University of East London

Course Introduction

Ensuring that a building project runs smoothly, with enough materials, equipment, workers and money to deliver it, is a huge task. So, too, is monitoring construction quality and progress.

This course will give you the knowledge and contacts to take on that kind of responsibility.

You’ll learn a broad range of skills in your first year, sharing modules with Civil Engineering and Surveying. Later you can choose to specialise in specific construction management disciplines.

There are so many aspects to construction management – sorting out resources, materials and labour, planning transport routes. It’s all about what we call ‘supply chain management’. You have to make sure everything runs efficiently – and that means a lot of work in many different areas.

You need to have good inter-personal skills and be comfortable working as part of a large team. And you have to keep in mind your client’s requirements at all times. This course will help you learn how to juggle all these responsibilities successfully.

Course Modules


Mathematics (core)

Physical Science (core)

Engineering in Society (core)

Year 1:

Land and Construction Surveying (core)

Maths and IT in the built Environment (core)

Introduction to the Built Environment (core)

Building Technology & Materials (core)

Year 2:

Advanced Technology, Planning and Production (core)

Legal and Regulatory Framework (core)

Contract Law in Construction (core)

Sustainable Building Technology (core)

Building Services (core)

Tendering, Estimating & Cost Control (core)

Industrial Sandwich Placement- Optional year out placement (core)

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 3:

Dissertation (core)

Project Management Studies (core)

Value Management Techniques (optional)

Quantity Surveying Practise and Procurement (optional)

Built Asset Management & Development (optional)

Building Engineering (optional)

Environmental Management (optional)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £12,100 Overseas Fees