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Manage construction projects that could radically transform the built environment and shape the future of the industry. Work nationally, or take your ambition global, managing teams on international ventures.

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On this BEng (Hons) Construction Engineering Management degree course, you'll develop the skills you need to manage innovative projects and teams, boosting your leadership potential within the construction industry. You'll visit potential future workplace environments and apply your knowledge to practical scenarios from real companies, working through development proposals and examining the suitability of suggested designs, simulating the responsibilities required of a successful construction manager.

Graduate with the leadership, interpersonal, technical and management skills you need to launch into a career in this rapidly changing field.

What you’ll experience

  • Become confident in key theories and principles that construction practice is based on, through field studies and labs in areas including measurement, soils and materials, and hydraulics
  • Have the option to study modules that match your interests and career ambitions such as practical diving and underwater engineering and infrastructure, heritage property and applied building information modelling (BIM)
  • Benefit from the expertise of our Industrial Advisory Committee, a network of construction organisations and senior practitioners who inform your modules and offer placement opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to take a work placement year abroad – a previous student worked for a surveying equipment manufacturer in Switzerland

Work experience and career planning

Working in the construction and engineering sector is an interesting, challenging and rewarding career. You can expect a starting salary from £26,000, which can increase considerably with experience – senior and chartered construction managers can earn over £50,000 depending on the project scale and location.

You'll also meet the entry requirements for many graduate engineering programmes and can continue your studies to achieve chartered status or become an Incorporated Engineer without further study.

What areas can you work in with a construction management degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • project management
  • site engineering
  • site management
  • civil engineering
  • structural engineering

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have worked for companies such as:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Peter Marsh Consulting
  • Multiplex Construction Limited
  • British Army 

What jobs can you do with a Construction Engineering Management degree?

Roles they've taken on include:

  • civil and structural consultancy engineer
  • civil engineering contractor
  • graduate structural engineer
  • construction engineer


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • group work

There’s an emphasis on applying your knowledge to practical situations, with lab and field work that supplies you with opportunities to put what you learn into practice.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • web assessments
  • essays and reports
  • project presentations
  • a dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous year of how students on this course were typically assessed:

  • Year 1 students: 65% by written exams, 4% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 53% by written exams, 9% by practical exams and 38% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 20% by written exams, 10% by practical exams and 70% by coursework


This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, Institute of Highway Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers – meeting in full the academic requirement for IEng (Incorporated Engineer).

Programme Structure

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Construction Management and Practice – 20 credits
  • Engineering Analysis – 20 credits
  • Group Tutorials – 0 credits
  • Introduction to Construction Measurement – 20 credits
  • Professional Development 1 – 20 credits
  • Soils and Materials 1 – 20 credits
  • Water and Environmental Engineering IEng – 20 credits

There are no optional modules in this year.

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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360 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee


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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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