About the programme
BUILT FOR LIFE
Construction managers have the critical role of organising and planning complex construction projects, ensuring that safety standards and procedures are met. Construction managers are highly trained professionals who are involved in a wide spectrum of projects ranging from simple residential dwellings to complex infrastructure projects. This profession involves a suite of skills which are essential to transforming the client’s brief through the management of the construction process up to the readiness for operation of that project.
This is an industry-recognised qualification that provides you with the academic preparation you need for a career as a chartered builder. It is a fully supported online programme with great flexibility to earn while you learn, giving you the ability to study anywhere in the world.
If you have studied a related qualification* that is at level 4 or 5 on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework, or equivalent (e.g. Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, BTEC Higher National Diploma etc), you may be able to transfer credits to one of our BSc programmes, allowing you to reduce the cost and time of your studies.
* A related qualification is one awarded in a surveying, building, or construction management discipline.
THIS PROGRAMME IS FOR YOU IF:
- You want to begin or further your career in construction management
- You want to become professional members of RICS, CIOB, CABE, HKICM and CICES
- You want to learn the principals of construction management and strengthen your skills in the practice
You’ll study (Shown as a full undergraduate programme)
Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work, enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to
If you want to study full-time and complete your studies within three years, then this route is for you.
Please note that modules are subject to change.
Please note that modules are subject to change.
How you’ll learn
Studying online means taking control of when and where you study, so you can study at your own pace, no matter where you are in the word. It means being able to balance your home and work life with your education, so you can earn while you learn.
When you study at UCEM, you’ll be using our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a specialised resource which provides you with everything you need to keep on top of your studies and succeed.
You’ll be guided through your learning with weekly study schedules and course guides, which you can adapt to suit your needs, pace and lifestyle. Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone, as you’ll also be fully supported by tutors and fellow students throughout your studies.
The online learning experience
Your learning experience with UCEM will be fully supported through a range of activities on our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You’ll also have access to UCEM’s valuable and comprehensive e-Library service, providing you with a wealth of subject-specific materials to support you throughout your studies.
Your learning will be broken down into the following (on average):
Participating in web classes and online discussion forums
Watching video material and voice-over presentations
Undertaking exercises and quizzes linked to programme materials.
Self-Directed Study Time (25%)
Reading textbooks and study papers to develop your knowledge of the subject matter
Planning and writing coursework
Each 20-credit module equates to a total of 200 study hours broken down between directed online learning, self-directed learning and assessment.
The types of assessments used on this programme will include coursework (such as essays, reports, portfolios, reflections, problem or short questions or video presentations), computer based assessments, and computer marked assessments (CMAs). The exact combinations of assessment will vary from module to module.
Your expected time commitment for the part-time route is around 15-20 hours per week. This is based on you studying two modules per six-month semester.
The expected time commitment for the full-time route is around 25-35 hours per week This is based on you studying three modules per six-month semester.
How you’ll be supported during your studies
While studying with UCEM, you’ll be fully supported on your programme by our friendly and informative academic and support teams, who will be there to guide you from the moment you enrol until the day you graduate. They’ll assist you with your online learning experience, provide you with academic support, and be there for you if you have any disability or well-being support needs.
The HK-based Support Tutor will help you navigate the world of online learning. Whether you need help using the VLE or managing your workload, these tutors are here throughout your studies.
Your first point of contact as a student. They will support you in your studies and queries, ensuring you’re put in touch with all of the right teams and services within UCEM.
Our Academic staff are experts in their fields and are here to make your studies with UCEM both stimulating and inspiring, whilst offering vital support and guidance along the way.
Your module leader is assisted by a team of module tutors to provide support via discussion forums and webinars.
This friendly team is here to listen and provide expert guidance, support and assistance at any time throughout your studies.
You are required to be 18 years or over at the start of your programme.
Standard entry requirements
96 UCAS tariff points (for example, three HKDSEs at Grade 4). You can check your tariff points online at http://ucas.com/tariff
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are also eligible for entry:
- Associate Degree
- Higher Diploma
- Professional Diploma
All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language, as well as the Maths ability, before being admitted to a programme.
You should have:
- Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and a relevant maths qualification as listed below;
- A cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong and a relevant maths qualification as listed below;
- HKDSE Grade 3 or above in English Language and grade 2 or above in maths;
- HKCEE Grades A-D or 5*-3 in English (syllabus B only) and Grades A-E or 5*-3 in maths;
- HKALE Grade E or above in English (advanced and advanced supplementary levels); and D or above in maths (advanced level).
Don’t meet the entry requirements listed above?
Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme, should still apply. Such applications will be considered on merit in each case. Please contact us for further enquiry.
Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.
FEES AND FUNDING
2023/24 academic year:
£1,320 per module, the total programme fee subjects to the number of credits which will be transferred. Please contact us for further information.
Bursaries and financial support
We have a number of bursaries and scholarships to help you with your studies.
"The BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme helps you forge a new career in construction or enhance it if you are looking to upskill. This highly recognised and accredited programme develops your skillset in construction technology, project management, procurement and commercial management to mention a few. The programme builds your competence and confidence to excel in challenging job opportunities domestically or overseas in many construction management roles available. You will also be eligible to gain professional membership of respected professional bodies such as RICS and CIOB."
Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Construction Management
It’s time to apply
This programme is registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this programme may lead.
These programmes are eligible programmes under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO), Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).