BSc (Hons) in Construction Project Management

Course Intake – January / September 2021

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.

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Construction Project Management

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 traveling 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 grandaunts.

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 construction project management, 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 workforce.

Course Duration

  • Including Industrial Placement: 4 Years Full Time
  • Excluding Industrial Placement: 3 Years Full Time
  • Advanced entry to year 2: 2 Years Full Time

The course duration is dependent on the entry level at which the student is assessed as eligible.

Special Features of the Programme

  • Availability of different entry levels (year 1, & year 2)
  • Availability of several entry paths
  • Affordable fees
  • Guest lecturer delivered by the University of Salford staff members and industry experts
  • Access to online library resources at the University of Salford
  • Supported by leading contractors, consultants, trade associations, professional bodies and the Chamber of Construction Industry in Sri Lanka
  • All lectures conducted at the Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT) campus in Colombo

Entry Pathways

Entry to Year 1

a :  A – levels – 260 points ( equivalent to 1C +3S or above including General English)

b : Full A – level – (Edexcel or Cambridge syllabus) : HNC or National Certificate / Diploma level qualification

c : Foundation degree (any subject) Pass

d :Full undergraduate degree (any subject)(any classification)

Entry to Year 2

a : HND in a cognate subject

b : Foundation degree in a cognate subject at 60% or more

c : Full undergraduate degree in a cognate subject e.g. civil engineering, architecture (any classification)

d : College of Estate Management Diploma in Surveying Studies at 60% or more

e : Completion of IQSSL Level 3

Entry to Year 3

a : HND / Foundation degree must have Construction Management in title of diploma


All students must provide evidence of proficiency in English. For Sri Lankan students the requirement is a Credit Pass in English at the GCE (ordinary level) examination.Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedure.