and professional aspects of running construction projects and a construction organisation.
Field trips provide an opportunity to observe construction within and outside the UK.
Computing for the Built Environment
The Construction Industry and its Management
Introduction to the Built Environment
Introduction to Law
An Introduction to Management
Materials: Their Use and Structural Function
Making Cities: The Production of the Built Environment
All first year courses are compulsory.
Building for a Sustainable Future
Building Services Engineering I
Project Management I
Quantity Surveying and Contract Procurement
All second year courses are compulsory.
Year spent in industry
Building Services Engineering II
Built Asset Management
Contract Administration and Law
Project Evaluation and Development
Project Management II
All final year courses are compulsory.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group project work and field trips. In a number of courses you will work in groups and give presentations of your work, replicating the co-operative teamwork characteristic of the industry.
Assessment includes examinations, coursework, project work and presentations. Most courses use a combination of assessment methods, and weighting for each type varies depending on the course.
Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc.
In addition to the main themes of construction technology and project management, the programme provides a solid foundation in economics, law and general management.
Former graduates have found that they are in great demand from a wide range of employers in project and construction management, contracting companies and other professional organisations.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2011-2013) of this programme include:
- Project Manager, Mace (2013)
- Graduate Construction Project Manager, Stace LLP (2012)
- Graduate Surveyor, Cushman and Wakefield (2012)
- Assistant Project Manager, Turner and Townsend (2011)
*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2010-2013 graduating cohorts six months after graduation and, where necessary, department records.
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Fees and funding
- UK & EU fee
- £9,000 (2015/16)
- Overseas fee
- £20,700 (2015/16)
Details about financial support are available at: Fees and funding
The Scholarships and Funding website has a comprehensive list of scholarships and funding schemes available for UCL students. These can be available for specific nationalities, regions, departments or open to all students.