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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management (2011 entry onwards)

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Chartered Institute of Building

Final award BSc (Hons) DIS/ BSc (Hons)
Programme title Construction Engineering Management
Programme code CVUB29
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, which occurs between Part B and Part C.
Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Such a course of study must be undertaken in semester 1 of the second year of the degree programme.
UCAS code K291
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/civil-building/constructionengineeringmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:16:44 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To produce high calibre construction engineering management graduates equipped with the necessary skills to reach the highest echelons of the construction industry. 
  • To provide a first class teaching and learning environment which can develop cognisance of the construction industry, facilitate lifelong learning skills and enhance students’ ability to sustain a leading role amongst construction professionals and make a valuable contribution to industry and society. 
  • To provide opportunities for students to participate and engage in team-building exercises, fieldtrips and exchange programmes. 
  • To enhance graduate employment and career opportunities through work placements with major construction organisations.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

 External reference points include The Chartered Institute of Building (professional studies function D Construction Management) and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  1. Construction technology, including a comprehensive appreciation of the design, construction and maintenance processes.
  2. The principles of management that include concepts of project management and the management of construction companies.
  3. The fundamental concepts of building services.
  4. Practice and procedures relevant to Construction Engineering Management.
  5. The law as it relates to the construction industry.
  6. Economics and economic principles that impact upon society and the commercial market place.
  7. Information technology and systems that facilitate the electronic market place.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  1. Analyse and solve construction management problems, applying professional judgement to balance risks, costs, time, quality and safety. 
  2. Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources, including drawings, specifications, codes of practices, bills of quantities and legal forms of contract.  
  3. Plan, conduct and report on a programme of original research.   
  4. Analyse and solve technical construction problems.
  5. Take a holistic approach to planning and execution of construction projects through the implementation of information technology systems. 
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  1. Quantify and measure construction projects. 
  2. Use survey equipment to survey and produce drawings and reports.
  3. Prepare technical and financial reports.
  4. Design, plan for and implement solutions to technical problems
  5. Use commercial and technical and managerial literature effectively.
  6. Produce and present technical presentations 
  7. Use computational tools and packages.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  1. Communicate effectively (both written and verbal).
  2. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. Manage resources of time and money.
  4. Use information and communication technology.
  5. Apply mathematical skills (statistics).
  6. Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations. 
  7. Learn effectively for continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.
  8. Balance risks and make decisions. 

4. Programme structure

Modules with their weights in parentheses are taught in semesters one and two and assessed at the end of semester two.

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

CVA001

Communication

10

CVA003

Introduction to Structural Design

10

CVA014

Construction Technology and Management 1

10

CVA016

Building Materials

10

CVA022

Building Environmental Science

10

CVA043

Introduction to Economics

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.1.2    Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA021

Site Surveying

10

CVA018

Principles of Law

10

CVA026

Building Production

10

CVA027

Manual Graphics, 2D CAD and 3D BIM for Civil Engineering

10

CVA030

Methods of Measurement

10

CVA031

Research Assignment

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1    Semester 1

EITHER  (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB020

Contract Administration

10

CVB021

Management Principles & Practices

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

CVB041

Plant and Equipment 

10

CVC015

Civil Engineering Technology

10

 

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVB019

Low Energy Architectural Design

10

CVC082

Geotechnical Engineering

10

 or

Language module (at the appropriate level)

10

OR  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

CVB039

Exchange

50

CVB040

Hong Kong Project 1

10

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB024

Contractors’ Estimating & Planning

10

CVB026

Construction Technology & Management 2

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation & Management

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal 

10

CVC033

Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules

For students who have not taken CVC033 in 2013-14 or before:

4.3.1   Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC030

Advanced Mechanical Services

10

CVC037

Pre-construction Planning and Estimating

10

CVC038

Building Design Project

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (20)

20

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVB022

Civil Engineering Measurement

10

CVC022

3D CAD Modelling

10

CVC051

Civil and Building Engineering Contracts 

10

 

Language module (at level 3 or above)

10

 

4.3.2    Semester 2    

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC033

Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment

10

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (10)

10

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES 

One module from

CVB035

Sustainable Building Design

10

CVC044

Management Information Systems

10

 or

Language (at level 3 or above)

10

 

 

For students who have taken CVC033 previously:

4.3.3   Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB034

Management of Human Resources

10

CVC030

Advanced Mechanical Services

10

CVC037

Pre-construction Planning and Estimating

10

CVC038

Building Design Project

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (20)

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVB022

Civil Engineering Measurement

10

CVC022

3D CAD Modelling

10

CVC051

Civil and Building Engineering Contracts 

10

 

Language module (at level 3 or above)

10

 

4.3.4    Semester 2    

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (10)

20

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES 

One module from

CVB035

Sustainable Building Design

10

CVC044

Management Information Systems

10

 or

Language (at level 3 or above)

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also obtain least 40% in all modules in each Part.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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