Taught course

Construction Project Management

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: One of the following is normally required: A good UK honours degree at 2:2 or above / equivalent; or An equivalent overseas qualification; in surveying, construction, civil engineering, real estate or any other construction subjects.

Months of entry


Course content


The course seeks to respond to a changing student market and to the changing requirements of the construction industry. It is designed to meet the needs of individuals and corporations in managing change in a fast moving business and project environment. Its aim is to take an international perspective and give you a broad yet rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of organising and managing construction projects, while taking environmental considerations into account.

The course seeks to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges presented by these changes and provides opportunities for cognate graduates from diverse backgrounds including international students, students with limited professional experience, as well as students looking for mid career development in a construction management specialist area.

This course will challenge you to question your current thinking and the practices adopted in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop your abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems.

The programme may be studied in full or part-time mode. The full time duration is 17 months for January starts.

Key Facts

  • The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Successful completion of the course will lead to Professional Membership after the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
  • This course provides a rigorous and coherent education in the knowledge and appreciation of the many varied factors, including legal, economic and social trends, that influence the construction industry and construction process. On completion of the course you will have covered both the ‘core’ and ‘areas of specialism’ needed for the opportunity to register for membership of RICS and CIOB.
  • The course is specifically designed as a route into the construction management profession for graduates with degrees in surveying, construction, architecture, civil engineering, real estate and other cognate degree courses.
  • One of the main features of the course is its interactive, student-centred, problem-based approach to learning. Student-led workshops are backed up by tutorial support, with aspiring construction project managers working closely with other students on MSc Environmental Sustainability, MSc Quantity Surveying and MSc Building Surveying, which leads to genuinely multi-professional learning environments in the context of the built environment.

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. International Students can apply on-line on the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,500 (2016) FT
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-17 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595
+44 (0)121 331 7994