Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Construction Engineering Management

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

The BSc in Construction Engineering Management is a four-year sandwich course fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

BSc (Hons)

Construction Engineering Management

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

The BSc in Construction Engineering Management is a four-year sandwich course fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 1st in the UK  for engineering placements (2014/15 HESA UG Student Record)
  • 98% of graduates in work or further studies (2014 graduates)
  • Ranked 2nd for Building (The Tomes Good University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for learning resources and personal development (NSS 2015)

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building course with a focus on the technical and managerial aspects of construction project management.

The programme is sponsored by a consortium of contractors. The consortium companies offer sponsorships, work placements and graduate jobs for the students, and enable practical experience for the students in the form of site visits and guest speakers.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, and prepares its graduates for a wide range of management roles in the construction industry.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich K291
Sponsorships

Suitable applicants will be invited to attend a recruitment day and will be interviewed by both members of academic staff and members of the sponsoring consortium.

In reaching decisions about sponsorship, companies will consider work permit restrictions and expect students to be eligible to work in the UK after graduation. It is likely therefore that students from non-EU countries will not be offered sponsorship.

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, projects, presentations, site visits and field work.

Graduate destinations

The course prepares students for a range of potential paths in the construction industry including estimating, planning, site engineering and project management, leading to a career in construction management.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Communication           
  • Introduction to Structural Design                                                                        
  • Building Materials       
  • Principles of Design and Construction                                                                 
  • Building Environmental Science                                                                          
  • Introduction to Economics                                                                                   

Semester 2

  • Principles of Law         
  • Principles of Design and Construction                                                                 
  • Site Surveying              
  • Building Production     
  • Methods of Measurement                                                                                  
  • Research Assignment 
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Contract Administration                                                                                      
  • Management Principles & Practices                                                                   
  • Health & Safety           
  • Plant and Equipment   
  • Civil Engineering Technology                                                                               

Optional Modules

Choose one from

  • Low Energy Architectural Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering                                                                                   
  • Language module (at the appropriate level)

Or Compulsory Modules

  • Exchange                     
  • Hong Kong Project 1    

 Semester 2

  • Contractors’ Estimating & Planning                                                                    
  • Building Services Technology                                                                              
  • Construction Organisation & Management                                                        
  • Sustainable Building Design                                                                                
  • Property Development Appraisal                                                                        
  • Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment                                                           

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. 

 

Final year

Semester 1

  • Advanced Mechanical Services                                                                           
  • Pre­construction Planning and Estimating                                                          
  • Building Design Project                                                                                       
  • Research Dissertation

Optional Modules

Choose one from

  • Civil Engineering Measurement                                                                          
  • 3D CAD Modelling       
  • Civil and Building Engineering Contracts
  • Language module (at the appropriate level)                                                       

Semester 2

  • Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment                                                           
  • Management Finance 
  • Advanced Construction
  • Research Dissertation (30)                                                                                  
  • Value Management & Engineering                                                                     

Optional Modules

One module from

  • Management Information Systems                                                                    
  • Collaborative BIM Design Project                                                                        
  • Language (at the appropriate level)                                                                   

 

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: K291 BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
BBB or ABC from 3 A-Levels
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers majority B grades
IB
32 points minimum with 5 5 5 in HL subjects
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial training

This course includes the option of a paid year working in industry. The School’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry can provide many benefits. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Recent companies who have employed placement students from this course include Balfour Beatty, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska, Taylor Woodrow and Tony Gee.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: K291

Our students

Monika S

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Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

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Gráinne M

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Howard B

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James C

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Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”