Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K200

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K200

BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K200

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K200

Dr Saad Sarhan  - Programme Leader

Dr Saad Sarhan - Programme Leader

Dr Sarhan is a Programme Leader on the BSc and Master's Construction Science and Management courses. Saad has a background in civil engineering. He is actively researching the latest trends in lean construction, construction project procurement, the concept of waste in construction, and work related to improving supply chain efficiency.

School Staff List

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management

Globally we are facing unprecedented challenges in our built environment from changes in climate, technology, urbanisation, and population. This degree aims to produce professionals with the creativity and skills needed to identify and deliver solutions.

The global construction market is forecast to grow by 70 per cent by 2025 and it will require skilled professionals to lead the industry through future challenges.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building. It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry. It is an industry-guided course and the School’s Professional Advisory Board contains representatives from Lindum Group, Henry Boot Construction, Bowmer & Kirkland, and Longhurst Group, among others.

This innovative course reflects the University’s belief that future construction professionals need an equal understanding of the science of buildings and the management of the construction process. This broad view of construction management aims to provide our students with the technical knowledge and leadership skills needed for embracing a whole life-cycle perspective to construction project production and value delivery.

The programme embraces areas of importance to the built environment, including responding to climate change, digital engineering and technology, industrial innovation, urban growth, and population composition.

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management

Globally we are facing unprecedented challenges in our built environment from changes in climate, technology, urbanisation, and population. This degree aims to produce professionals with the creativity and skills needed to identify and deliver solutions.

The global construction market is forecast to grow by 70 per cent by 2025 and it will require skilled professionals to lead the industry through future challenges.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building. It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry. It is an industry-guided course and the School’s Professional Advisory Board contains representatives from Lindum Group, Henry Boot Construction, Bowmer & Kirkland, and Longhurst Group, among others.

This innovative course reflects the University’s belief that future construction professionals need an equal understanding of the science of buildings and the management of the construction process. This broad view of construction management aims to provide our students with the technical knowledge and leadership skills needed for embracing a whole life-cycle perspective to construction project production and value delivery.

The programme embraces areas of importance to the built environment, including responding to climate change, digital engineering and technology, industrial innovation, urban growth, and population composition.

How You Study

The course comprises a number of core elements that are studied at multiple levels, including environmental science, construction technology, construction IT, and construction management.

Optional modules include a focus on areas relating to the built environment context, law, economics, land surveying, and strategies for dealing with our existing building stock.

First-year topics may include Land Surveying and Engineering; Health, Safety and Law; and Production Management, followed by
teaching in Building Information Modelling Design and Applications; Construction Economics; and Financial and Human Resource Management in the second year.

In their third year, students will be given further opportunities to increase their understanding of construction science and management, as well as exploring research methods and construction project management. Students can develop their research skills and proposals for a substantial written project dissertation in any area relating to construction science and management.

The course is taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises, site visits, field trips, and workshops with industry experts.
Construction science and management students may also have the opportunity to work alongside students from other disciplines, particularly architecture.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

The course comprises a number of core elements that are studied at multiple levels, including environmental science, construction technology, construction IT, and construction management.

Other modules include a focus on areas relating to the built environment context, law, economics, land surveying, and strategies for dealing with our existing building stock.

First-year topics may include Land Surveying and Engineering; Health, Safety and Law; and Production Management, followed by
teaching in Building Information Modelling Design and Applications; Construction Economics; and Financial and Human Resource Management in the second year.

In their third year, students will be given further opportunities to increase their understanding of construction science and management, as well as exploring research methods and construction project management. Students can develop their research skills and proposals for a substantial written project dissertation in an area relating to construction science and management.

The course is taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises, site visits, field trips, and workshops with industry experts.

The University encourages students on this course to work alongside students in related disciplines such as Architecture, and Architectural Science and Technology, to mirror the workplace experience.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of basic CAD drawings for construction/fabrication purposes. Students will be able to manipulate CAD software to produce 2D line drawings, using common draw and edit commands; understand the use of layers, blocks and attributes such as insert text and hatch symbols; in addition to using 3D CAD design development tools including: creation of walls, structural grids, slabs, roofs, windows, doors, and stairs

Module Overview

This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of basic construction science and construction technology for simple buildings

Module Overview

The Module provides an introduction to the fundamental issues associated with Health and Safety Law. The module addresses the hazards, risks, policies, the organisational and control arrangements and duties of all persons required to promote and communicate health, safety and welfare to all parties involved in construction projects

Module Overview

This module provides a fundamental understanding and contextual review of the Built Environment. The module delivers a general background to architectural design and constructional techniques together with an overall philosophy as to why buildings are constructed the way they are, and how this impacts on the built environment. The module addresses the basic theory of sustainability within the context of the built environment and how this can affect the management of the process

Module Overview

This module provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills associated with land surveying, measuring and setting out

Module Overview

This module provides students with a sound understanding of major professional and ethical issues and challenges in the construction industry

Module Overview

This module provides students with the fundamental principles used in the management and control of construction processes. The module focusses on the process of planning and programming activities for a construction site, in line with CIOB Good Practice guidelines

Module Overview

This module provides students with the fundamental professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of Construction Management projects that are Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled. The management of the design process and the roles and responsibilities of industry professionals are areas covered in this module

Module Overview

This module provides students with an understanding of English Law and relevant statutory requirements for the construction and property practice. The module develops the broader knowledge of contract, property, tort, landlord and tenant law and building and planning regulations

Module Overview

This module aims to develop a critical understanding of economic principles and to introduce students to economic analysis in the private, public, and national sectors in the context of the Built Environment

Module Overview

The work placement provides students with a fundamental understanding and practical experience of the construction industry. It requires a minimum 48-week period of full-time employment undertaking an approved and paid work placement with a suitable company. This provides an opportunity for the student to gain relevant industrial experience to consolidate the first two stages of study, prepare for the final stage of their study, and enhance their employment opportunities after graduation. Many students return to their placement company after graduation, having developed a professional network within the industry.

Module Overview

This module builds on the Construction Science and Technology 1 module and provides students with a more detailed and specific understanding of construction science and construction technology for framed and more complex buildings

Module Overview

This module provides students with an understanding of how managers, within construction organisations, seek to achieve organisational aims and business needs by effectively managing their financial and human resources

Module Overview

This module provides students with an understanding of construction procurement and tendering processes. It also provides students with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for measuring and estimating construction project works

Module Overview

This module builds on the Production Management 1 Module and provides students with a more detailed and in-depth understanding about the process of planning and programming activities for a construction project. The module enables students to use established construction scheduling software and also provides students with a critical understanding of the fundamental principles of collaborative planning techniques

Module Overview

This is a Student as Producer project module encouraging the integration of knowledge, competencies and skills developed on the CSM programme. The module enables undergraduate students to learn by doing, encourages them to collaborate on research activities and provides them with the opportunity to undertake a realistic professional role in the context of a collaborative team-based project

Module Overview

This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the major challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry. The module integrates students’ technical and managerial skills within the built environment, and their application to construction production management. The module explores innovative project production management techniques required for designing, managing and delivering modern complex construction projects

Module Overview

This module builds further on the Construction Science and Technology 1 and 2 modules and provides students with a more comprehensive understanding of construction science and construction technology and innovations in this field

Module Overview

The dissertation module provides the platform for students to explore a research topic in depth using an appropriate research methodology, following academic convention. This module provides students with the confidence and skills to manage a written piece of research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the conventional principles of research ethics

Module Overview

This module provides students with the skills required to identify and select appropriate research methodology to prepare and perform a research project in a safe and ethical manner, within an understanding of critical appraisal of previously published research. Students will be able to select and justify an appropriate research question and develop it into a research proposal including a literature review

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of basic CAD drawings for construction/fabrication purposes. Students will be able to manipulate CAD software to produce 2D line drawings, using common draw and edit commands; understand the use of layers, blocks and attributes such as insert text and hatch symbols; in addition to using 3D CAD design development tools including: creation of walls, structural grids, slabs, roofs, windows, doors, and stairs

Module Overview

This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of basic construction science and construction technology for simple buildings

Module Overview

The Module provides an introduction to the fundamental issues associated with Health and Safety Law. The module addresses the hazards, risks, policies, the organisational and control arrangements and duties of all persons required to promote and communicate health, safety and welfare to all parties involved in construction projects

Module Overview

This module provides a fundamental understanding and contextual review of the Built Environment. The module delivers a general background to architectural design and constructional techniques together with an overall philosophy as to why buildings are constructed the way they are, and how this impacts on the built environment. The module addresses the basic theory of sustainability within the context of the built environment and how this can affect the management of the process

Module Overview

This module provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills associated with land surveying, measuring and setting out

Module Overview

This module provides students with a sound understanding of major professional and ethical issues and challenges in the construction industry

Module Overview

This module provides students with the fundamental principles used in the management and control of construction processes. The module focusses on the process of planning and programming activities for a construction site, in line with CIOB Good Practice guidelines

Module Overview

This module provides students with the fundamental professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of Construction Management projects that are Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled. The management of the design process and the roles and responsibilities of industry professionals are areas covered in this module

Module Overview

This module provides students with an understanding of English Law and relevant statutory requirements for the construction and property practice. The module develops the broader knowledge of contract, property, tort, landlord and tenant law and building and planning regulations

Module Overview

This module aims to develop a critical understanding of economic principles and to introduce students to economic analysis in the private, public, and national sectors in the context of the Built Environment

Module Overview

The work placement provides students with a fundamental understanding and practical experience of the construction industry. It requires a minimum 48-week period of full-time employment undertaking an approved and paid work placement with a suitable company. This provides an opportunity for the student to gain relevant industrial experience to consolidate the first two stages of study, prepare for the final stage of their study, and enhance their employment opportunities after graduation. Many students return to their placement company after graduation, having developed a professional network within the industry.

Module Overview

This module builds on the Construction Science and Technology 1 module and provides students with a more detailed and specific understanding of construction science and construction technology for framed and more complex buildings

Module Overview

This module provides students with an understanding of how managers, within construction organisations, seek to achieve organisational aims and business needs by effectively managing their financial and human resources

Module Overview

This module provides students with an understanding of construction procurement and tendering processes. It also provides students with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for measuring and estimating construction project works

Module Overview

This module builds on the Production Management 1 Module and provides students with a more detailed and in-depth understanding about the process of planning and programming activities for a construction project. The module enables students to use established construction scheduling software and also provides students with a critical understanding of the fundamental principles of collaborative planning techniques

Module Overview

This is a Student as Producer project module encouraging the integration of knowledge, competencies and skills developed on the CSM programme. The module enables undergraduate students to learn by doing, encourages them to collaborate on research activities and provides them with the opportunity to undertake a realistic professional role in the context of a collaborative team-based project

Module Overview

This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the major challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry. The module integrates students’ technical and managerial skills within the built environment, and their application to construction production management. The module explores innovative project production management techniques required for designing, managing and delivering modern complex construction projects

Module Overview

This module builds further on the Construction Science and Technology 1 and 2 modules and provides students with a more comprehensive understanding of construction science and construction technology and innovations in this field

Module Overview

The dissertation module provides the platform for students to explore a research topic in depth using an appropriate research methodology, following academic convention. This module provides students with the confidence and skills to manage a written piece of research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the conventional principles of research ethics

Module Overview

This module provides students with the skills required to identify and select appropriate research methodology to prepare and perform a research project in a safe and ethical manner, within an understanding of critical appraisal of previously published research. Students will be able to select and justify an appropriate research question and develop it into a research proposal including a literature review

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

There are a variety of different assessment methods adopted across this programme and this will vary for each module. These methods can include:

  • Assignments
  • Technical reports
  • Practical exercises
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Formal examinations
  • Critical reviews


The variety of assessment methods are designed to enable the development of many soft-skills, including those in communication, leadership, team-work, critical reflection, and problem-solving.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

There are a variety of different assessment methods adopted across this programme and this will vary for each module. These methods can include:

  • Assignments
  • Technical reports
  • Practical exercises
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Formal examinations
  • Critical reviews


The variety of assessment methods are designed to enable the development of many soft-skills, including those in communication, leadership, team-work, critical reflection, and problem-solving.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Additional Costs

Site Visits

There is an expectation that there will be compulsory local study visits and site visits on the first year of this course that will be funded by the University. In subsequent years the study and site visits will continue but they will be optional and students may be expected to pay for these if they decide to take part.

Optional Placement Year

Students will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during a placement year.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Additional Costs

Site Visits

There is an expectation that there will be compulsory local study visits and site visits on the first year of this course that will be funded by the University. In subsequent years the study and site visits will continue but they will be optional and students may be expected to pay for these if they decide to take part.

Optional Placement Year

Students will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during a placement year.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Accreditations and Memberships

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The University of Lincoln has CIOB Accredited Centre Status.

Features

Site Visits and Field Trips

Site visits and field trips enable students to learn from industry professionals and see how theory can be put into practice.

Hands-on Experience

Students have the chance to develop practical knowledge and skills through experimental work and hands-on experience, using specialist land surveying and environmental science equipment.

Industry Links

The Construction Science and Management course is supported by the School’s Professional Advisory Board (PAB) comprising prominent senior professionals from the built environment industry. Our industry connections enable us to ensure that our programmes are fit-for-purpose, future focused, and industry relevant. This collaborative arrangement can enable us to provide our students with opportunities for construction site visits, long and short-term placements, internships, and potential connections for graduate employment.

Architecture students on a site visit.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can go on to work in a number of roles in the residential, commercial, and civil construction industries. Typical roles could include construction or project manager, site manager, building information modelling manager or coordinator, planner, estimator, building control officer, or facilities manager. Some graduates may choose to undertake postgraduate study.

Being a part of this stimulating course helped to advance my knowledge in construction. It also provided me with the privilege of becoming a student member of CIOB and to gain work experience in a large construction company after just one year of studying.

Danielle Miller, BSc (Hons) Construction Science and Management student

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