About the course

This course is designed to provide students with a high level of understanding of the design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings of all classes and to prepare them for more advanced employment in the construction industry. It consists of a combination of core and optional units that provide appropriate training for employment in the field of quantity surveying (estimators and cost analysts), architectural technicians, building surveying, building control or construction and site management.

The courses have been designed to include a high level of academic and practical elements. Enrolment on the programme entitles students to become student members of the CIOB, RICS and CIAT. The programme is also recognised nationally and internationally by employers in the construction industry.

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UCAS code

What you will study

Year 1

  • Project evaluation and design
  • Construction technology and environmental design
  • Construction technology and materials
  • Management principles
  • Building law and contract administration
  • Construction economics and finance
  • Construction Management
  • Building design and maintenance studies

Year 2

  • Measurement
  • Building conversion and adaptation
  • Project
  • Assessment and management of risk
  • Tendering and estimation
  • Site engineering and surveying
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Quantity surveying management and practice
  • Sustainable construction


  • Assessment is through examinations, assignments including essay and report writing, portfolio building, project work, oral assessments and presentation
  • You must pass each unit to get the overall qualification at the end of the course

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points, this is with the expectation that most applicants will have studied the Construction Management HNC course
  • GCSEs - grades A*-C, 9 - 4 in English and maths
  • Applicants with BTEC ND/NC or degrees in other areas will be considered
  • Mature applicants over 21 years of age with relevant industrial experience
  • In addition to the above, applicants wishing to enter the course will be expected to be in relevant employment and will be required to attend an interview with the teaching staff

Costs and loans

  • The Student Finance England loan is available for this course

Moving forward

  • Progression to a relevant degree course at the University of Greenwich
  • Membership of relevant chartered institutes via additional exams/courses
  • Employment in the construction and built environment sector

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