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Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations

  • Building Control
  • FP McCann
  • Geda Construction
  • Grahams
  • McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Lagans Construction

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles

  • Construction Management
  • Site Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Control
  • Contract Management

Overview

Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019.  Students will change campus part way through this course. Find out more

Construct the future: Study Construction Engineering and Management at Ulster University.

Summary

Study Construction Engineering and Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The overarching aim of the programme is to produce construction engineering and management graduates who have obtained the relevant competencies to perform the roles within one of the many disciplines of construction engineering and construction management. The programme aims to produce professional construction managers and engineers equipped with technical and managerial skills. This is commensurate with the requirements of the professional body (CIOB), the construction industry public and private sectors as a whole.

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About this course

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About

The management of construction projects on site is a vital part of the construction process however, the success of the project on site is influenced by decisions taken at project initiation - planning, pricing, procurement and contract management are vital. The Construction Engineering and Management course includes cores subjects such as construction technology, construction law, economics and construction management. Key themes such as procurement, innovation, BIM, sustainability and health and safety are embedded within specific modules. The focus of the programme in years 1 and 2 is generally on technical areas such as science, engineering and technology with a gradual shift towards construction management in later years. In addition to the core subjects and themes listed above there are a number of overarching themes embodied within the programme specification, including a commitment to satisfy the learning and development of students, to equip you with the knowledge, professional skills and competencies required to succeed in a career in construction. The course produces graduates with the ability to adapt to technological change and contribute significantly in a highly competitive industry.

Attendance

The programme is delivered over two semesters in an academic year. There are twelve weeks per semester and attendance is required one day per week. The part time programme is delivered over five academic years however, students on the part time programme, depending on accredited experiential learning, are generally admitted to the programme in year 2. The part time course may be completed in 4 years, subject to satisfying the general entry requirements.

Start dates

  • September 2016
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is 300 UCAS Tariff points with Grades BB at GCE A level to include Mathematicss or a Physical Science.

Plus GCSE English and Mathematics and a Physical Science at grade C or above.

BTEC

Overall BTEC award profile

BTEC Diploma with overall D,D,M to include 9 Distinctions and Merit in Analytical Methods/ Applied Mathematicss/ Further Mathematics for technicians.

Plus GCSE English and Mathematics and a Physical Science at grade C or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile 300 UCAS Tariff points from 5 Highers with grades BBBBB including Mathematics and a Physical Science, one of which is acceptable at lower level.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is 300 UCAS Tariff points with AABCC to include grade B in Mathematicss or a Physical Science.

Plus GCSE English and Mathematics and a Physical Science at grade C or above.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is 300 UCAS Tariff points with BBB to include grade B in Mathematics or a Physical Science.

Plus GCSE English and Mathematics and a Physical Science at grade C or above.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile 300 UCAS Tariff points with a minimum 26 points(13 at higher level to include Mathematics and a Physical Science).

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Overall Access profile average of 70% in Science/ Science & Technology/ Engineering

GCSE

GCSE Profile to include grades C in Mathematics, English and a Physical Science subject.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Teaching and learning assessment

The course has a modular structure nominally with 2 modules taken in each of the academic years as shown below. Modules are taught in the autumn and spring semesters and classes consist of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions. Assessment is considered in many forms to include essays, reports, laboratory and surveying practical tests, CAD class tests, on-line test and end of semester formal examinations.

Year 1 (Level 4): does not run

Year 2 (Level 4) modules: Construction Materials, Sustainable Technology, Building Physics, Law, Building Information and Modelling, Building Structures, Surveying and Measurement.

Year 3 (Level 5) modules: Building Production and Management, Building Physics, Building Design, Measurement and Cost Studies.

Year 4 (Level 6) modules: Building Assessment, Construction Project Management, Building Performance and Regulation and Construction Management.

Year 5 (Level 6) modules: Professional Practice, Research and Dissertation.

Careers & opportunities

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Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations. Here are some examples:

  • Building Control
  • FP McCann
  • Geda Construction
  • Grahams
  • McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Lagans Construction

Job roles

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:

  • Construction Management
  • Site Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Control
  • Contract Management

Career options

Construction management is one of a family of disciplines concerned with the Built Environment. The planning, design, production, adaptation, maintenance, management and recycling of the built environment require interaction between disciplines. A career within construction engineering and management often encompasses a wide range of responsibilities which require a wide knowledge, skills and competencies base. Career options include construction management, site management, facilities management, building control and contract management.

Graduates with at least one year’s relevant experience in the construction industry may continue their study on the MSc in Construction Business and Project Management, either on a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates have also gone on to study MSc Fire Safety Engineering at Ulster.

Apply

To apply for this course go to http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016

Fees and funding

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Fees (total cost)

Northern Ireland & EU:
£5,156.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£5,156.00

Additional mandatory costs

There are several activities which may incur an additional cost to you during your course, in addition to your tuition fees. Site visits are arranged throughout the academic year and you may be required to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) to use during the site visits. Investing in such PPE will benefit you during your studies, placement and when you graduate. Other costs incurred on site visits including travel costs as you may be required to make your own way to the construction site. Site visits generally are identified within the central Belfast area for your convenience.

Other costs incurred include the 4 day residential Survey Camp in Tullymore Forest Park in Newcastle County Down. This survey camp is scheduled in semester 2 generally in week 12. You will be required to either travel to survey camp and will incur travel costs OR book local accommodation for three nights.

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life. 

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course. 

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees. 

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Course Director: Mrs Clare Mahon

T: + 44 (0) 28 9036 8125

E: c.mahon@ulster.ac.uk

Faculty Office

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6521

E: adbe@ulster.ac.uk

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