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.