Are you looking to further your career in construction? Get an insight into building design, production, management and the technologies used in the industry with our CIOB-accredited course. When you graduate, you can go straight into work or do a top-up year to achieve an honours degree.
Mixing vital theory with hands-on learning, you’ll immerse yourself in the world of construction.
We'll give you a taste of the whole construction process, including surveying, quantity surveying and architectural technology. After a broad introduction to the construction industry, you’ll get the chance to decide what interests you the most and then specialise in your chosen construction area.
You’ll learn to predict and analyse potential problems in building, and to create workable and economic solutions. You’ll also gain vital skills that will give you the confidence to communicate effectively and be able to present complex concepts to clients.
Put your learning to the test on site visits and with our specialist facilities, including site-standard surveying equipment and a dedicated computer suite offering the latest in CAD, project management and financial software. We also have labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete-testing.
We also offer our Constructionarium which is a week-long construction experience.
When you finish, you might decide to continue your studies and progress to an honours degree in Construction Management, Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying.
With your foundation degree you'll have career opportunities in areas such as construction management, building surveying or quantity surveying. You choose the focus of your learning during your course, so you’ll become skilled in the areas that you’re passionate about.
You might find that you enjoy studying so much that you’d like to continue rather than going straight out to work. Graduating from this course means you’d only have to do one more year with us to achieve a full honours degree.
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 & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, 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.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
The course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
General stationary and calculator - £100
Additional costs for Constructionarium
You will be asked to make a contribution of £250 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.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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.
If you would like to continue on to our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying or BSc (Hons) Construction Management you will need to complete specific pathways for each course. To find out which modules are required in each pathway download our module pathway PDF below.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Please note that this course is not suitable for international students who require a Tier 4 visa as it is taught part-time. We welcome applications for other available courses.
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.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
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