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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 2 Years
UCAS Code:K220
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

cabe - Chartered Association of Building Engineers

This course is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

The construction industry is one of the UK’s main economic drivers, and contributes around 10% to the country’s GDP.

The course will help you develop the high-level management skills that are in demand by the industry, and give you the opportunity to learn about the latest techniques, materials and supply chain processes.

You will also study the government policies and regulations that relate to the industry, and receive a thorough grounding in contract, procurement and risk management.


We offer a range of teaching and learning methods, including work-based learning projects which will enable you to gain the experience required for employment and develop a portfolio of work.

You will also have the opportunity to attend exhibitions and seminars arranged and presented by experts.


  • Learn a range of valuable transferable skills, including teamwork, communication, problem solving, mathematics and IT solutions
  • Study construction economics, contract, procurement and risk management, project management and policy development
  • Develop active links with some of the country’s leading construction companies
  • Gain a deep insight into the Government and EU policies and regulations that effect the industry
  • Explore your limits in our state-of-art teaching facilities
  • Challenge yourself as you learn about the latest technologies, techniques and materials for sustainable building
  • Benefit from the fact that the technical elements of the course are mapped to NVQs in Construction Management at Level 4

Accreditations

  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Units

  • Academic And Computer Skills, Health And Safety (CBF016-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Construction Economics (CBF028-1) Compulsory
  • Project Development And Building Control (CBF029-1) Compulsory
  • Sustainability, Environment And Construction Technology (CBF014-1) Compulsory
  • Work Based Learning A - Construction Management And Surveying For Construction (CBF030-1) Compulsory
  • Building Services And Project Management (CBF011-2) Compulsory
  • Building Technology (CBF021-2) Compulsory
  • Construction Contracts, Measurements And Processes (CBF020-2) Compulsory
  • Human Resource Management And Career Development (CBF009-2) Compulsory
  • Work Based Learning A - Managing People And Projects (CBF010-2) Compulsory

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course. The types of assessment used range from practical work, which assesses the practical application of knowledge and concepts gained in lectures, seminars, and also from learning acquired during self-study, through to presentation and report based assessments. Time controlled in-class tests are also utilised to allow the students to experience and adjust to industry requirements. Assessment submissions will be made via the BREO VLE online portal. Please note that the system may `timeout' if the period of upload is excessive due to overly-large files. Students are therefore encouraged to submit file sizes of less than 20MB. Should you wish to submit larger files, please leave sufficient time to test the submission/discuss with the Unit tutor, prior to the assessment deadline.

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

Candidates will typically be progressing from level 5 qualification such as Foundation Degree, HND, NVQ 5, or other equivalent qualifications or through interview by the course coordinator.


Graduates of this course have gone on to a range of professions including junior facilities management, junior quantity surveyors, trainee site managers and estimators.

 

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student