Courses

The construction industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, ensuring a plethora of opportunities and a promising career for students.

The 21st century education seeker is complex individual; one that could be a school leaver, an individual with limited or extensive experience, a person with vocational qualifications, a mature aged student, an experienced individual seeking to formalize their experience or someone who is yet to determine their dream career.

At CSCT, we offer many different pathways that suit this complex individual and we provide support and advice to those who require assistance in finding their pathway. CSCT has an entry pathway irrespective of the level of education or stage in your career. Whether you are looking for a diploma level qualification that gives you the necessary skills to enter the work force or seeking a degree level programme such as an undergraduate or post graduate qualification, CSCT has a programme available.

Edexcel (Pearson) BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND)

CSCT offers internationally recognised and accredited Edexcel (Pearson) BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) for students seeking to enter the construction industry as junior professionals.

CSCT offers internationally recognised and accredited Edexcel (Pearson) BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) for students seeking to enter the construction industry as junior professionals. Our diplomas are designed to provide a specialist vocational program that is linked to professional body requirements and National Occupation Standards where appropriate, with a strong work related emphasis. They provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and skills development alongside a key theoretical background, and can be completed within 2 years.

Our HND programmes are aimed at students who want a fast track into the construction industry, students looking for opportunities to progress into university education as well as employees looking for career progression and professional development. The minimum entry requirements for our HND courses are 2 Advanced Level passes and/or relevant industry experience.

HND in Quantity Surveying & Construction Cost Management
The construction industry relies on Quantity Surveyors or Construction Economists for quantity surveying and commercial management skills. This program is designed to give students a high level of understanding of the construction process, particularly in design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings, and helps prepare them for employment in the construction industry.

The first three semesters (18 months) comprise entirely of direct learning experience, with the final semester (6 months) consisting of an individual student project and industrial training component. The courses have been designed to include a significant practical element, and are recognized nationally and internationally by employers in the construction industry.

HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
Building Services Engineering is the engineering of the internal environment, and entails the design, installation and maintenance of a wide range of services required in a building. Essentially, building services engineers bring building and structures to life. Our HND in Construction and the Built Environment is for individuals who intend to take up a career in the construction industry at a higher technician level in the field of Building Services Engineering.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering (CIBSE) recognises this diploma as a qualification contributing towards their requirements. This 2 year course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in this sector, entailing 18 months of taught subjects and 6 months of an individual student project and industrial training placement.

HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. Our HND in Construction and the Built Environment is intended for individuals interested in a career in the construction industry in the field of Civil Engineering. This specific pathway is designed for those who wish to work in surveying, site management or civil engineering.

This 2 year course consists of both core and special units that provide in-depth knowledge of the field of civil engineering relating to the construction industry. The first three semesters (18 months) comprise direct learning of key concepts and skills, with the final semester (6 months) consisting of an individual student project and industrial training component.

 

Undergraduate Programmes

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Quantity Surveying - RICS accredited, Awarded by University of Salford, UK
Quantity surveyors play an integral role in the construction and built environment industry - they manage and control financial aspects of the construction process and specialise in construction contract law and procurement. Quantity surveyors ensure that projects are completed within budget, and work on behalf of contracting organizations or representatives of clients.

We offer a complete Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree programme in Quantity Surveying in partnership with the School of Built Environment, at the University of Salford, UK. This course is accredited and set by the highest standards of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The full 4 years (3 years taught + 1 year industrial training) can be completed entirely in Sri Lanka, providing an opportunity for students seeking an alternative to travelling overseas for higher education. Students also have the option of completing part of their studies at University of Salford, UK, or attend their graduation in the UK with other Salford graduands.

This course is modular in structure and combines academic study with project work. Students will develop a sound knowledge of technical, economic, legal, and management aspects of quantity surveying, including the use of computing resources to financially manage the development, construction and long-term operation of buildings. In addition, project management skills such as learning how to select, manage and coordinate resources needed for the completion of a construction project will be taught. The final year industrial placement facilitates a smooth transition into the professional work force.

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Construction Project Management -Awarded by University of Salford, UK
Construction project managers lead, manage and control all construction operations. Their primary role is to ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and within budget. They identify and control resources and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met.

Studying this degree course will teach you how to plan, organise and control construction operations, building your knowledge in all stages of the process – from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition. You will also have the opportunity  to  take part in project orientated group work where real problems will be tackled.

After completing this course, students should have a broad range of knowledge of the legal, technical, managerial, economic, social and environmental aspects of construction projects, and can confidently manage both building and civil engineering projects.

The course delivers students who will become senior managers within the construction industry. These managers command the complex operation of construction at a technical and organisation level within a multidisciplinary environment driven by the speed and scale of change. The course focuses on the industry’s role as a key provider of future economic and social development. It investigates the product and processes of construction, and the way they are provided within an economic, contractual and regulated world. This requires the development of human and technical skills in order to produce the ability to get projects delivered with tight time and budget constraints as well as an appreciation of the social and economic context of the industry as a whole.

 

Postgraduate Programmes

M.Sc. in Quantity Surveying - RICS accredited, Awarded by University of Salford, UK
We offer a one year M.Sc. in Quantity Surveying, which is fully taught in Sri Lanka by University of Salford staff. The full Masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and is specifically developed for professionals or graduates who want to specialise in quantity surveying.

This course aims to create reflective practitioners in quantity surveying who have a knowledge and understanding of procurement and financial management and recognise the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects. Followers of this course will critically examine existing practice through implementing process measurement, evaluate alternative strategies for process improvement and will develop skills and capabilities to integrate and improve teamwork in construction operations.

M.Sc. in Project Management in Construction, Awarded by University of Salford, UK
The University of Salford is pleased to offer a new programme on Construction Project Management delivered in Sri Lanka via the innovative ‘flying faculty’ system. The course is based at the Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT).

M.Sc. in Construction Law and Practice, Awarded by University of Salford, UK

The MSc in Construction Law and Practice is delivered in Sri Lanka using a flying faculty. The course is based at the Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT) and is commencing in September 2017.

Construction law and practice affects stakeholders working across the international construction sector. This course will provide you with the legal knowledge and commercial awareness required to perform your current role more effectively or to move into a specialist role in construction law.

You will examine the responsibilities of employers, contractors and construction professionals together with the problems raised by the complexities of construction, design liability and insurance. Construction contracts and the law underpinning them, along with a wide range of standard form contracts  are  studied to assess and manage risk. You will also study the complex issues arising from the multiparty nature of the construction process and the particular challenges of international construction, together with the uncertainties that can arise from the passage of time and latent defects.