FdSc in Building Engineering and Project Management

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
Sheffield Hallam University
Level 5
2 years
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call us on 01246500500 ext 2102.
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
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Course overview

Modules on this course include, for year one:

  • Introduction to Reflective Practice - Work-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Construction Project Management
  • Evaluation of Buildings, Materials and Sites
  • Understanding Building Technology
  • Report - Work-Based Learning
  • Law and Economics for the Built Environment

Modules on this course include, for year two:

  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Evaluating Construction Technology
  • Portfolio - Work-Based Learning 3
  • Building Technology Design Project
  • Construction Project and Production Planning
  • Sustainable Construction Studies

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Coursework
  • Written Reflection
  • Development Plan
  • Reports
  • Exams
  • Presentations
  • Portfolio

Who is this course for?

This course is focused on the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the built environment. In addition to the exciting topics explored during this course you'll also engage in practice-related learning across most modules. Field trips, visits from external practitioners and assessments aim to illustrate and simulate professional construction practice.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Outline current concerns within the industry both in the UK and globally
  • Describe the essential technological and construction principles that influence the design, construction, cost and maintenance of the built environment
  • Describe the essential basic scientific and mathematical principles and their applications in provision of solutions to design, construction, financial, surveying and maintenance problems in construction
  • Identify and describe good practice in basic design, construction and alteration of buildings
  • Describe economic and legal principles and theories within the context of the Built Environment
  • Identify the roles of those involved in the Built Enviornment professions

Entry qualifications

Entry requirements:

  • One A Level plus 4 GCSE Grade C/4 including Maths and English
  • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Building, Construction or Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Construction or Built Environment
  • Other Access or Foundation course qualifications
  • Mature students may be accepted onto the course where they have proven experience within the built environment and can demonstrate the required level of skill and academic ability within interview

What other experience will I gain?

Work-based learning comprises over 25% of the award with 60 credits being dedicated to work-based learning modules. These modules are designed to prepare students for and support students in the workplace, building greater understanding of their chosen profession. Students are expected to find their own relevant work placements/experience with support from Chesterfield College staff who have string industry links. Work placement can be made up of several short placements or a longer period with one employer. For Work-Based Learning 2 module to be completed successfully it is expected that a student will need to have completed around 140 hours of relevant work-based experience. Without this a student is unable to progress to Level 5. The Work-Based Learning 3 module requires a further 140 hours of work placement experience. A personal tutor will provide advice and guidance on securing relevant work-based experience as well as authorising the suitability of placements prior to commencement. They will support you whilst you're on your placement through regular contact and logging of your completed hours.

Where will this lead?

This course is designed to allow progression onto the BSc (Hons) Building Engineering and Project Management (Top up). This requires a further year of study.

What are my career options?
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