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Construction FdSc


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University of Derby Markeaton Street Derby DE22 3AW

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Factfile Where you will study: Derby Campus, Markeaton Street. UCAS code: K201. Apply direct to the University. Entry requirements: You will usually need 160 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list). Duration and mode of study: You will study this course for 3 years part time (day release). Fees: This is a resource intensive course, so it costs £8600. Start date: You can start this course in September.

I enjoyed getting a rounded knowledge of the construction industry and have found it very useful to understand the overall process from tendering and costing, contracts and procurement through to managing a project during the construction phase. Emma Jeffrey

Why choose this course?

Study modules Stage one

Stage TWO

Technology and Structures 1

Technology and Structures 2

Construction Materials Technology

Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies

About the course This is a vocational course designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in construction.

Construction CAD and Personal Development

Project Planning and Development (WBL)*

Environmental Design and Services

Built Environment Project and Personal Development (WBL)*

The course has been carefully developed to cover almost every aspect of building production and management in the construction industry, so if you prefer a more practical and vocational approach to study, this is an ideal way to fulfil your management ambitions.

Construction Organisation and Economics


Site Surveying 1


This is a unique course developed with employers and key organisations in the industry. It’s also an excellent route to the final year of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree.

You will improve your understanding of the latest relevant technology, management, law and theories behind modern construction. Teaching and learning There will be a mixture of face-to-face lectures, practical work and Work Based Learning. Work Based Learning gives you credit for activities you undertake in the workplace.

Options Stage Two You will choose one module from:  Services and Sustainable Design  Measurement and Cost Studies You will also choose one module from:  Maintenance and Refurbishment  Surveying 2 If you wish to progress on to stage three of BSc (Hons) Construction Management, you will need to complete the bridging module:  Construction Research Methods and Personal Development

Additional information When you have successfully completed this foundation degree and the bridging module, you will be ready to go into the final stage of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree, to top up your qualification to a full bachelors degree. Your career With your foundation degree you will have career opportunities in areas such as construction management, project management, site management or offsite manufacturing. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and on completion of this course you will be eligible for Incoporated Member status of the CIOB.

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