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  • Start date: September 2017

Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc

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.

Key information

UCAS code
K222
Duration
4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2017
Accreditation
Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (See Degree benefits)
Applications per place
5 (2015 entry)*
Total intake
34 (2017 entry)*
* Figures relate to Project Management for Construction subject area

Entry requirements

A levels

Grades
ABB
Subjects
No specific subjects.
GCSEs
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

IB Diploma

Points
34
Subjects
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:

Equivalent qualification

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 Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades ABB.

International applications

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

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.

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.

Degree benefits

  • 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 is accredited by 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.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Graduates are eligible for RICS membership after completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). The CIOB's Professional Development Programme is available to graduates who wish to progress to Chartered membership.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management.

  • 81% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules 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.

Site visits and field trips provide an opportunity to observe construction within and outside the UK.

Modules

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Computing for the Built Environment
The Construction Industry and its Management
Economics 1
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

Optional modules

All first year modules are compulsory.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Building for a Sustainable Future
Building Services Engineering 1
Contract Administration and Law 1
Economics 2
Management 1
Professional Skills for Project Management
Project Management 1
Technology Studies

Optional modules

All second year modules are compulsory.

Year spent in industry

Core or compulsory module(s)

Building Services Engineering 2
Built Asset Management
Contract Administration and Law 2
Dissertation
Organisational Management
Project Evaluation and Development
Project Management 2

Optional modules

All final year modules are compulsory.

Your learning

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group project work and field trips. In a number of modules you will work in groups and give presentations of your work, replicating the co-operative teamwork characteristic of the industry.

Assessment

Assessment includes examinations, coursework, project work and presentations. Most modules use a combination of assessment methods, and weighting for each type varies depending on the module.

Further Information

Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc.

Careers

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.

Destinations

First career destinations of recent graduates (2012-2014) of this programme include:

  • Assistant Project Manager, Deloitte
  • Graduate Construction Project Manager, Stace LLP
  • Graduate Surveyor, Cushman and Wakefield
  • Project Manager, Mace

*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 2012-2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2017/18 academic year and are for the first year of the programme only.

UK/EU students
£TBC (2017/18 - see below)
Overseas students
£22,850 (2017/18)

UK/EU undergraduate fees are currently (August 2016) capped at 9,000 and UCL charges fees at the level of that cap. This cap on UK/EU undergraduate fees is currently under review by the UK Government and may be subject to increase for the year commencing 2017 and for each year of study thereafter. Fees for overseas students may be subject to an annual increase in subsequent years of study by up to 5%.

Please see the full details of UCL's fees and possible changes on the UCL Current Students website

Funding

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Departmental scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Application and next steps

Your application

As the programme is in a specific vocational area it is essential that your application indicates a firm understanding of the subject and explains why you have chosen to study it. Your application will also benefit from a demonstration of wide and varied interests beyond school or college, evidence of leadership or organisational skills, and directly related work experience.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017



Selection

Selection is made based on the UCAS application form. All applicants are welcome to contact the department to arrange a visit and anyone who is offered a place will be invited to visit the school.

It is only necessary to apply for one of our programmes as you have the option of transferring to the three-year BSc or four-year 'sandwich' programme BSc once you are a UCL student.

We accept students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Your interest in construction is considered to be more important than particular A level subjects.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students

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