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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management

Academic Year: 2017/18

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 Architecture, Building and Civil 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 8 semesters with students undertaking 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/construction-engineering-management/

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:51:42 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 1 and 2 and assessed at the end of Semester 2.

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA003

Introduction to Structural Design

10

CVA016

Building Materials

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

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

CVA018

Principles of Law

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA021

Site Surveying

10

CVA026

Building Production

10

CVA030

Methods of Measurement

10

CVA031

Construction Live

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

Procurement and Contract Administration

10

CVB021

Management Principles & Practices

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

CVB041

Plant and Equipment 

10

CVB043

Sustainable Building Design (20)

10

 

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVB023

Civil Engineering Technology

10

CVC082

Geotechnical Engineering

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

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation & Management

10

CVB032

Building Pathology and Management

10

CVB043

Sustainable Building Design (20)

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal 

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

OR COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) - for students who undertake Semester 1 in Hong Kong

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB024

Contractors’ Estimating & Planning

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation & Management

10

CVB032

Building Pathology and Management

10

CVB038

Green Building Design

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal 

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules

4.3.1   Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC030

Advanced Mechanical Services

10

CVC034

Management of Human Resources

10

CVC037

Pre-construction Planning and Estimating

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVB022

Civil Engineering Measurement

10

CVB025

3D CAD Modelling

10

CVC051

Construction Contracts 

10

 

4.3.4    Semester 2    

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC038

Building Design Project

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (30)

20

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES 

One module from

CVC044

Management Information Systems

10

CVC045

Collaborative BIM Design Project

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1  In order to progress from Part A to Part B and 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 accumulate 120 credits in each Part.

5.2  Candidates cannot progress from Part B to the DIS year until Part B progression requirements have been met.

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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