You’ll be treated like a professional colleague from day one on our fully accredited Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) course. You’ll get constant hands-on experience, including running a simulated building company, creating a proposal for a real site development, and producing a project management presentation for clients. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.
For more information about Sandwich Placement opportunities, please contact the Placements Team.
High-quality, iconic buildings are changing the skylines of our cities. This means that the construction industry is no longer just about technical competence. Nowadays, managers must focus increasingly on client needs as well as environmental and social concerns.
As a manager in the construction industry, you’ll see projects through from start to finish as well as acting as the essential link between your client's ideas and the finished project.
On our course, you’ll get to grips with construction and develop your practical skills, to give you solid industry experience. We'll give you a taste of the whole construction process, including surveying, quantity surveying and architectural technology.
My course prepared me for employment, and was very focused on the needs of employers
You'll also develop your management skills, preparing you to work as a professional in industry. This means building your understanding of time management, project management, teamwork and independent thinking. And you’ll learn how your work is affected by the law, budgets, standards, health and safety, ethics and more.
Choosing to add in a year’s placement in industry will test and increase your skills while building your CV and your professional contacts.
You’ll use our specialist facilities including site-standard surveying equipment and a dedicated computer suite offering the latest in CAD, project management and financial software. There are also labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete-testing.
We also offer our Constructionarium which is a week-long construction experience.
Our course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Construction managers are also known as site managers or site agents and usually supervise and direct construction projects. Their role is to ensure that projects are completed safely, on time and within budget.
The construction industry is very varied. You could take your skills into a wide range of careers, including construction management, project management, commercial management or site-based quantity surveying.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Construction Management.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll be assessed on your project work, case studies, reports, workplace assessments, presentations and role-plays.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Additional study information
This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement between years 2 and 3. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.
Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement, using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback.
To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at FST-Placements@anglia.ac.uk.
Additional costs for Constructionarium
You will be asked to make a contribution of between £250 and £300 towards the cost of food and accommodation. You will also be asked to provide your own safety shoes or boots and warm outdoor clothing. Other personal protective equipment will be provided.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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